FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Vt. (April 25, 2012) — MackMedical/Mack Molding has added Class 100,000 cleanroom molding to its list of medical device manufacturing services, it was announced today by Jeff Somple, president of Mack’s Northern Operations. “This represents the latest in a long list of investments Mack has made in the medical market over the last 12 years, which now accounts for about 40 percent of overall sales,” he adds. “Dedicated to reusable and disposable medical applications, this facility will be particularly well-suited for the injection molding needs of our orthopedic customers.”
The 2,000-sq-ft modular design features removable panels to facilitate future expansion. Dual air-lock, rapid roll-up doors allow for easy product flow and quick tool changes. Just completed, the cleanroom is certified to the ISO 14644-1 Class 8 standard.
The new facility houses six electric injection molding machines from Toshiba Machine Co.,Ltd. All are 110-ton, high-precision machines from Toshiba’s EC Servo Electric Series. Chosen for energy-efficiency and precise process control, Mack expects about 60 percent less energy consumption from these machines over their equivalent hydraulic counterparts. The presses are also outfitted with high pressure water controllers to allow more versatility in resin selection.This latest equipment purchase brings Mack’s press total to 126 machines, which range from 28 to 4000 tons of clamp force with barrel sizes from .6 to 800 ounces.
Other clean-air operations
Cleanroom molding rounds out Mack’s other clean-air operations, which include a separate, but adjacent, whiteroom molding facility. The whiteroom houses four Engel hydraulic presses — three 100-ton and one 40-ton. The 24-hour whiteroom operation is currently dedicated to molding orthopedic trials and medical disposables. It is ideal for low-volume, multi-color products requiring quick resin and tool changes. Also housed at Mack’s headquarters plant is a Class 100,000 cleanroom for assembly. This 2100-sq-ft resource is used for non-sterile packaging of medical disposables, light sonic weld assembly, and temperature- and humidity-controlled functional testing.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO. For more information, go to www.mack.com.