SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—Tubing and hose manufacturer NewAge Industries Inc. will collaborate with two other specialty design companies in the renovation of a new 90,000-sq.-ft. facility it acquired in Warrington, Pa., just a few miles southeast of its headquarters.
NewAge Industries, parent company of AdvantaPure, will work with Australia-based CleanSpace Modular L.L.C. (medical respirators) and Pennsylvania-based Genesis AEC (specialty architecture and construction) to design and install the new clean room and equipment. NewAge expects the site to be ready for validation and testing by 2021.
"It took us a while to find the right property for our needs," said NewAge Industries CEO Ken Baker. "But we're excited to get this important project started."
NewAge-AdvantaPure is seeing demand skyrocket for its medical products, specifically for platinum-cured silicone and TPE tubing and assemblies used in vaccine development, ventilators and laboratories, and Baker expects this to continue.
The clean room ultimately will house tubing extrusion equipment, mold presses, assembly, packaging and inspection areas, with raw materials such as polyvinyl chloride, polyurethane and nylon coming in one door and the final products exiting another.
"We appreciate that NewAge selected our team to develop this critical project and expand their market supply," said CleanSpace CEO George Wiker. "The collaboration with Genesis is important to delivering a comprehensive solution to NewAge, so they may continue to be a leader in their market."
The facility will be ISO 9001:2015 certified, according to a NewAge statement..
Genesis President Norman Goldschmidt said the project is "essential to the developing cell and gene therapy markets as well as evolving biotechnology."
"It's always exciting to be engaged with companies at the forefront of emerging technology, whether it be delivering new therapies or new equipment and devices," he said.