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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.

Additional information about DuPont Liveo Healthcare Solutions is available at www.dupont.com/liveo.html