25 June 2013
25 June 2013
Putnam Plastics has completed the construction of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and office space in Dayville, Connecticut, US.
The 92,000 square feet (8550 square metres) facility will allow for the expansion of extrusion-technology development and manufacturing operations.
Designed specifically to serve the needs of medical-device customers, Putnam say its expanded operations will include dedicated space for the company’s three key growth initiatives: clean manufacturing; product finishing; and technology development.
Part of the expansion is a new 6,000 square feet (550 square metres), ISO Class 8 clean room that will serve the increasing demand for extrusion and finishing of components that require greater regulatory controls. Finishing operations will include printing, insert-moulding, tipping, welding and assembly operations for tube components used in medical devices. Putnam’s new developments include continuous-manufacturing technologies that minimise manual operations required to produce complex, composite catheter designs.
“Our existing space will continue to provide traditional extrusion services and serve the needs of our customers,” said Jim Dandeneau, Putnam’s Chief Executive Officer. “The expansion allows us to support increased demand for more complex, comprehensive extrusion components and will serve as a showcase for emerging extrusion technologies available for medical devices.”
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