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TekniPlex Expands Costa Rica Facility & Other Supplier News

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Omar Ford

November 16, 2023

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TekniPlex Healthcare, which utilizes advanced materials science expertise to help deliver better patient outcomes, celebrated the recent expansion of its production facility in Cartago, Costa Rica. Comprising 55,000 square feet, the additional room is being utilized for new medical tubing extrusion lines, downstream equipment for assembly and other operations, and warehousing space.

For TekniPlex Healthcare’s Cartago facility, the October 26 ribbon-cutting commemorated the third stage of a multiphase expansion. For this phase, a new building allows manufacturing to be segregated from warehousing, and provides additional capacity for both. Highlights to date include new medical tubing extrusion equipment installed in a cleanroom environment; the continuous closed-loop feedback extrusion system will help drive tighter tolerances at high manufacturing speeds, allowing TekniPlex Healthcare to increase its medical tubing and profile capacity amid a growing medical device components market. 

The Phase 3 expansion also helps further improve TekniPlex Healthcare’s business continuity capabilities – often a key factor in strategic partner selection where dual validation is critical – by building upon existing medical tubing manufacturing operations in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and China.

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Omar Ford

Omar Ford is MD+DI's Editor-in-Chief. You can reach him at [email protected].

 

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