The Sweden-based engineering polymer giant, which has operations in 50 companies, has newly acquired, advanced capabilities in thermoplastic injection molding. The new injection molding capabilities come from its purchase of Menomonie, Wisconsin–based EirMed earlier this year.
Trelleborg will also highlight its drug-eluting capabilities, tubing and hose, and molded parts. In addition, there are multicomponent and micromolding offerings.
“At the show we will introduce some enhanced capabilities available thanks to our newest acquisition, EirMed,” Andrew Gaillard, Trelleborg’s global commercial director of Healthcare and Medical, said in a news release. “Now part of the Trelleborg family, this acquisition enables us to partner with customers on projects involving thermoplastic injection molding, assembly and packaging.”
Gaillard added that attendees can also learn about our new offerings for bioresorbable polymers. “Bioresorbables are materials used for implantable medical devices and once treatment is complete, they are absorbed by the body and therefore do not need to be removed. This technology shortens patient’s recovery time and hospital stays and is less invasive.”
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Trelleborg will also share updates about its Rapid Development Center. The center is meant to help medical device manufacturers expedite their new product development process, minimize production costs, quicken development time and ensure superior-quality products.
Said Chris Tellers, director of the Rapid Development Center: “We partner with some of the world’s largest medical device companies to develop solutions across a range of categories, including cardiovascular, diabetes, and neurology. Since launching the Rapid Development Center in August of 2021, we have shipped over 20,000 parts, completed 60 tools and over 103 unique parts. We have also completed thermoplastic tooling projects and offered machined parts when appropriate. We can turn around projects in a matter of days for when speed really counts.”
The company recently further expanded its presence around the Minneapolis-St. Paul medical device industry hub, acquiring Minnesota Rubber and Plastics in a $950 million deal.
Trelleborg will exhibit at Booth No. 3718.