New Manufacturing Facility Boom Continues

What companies have opened new facilities around the world in the last few months?

Katie Hobbins, Managing Editor

October 12, 2022

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Elkem Silicones have opened a new specialized facility for producing high purity medical silicones in York, SC. The new 18,000 sq. ft site features state-of-the-art ISO-certified Class 7 and Class 8 clean rooms and operations are controlled under one quality management system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and IPEC Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. This facility is the second one the company has opened in York, the other of which is located a half mile away.

"Elkem's investment in this highly specialized facility demonstrates our commitment to growing with our customers around the world in medical implantable and pharmaceutical applications," said Bertrand Mollet, president of Elkem Silicones Americas. "As the only fully integrated silicone supplier in this space, we are incredibly proud of this facility and all the opportunities it offers our customers."

About the Author(s)

Katie Hobbins

Managing Editor, MD+DI

Katie Hobbins is managing editor for MD+DI and joined the team in July 2022. She boasts multiple previous editorial roles in print and multimedia medical journalism, including dermatology, medical aesthetics, and pediatric medicine. She graduated from Cleveland State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and promotional communications. She enjoys yoga, hand embroidery, and anything DIY. You can reach her at [email protected].

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