PASO ROBLES, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty Silicone Fabricators (SSF), a leading global silicone component manufacturer to the medical device community, inaugurated its state-of-the-art 102,000 square-foot facility today in Paso Robles, Calif. Designed for greater efficiency, the facility joins all Paso Robles departments, operations and administration under one roof, complementing existing facilities in Tustin, Calif. and Elk Rapids, Mich. The new facility promotes enhanced quality, service and the flexible environment necessary for successful Lean Manufacturing.
"Specialty Silicone Fabricators' new facility secures our position at the forefront of silicone extrusion, molding, calendaring, sheeting and dipping while powering our expansion into new markets with Combination Products – the science of combining active pharmaceutical ingredients with medical devices, as well as new medical materials such as hybrid polyurethane-silicone," said Kevin Meyer, President, Specialty Silicone Fabricators.
The cutting-edge facility enables SSF to meet the growing global demand for medical silicone device components. As a leading silicone component manufacturer supplying the worldwide medical device community, SSF's numerous patents have earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator, which is being rewarded with increased business not only in the United States but also in growing markets such as China, India, Japan and Europe.
"The larger facility was designed to support our growing medical device manufacturing so that we can maximize our progressive partnerships," said Meyer. "Our experienced and talented engineers partner with our clients: from raw material choice, to design for manufacturability all the way through packaging, ensuring both high value and consistent high-quality output," he added.
The new facility boasts increased quality control and a unifying floor plan. It includes a 3,500 square-foot ISO 7 class 10,000 Cleanroom as well as 35,000 square-feet of ISO 8 Class 100,000 Cleanroom.
An open house is scheduled in July at SSF's new headquarters, 3077 Rollie Gates Drive, Paso Robles. For details, directions and more information, visit www.ssfab.com.
About Specialty Silicone Fabricators
For over 25 years Specialty Silicone Fabricators (SSF) has provided customized manufacturing solutions to the medical device industry. SSF is a recognized leader in all facets of silicone fabrication and medical device assembly. The company has been awarded six patents for its novel developments in silicone extrusion and thin film processing. Additional services include micromolding, coating expertise and device assembly as well as final package design and validation. The company also provides high tolerance thermoplastic extrusions. In 2009, SSF received appropriate federal registration and state licensing to begin work with active pharmaceutical ingredients and today is at the forefront of the important drug-device combination product sector.
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