Saint-Gobain expands medical footprint, phases out phthalate plasticizers


Anaheim - Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Portage, WI) announced two acquisitions and the opening of a new Compass Technology extrusion line during MD&M West in Anaheim, CA as it continues to scale up its presence as a supplier of fluid path products to the medical device market.

The two acquisitions are Twin Bay Medical (Williamsburg, MI), which makes flexible tube retainers and single-use components, and American Fluoroseal (Gaithersburg, MD), a manufacturer of fluoropolymer bags.

The second Compass Technology silicone extrusion line is opening at the company’s Beaverton, MI, plant. The first line opened eight months ago in Northboro, MA. The Compass development was driven by growing customer requirements for more precision tolerances and more repeatability, Aaron Updegrove, marketing manager-medical, told Plastics Today in an interview at the MD&M event.

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