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TekniPlex Healthcare is extending its North American footprint and expanding its global capacity with a new 200,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Madison, Wisc.—the second TekniPlex Healthcare facility in the city. Scheduled to open in early 2024, the facility will operate under the ISO 13485:2016 quality management system, which certifies the ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements.
TekniPlex Healthcare’s new facility will feature sophisticated manufacturing equipment that will boost the company’s lamination capacity for a wide range of materials, including PET, nylon, paper, foil, PE, EAA, and ionomer, in both peelable and non-peelable structures. This will help drive shorter lead times and ensure best-in-class quality. The laminate and coated products are utilized in a variety of applications for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics end markets, including flexible foil and plastic pouches, contact lens packaging, blisters and blister lidding, and sterilizable protective structures for medical devices, accessories, and procedural tools.
The plant will feature new coating and lamination assets, boosting TekniPlex’s capacity for a range of products, including coated Tyvek® and reinforced papers. The plant also will showcase new flexographic printing capability, adding to TekniPlex’s set of solutions. The high-definition printer features fast changeover to expedite customer delivery times and creates an almost zero waste scenario in the production environment.
All newly installed equipment will utilize the state-of-the-art technology to reduce energy consumption and process waste. Combined with a factory-wide trim waste recovery system, this will allow the plant to maximize its environmental efficiency.