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Freudenberg Medical Expands in U.S. Market

Tube manufacturing, device coating and product design services

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – April 13, 2016 – Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of medical device components continues to expand and invest in medical manufacturing services in the United States.

The company has expanded tube manufacturing at its Carpinteria, California facility; opened a new product design and development office in California; and acquired Hemoteq AG, a provider of surface coating technology for medical devices.

Freudenberg Medical recently completed the expansion of its extrusion and molding cleanrooms at the company’s silicone operation in Carpinteria and has increased silicone tubing production capacity by 50 percent.

A new product design and development office in Southern California has helped foster collaboration with customers located on the west coast. The company’s California product design team is focused on minimally invasive solutions and catheter-based devices.

“We have taken our company to the next level and have fulfilled a longterm strategy objective to offer customers a full suite of innovative technology services for the manufacture of medical devices and components,” said Dr. Jorg Schneewind, president and CEO of Freudenberg Medical.

“The product and service spectrum of Hemoteq, a newly acquired business unit, perfectly complements the capabilities of Freudenberg Medical, as the components and devices we manufacture can be surface modified with active-ingredient coatings for optimal efficacy,” added Max Kley, president of Freudenberg Medical Europe and the Specialty Components division. “With the combination of our material and processing expertise and Hemoteq's industry-leading coating technology we can now provide our customers a unique portfolio of product solutions.”

In addition, the company completed a global rebranding initiative in January of this year that unifies a diverse range of medical device providers under the Freudenberg Medical brand name, including Helix Medical, MedVenture Technology, and Hemoteq, as well as joint-venture partners VistaMed and Cambus Medical.

About Freudenberg Medical

Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of innovative medical devices and components. With 11 manufacturing operations located in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia, Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of capabilities from high precision silicone and thermoplastic components and tubing to coating technology and solutions for minimally invasive and catheter-based devices.

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and research institutions, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies and excellent products and services for more than 30 markets and for thousands of applications. Strength of innovation, strong customer orientation, diversity, and team spirit are the cornerstones of the Group. The 167-year-old company holds strong to its core values: a commitment to excellence, reliability and pro-active, responsible action. In 2015, the Freudenberg Group employed over 40,000 people in 57 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than 7.5 billion euros. For more information, visit www.freudenberg.com.

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