GW Silicones (Royalton, VT), which entered the liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding business four years ago, is now completing an expansion that significantly expands its capacity. There is a heavy emphasis on close tolerance and multimaterial capabilities for the medical market in the 15,000-sq-ft expansion that is totally committed to LSR molding and assembly.
"Having reached our current manufacturing capacity, we needed to add additional injection molding systems to meet new business demands. This meant expanding our facility to match the growth of our LSR business," says Mark Hammond, general manager of GW Silicones. There is room for 18 new iinjection modling machines in the expansion.