DuPont Opens Medical Tubing Facility in South Carolina 48790

New facility will expand US capacity for biopharmaceutical tubing extrusion.

July 30, 2022

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DuPont Liveo pharma TPE tubing and pharma bottle closures
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A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 28 in the company of state and local officials marked the opening of the new DuPont Liveo Healthcare Solutions manufacturing facility at the Cooper River site near Moncks Corner in South Carolina. The new facility will expand capacity for biopharmaceutical tubing extrusion to meet increased demand from customers, said DuPont in the press release.

The facility operates under the same quality standards as the DuPont Healthcare Industries Materials Site (HIMS) in Hemlock, MI. Operators at the new South Carolina facility were certified at DuPont’s long-standing HIMS manufacturing site.

“The Cooper River site will bring additional production capacity online over the next two years to serve strategic customers and expand our Liveo Healthcare Solutions customer base,” said DuPont Healthcare & Specialty Lubricants Global Business Director Eugenio Toccalino. “We’re committed to investing in our healthcare business, and this biopharma processing manufacturing investment at Cooper River is a key milestone in our growth strategy that will help us offer a highly reliable and sustainable product supply.”

DuPont said it worked with local companies, including more than 40 subcontractors, on the site expansion project.

“Being selected as the second dedicated healthcare site is indeed an honor and a reflection of our team’s track record of dedication, ownership, and commitment to our core values and excellence in meeting customers’ needs.  Thanks to collaboration between the DuPont team and our contractor partners, the Cooper River site was completed within 17 months — on time, on budget, and without a single recordable safety incident,” said Bill Alexander, DuPont Cooper River site leader. “The opening of the site already has enabled the creation of 25 jobs for startup, with another 25 expected by mid-2024 as we ramp up operations.”

DuPont also expects to add biopharma silicone tubing capacity in China in the second half of this year.

DuPont Liveo pharma TPE tubing and pharma bottle closures

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