NORCROSS, Ga. (Oct. 25)—Regent Medical Americas has increased the capital investment in one of its two Malaysian plants to $14 million and will almost double the company´s production capacity in the near future. Regent Medical had said in June it would upgrade its Kulim, Malaysia, surgical glove facility and implement a growth program, but the firm indicated then it would spend about $2.3 million on the project. However, because of additional enhancements to the factory and core products, new equipment and upgraded machinery, the figure jumped another $11.7 million. The capital investment plan includes development of innovations to Regent Medical´s full line of Biogel surgical gloves, a spokeswoman said. The glove-making arm of Norcross-headquartered SSL Americas Inc., which in turn is a subsidiary of Cheshire, England-based SSL International P.L.C., is expanding to meet increased demand for the surgical gloves and handle ongoing product development, according to Dan Manley, vice president of marketing for Regent Medical.
Regent Medical to double capacity
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