NORTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Trelleborg A.B.'s Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is re-locating its life sciences manufacturing and development facility to Northborough from Hudson, Mass. The move, which represents an investment of $7.3 million, will also expand the unit.
The new manufacturing site will be in the same industrial park as Trelleborg's current Airframe Seals facility.
Scheduled to open first quarter 2013, the facility will manufacture silicone products for original equipment manufacturers and end users in the life sciences industry, which includes pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and patient care fields.
It will also expand the precision liquid injection molding capabilities utilizing liquid silicone rubber and cleanroom production facilities.
Like the Hudson plant, it will continue to be an FDA, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered facility, and will have an ISO class 7 and 8 clean room. The new facility will also be expanding its quality certification to include ISO 13485.
James Hederman, the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Product Manager for Life Sciences in North America, said the 43,000-sq.-ft. expansion will be a 40 percent increase over the existing facility.