DuPont Expands Medical Elastomer Capacity in Michigan

Posted on 10/18/2021 4:53:08 PM By ASC

DuPont recently celebrated the inauguration of new medical elastomers mixers at its Healthcare Industries Materials Site (HIMS) in Hemlock, Mich., with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. The investment in the new mixers is reportedly in response to increased supply needs from DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Solutions customers. According to DuPont, the capacity expansion will:

  • Expand in-house medical-grade silicone elastomer (liquid silicone rubber and high-consistency rubber) manufacturing capabilities
  • Enable sustainable growth in Liveo medical elastomer product lines serving specialty medical devices along the value chain
  • Support the strong growth of in-house production of Liveo pharmaceutical tubing dedicated to biopharmaceutical processing, and of medical devices and topical blends.

The 8,000-sq-ft site expansion was a coordinated effort by DuPont staff and over 10 local contracting companies. The ribbon-cutting event featured a site tour and remarks by Samuel Ponzo, vice president and general manager, DuPont Electronics & Industrial; and JoAnn Crary, president and CEO of Saginaw Future, which recognized DuPont HIMS with an Economic Development Award in 2021.

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