CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Materials firm Americhem Inc. has completed an expansion of its compounding plant in Morrisville, Pa.
Americhem posted a video on YouTube of a virtual ribbon-cutting event at the site on April 7. The 60,000-sq.-ft. expansion includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. clean compounding room for medical materials.
A new design center at the site includes pilot scale production to assist customers with new product design and small lot qualification. The plant is part of the company's Americhem Engineered Compounds unit.
The clean compounding room at the site will house six new compounding lines. The new clean environment and AEC Customer Design Center, along with Americhem's ISO 13485 Certification, gives AEC "unique capabilities to produce compounds that meet the most stringent medical device requirements," officials said in a news release.
CEO Matthew Hellstern said on the video that the expansion and Americhem's recent acquisition of Controlled Polymers of Denmark "underscores our excitement and commitment to the future of health care and medical compounds globally."
AEC Vice President and General Manager Jim Figaniak added on the video that "our commitment to small lots, outstanding service, great technology and competitive lead times hasn't changed."
"When I walk through our facilities each day, I'm very proud that we make compounds that go into critical medical devices," he said.