Several factors are driving the global plastics medical market, including improved sterilization techniques, a shift towards disposable devices, and the development of enhanced plastic materials. The characteristics of today’s materials — biocompatibility, autoclavability, chemical resistance, transparency, light weight, and design flexibility — make plastics an ideal choice for medical applications.
MackMedical, our medical products group, is a focused team of product development, program management, quality, regulatory, document control, purchasing, sales and production staff that are skilled in medical manufacturing. Located at Mack’s headquarters in Arlington, Vt., they manage all medical accounts, from upfront engineering through final manufacturing and distribution. The nucleus of MackMedical is engineering-intensive, and reflects a medical manufacturing culture that understands the industry.
MackMedical is uniquely positioned in terms of infrastructure, staffing and financial strength to invest the resources needed for the long product development cycles typical of medical device manufacturing. Our extensive product development resources range from part design to prototyping to on-site full-time engineering support, including analysis, test and co-specification of materials. Mack specializes in medium- to large-part molding and manufacturing, and offers assembly services up to and including Class III PMA medical device manufacturing. Other market-specific qualifications include:
- ISO 9001
- ISO 13485
- Class III PMA manufacturing
- Sheet metal fabrication for devices and instrumentation
- Full-service Machining Center
- Experience with medical autoclavable resins
- Class 100,000 clean room
- Device manufacturing
- Component molding and assembly