Forecasting growth of 25% this year in medical sales, Sil-Pro (Delano, MN) recently expanded cleanroom molding capacity and is already planning a new cleanroom with additional equipment.
The current growth is coming in thermoplastic injection molding for Sil-Pro, which was launched in 1998 as a silicone molding specialist and now has 20 LIM machines. The company also operates a Davis-Standard silicone extruder.
"We expanded our current cleanroom by 1000 sq ft to accommodate growing demand for thermoplastic parts," said Brian Higgins, VP sales and marketing, in an interview with PlasticsToday. The two new presses (60 to 100 tons of clamping force) are from Sodick Plustech. "We added our first two thermoplastic molding machines two years ago, and now we're gaining traction with that and we need to add capacity."