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Helix Medical Expands Manufacturing Capabilities


Posted by mddiadmin on August 1, 2008

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Helix Medical, which specializes in medical device components, has broadened its capabilities through two acquisitions.

Medical device contract manufacturer Helix Medical LLC (Carpinteria, CA) has expanded its capabilities with the acquisition of two companies specializing in medical device components and subassemblies.

As the result of an acquisition earlier this year, Helix Medical oversees the operations of APEC—a Baldwin Park, CA–based thermoplastic and silicone injection molder. APEC uses Arburg and Toyo presses ranging from 28 to 300 tn. The company's seven silicone liquid injection molding cells enable it to manufacture thermoplastics and silicone in the same Class 100,000 cleanroom. APEC also has a 35,000-sq-ft medical component manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China.

Another acquisition brought Jenline Industries Ltd. (Gloucester, MA) into Helix's sphere of operations. Jenline is a silicone contract manufacturing company that became a division of Helix last year.

“Through our Gloucester and Baldwin Park operations, Helix Medical now offers its customers combined manufacturing experience of more than 50 years,” says Jorg Schneewind, CEO of Helix Medical. “We are well positioned to meet the needs of our customers with these additional manufacturing operations. [We will] continue our service offerings of extrusion and custom molding of platinum-cured silicone products for the medical device industry.”

Helix Medical is part of the healthcare products division of Freudenberg-NOK (Plymouth, MI).

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