PVC-free medical plastics processing propels Eldon James

A Colorado plastics processing company is significantly expanding capacity in response to growing demand for PVC- and silicone-free tubing and injection molded fittings for the medical and food markets.

Eldon James is adding 10 injection molding machines and two extrusion lines to a consolidated 75,000-sq-ft facility in Denver, where the company's headquarters are located. The expansion will be complete by the end of August, President and co-owner Marcia Coulson said in an interview with PlasticsToday.

One of the key's to its rapid growth is the ability to produce tubing from olefin elastomers that provides kink-resistant properties comparable to PVC, Coulson said. The technology, some of it in the process of being patented, is a combination of material type, wall thickness and extruder processing conditions....

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