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Freudenberg Medical Expands Silicone Operations in California

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – January 6, 2016 – Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of specialty components and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, announces the expansion and enhancement of its extrusion and molding cleanrooms at the company’s silicone operations in Carpinteria, California.

The cleanroom enhancement project includes floor expansion, updated layout and optimized workcells to accommodate future growth, along with state-of-the-art cleanroom infrastructure technology. The extrusion cleanroom now complies with ISO Class 7 guidelines.

“This project has increased our silicone extrusion capacity by over 50%, and ensures our long-term competitiveness for low, medium, and high volume silicone extrusion projects,” said Dr. Mark Ostwald, VP & General Manager of Freudenberg Medical in Carpinteria. “Our redesigned cleanroom will improve our lead times substantially while maintaining our tradition of outstanding quality and, therefore, adds value for both current as well as new customers.”

The silicone extrusion cleanroom in Carpinteria also accommodates the following valueadded services: post curing, complex braiding and preforming, high precision cut-to-length, pigmented/striped tubing, barium sulfate mixing, laser marking, pad printing, packaging, assembly of tubing sets, and many other services.

About Freudenberg Medical

Freudenberg Medical, formerly Helix Medical and MedVenture, is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of innovative medical device technologies. With 11 manufacturing operations worldwide, 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.

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