Healthcare industry to benefit from MedPlast's enhanced single-source supplier capabilities...

ELKHORN, Wisconsin, May 10th 2011 – MedPlast Inc.'s addition of silicone extrusion technology to its suite of services provides its healthcare industry customers with a powerful spectrum of production capabilities that becomes even more valuable as the design of medical grows increasingly sophisticated and cost pressures mount, according to Dan Winter, Director of Development for Elastomers.

With the addition of silicone extrusion, MedPlast becomes one of a select group of single-source suppliers capable of handling the multiple processes needed to create critical medical products such as catheter systems, surgical drains, intravenous drug delivery vehicles, and pump systems, which require the ultimate in production quality.

The company's technical expertise includes injection molding, transfer molding, compression molding, extrusion blow molding and the design and construction of complex medical molds. MedPlast is a leader in the design, prototyping, engineering, assembly, tool-making and production of precision, custom-molded components for the healthcare and select industrial markets. Its combination of technical capability and full-service, customer-first philosophy provides unsurpassed speed-to-market and synergistic skills in elastomers and thermoplastics.

"This new capability here in our Elkhorn, Wisconsin facility further enhances our role as an integrated, one-stop supplier for the healthcare product market," Winter said. "More than ever, we offer our customers the efficiencies, support and expertise of a complete solutions provider."

According to Bernie Stritzke, Vice President and General Manager of MedPlast's Elkhorn facility, the need for silicone extrusion is a significant growth area for medical products makers.

"Our world-class equipment and collective knowledge of multiple processes are second to none in the industry," Stritzke said. "With every new service we offer, we further cement our partnership with leading makers of today’s advanced – and complicated – medical systems."

Human lives depend upon these intricate medical devices, and silicone extrusion is essential to their proper performance. While the layman may take them for granted, these finely crafted pieces require perfect design and expert manufacturing know-how. From medical delivery systems to shields and feeding devices, healthcare professionals depend upon perfect real-world functionality, first-time, every time.

In addition to increasingly complex product designs, today's medical manufacturers face tremendous cost pressures in their highly competitive environment. "Our company's ability to provide a spectrum of innovative services, superior technical support, cost-control and the added convenience of our single-source supplier status, represents tremendous value-added for our customers," Winter said.

MedPlast, Inc., based in Tempe, Arizona, works in close collaboration with its customers – product developers in markets where stringent quality assurance and compliance – along with time- and cost-efficiencies – are of paramount importance.

MedPlast's manufacturing capabilities include multi-shot molding, elastomeric molding, specialty mold manufacturing and complex product assembly. Its world-class facilities are based in Tempe, as well as Elkhorn, WI; West Berlin, NJ; Westfield, PA and Monticello, IA. The company has played a key role in the introduction of many new, and highly challenging, product introductions in the Healthcare and Consumer/specialty markets.

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