As I walk the NPE2015 show floor, I'm always on the lookout for medical applications. There are quite a few, as it turns out, but one in particular that caught my attention was a mock cleanroom set up by Conair (Cranberry Township, PA) to highlight its MedLine portfolio. The installation is quite impressive, and if you are at all interested in cleanroom extrusion and molding, I encourage you to stop by booth W-2143 and check it out. And while you're there, say hello to Conair newbie Matt Zelkovich, General Manager, Medical, formerly Director of Engineering and Development at West Pharmaceutical Services. He is overseeing the extension of the MedLine portfolio, which now includes more than 170 different pieces of equipment for conveying and storage, resin drying, blending, heat transfer and downstream extrusion.
MedLine has been part of Conair's portfolio for several years. It was used to market downstream extrusion equipment designed for the production of precision medical tubing. What's new is that the name now encompasses a full range of the company's auxiliaries.