Royalton, VT, USA - GW Silicones announced today the completion of its new facility at the GW Plastics Technical Campus in Royalton, Vermont. The $3.5 million expansion, which began in the fall of 2011, includes a 15,000 square foot expansion that is scalable to 25,000 square feet. The new state-of-the-art Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) molding and assembly facility is capable of supporting up to 18 new injection machines and features an ISO Class 8 cleanroom along with expanded office, engineering and conference space.
“Our customers are increasingly looking to silicone as an alternative to thermoplastic because of its unique biocompatibility and performance attributes – it is odorless, tasteless, stainless, bacteria-resistant, easy to clean and sterilize, and works extremely well in complex injection molding applications with extremely fine detail and very tight tolerances,” explains Terri Marion, GW Silicones Business Development Manager. “The expansion of GW Silicones reflects our commitment to meeting our customers’ growing demand for cutting-edge silicone applications in the medical device/healthcare and automotive markets.”
GW Silicones, a division of GW Plastics, delivers cost-effective solutions for the complex molding and manufacture of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and unique multi-material components and assemblies to the medical device/healthcare market. GW Silicones specializes in product design and development, in-house precision tooling, and scientific injection molding along with a variety of contract manufacturing services. “With the recent expansion of our manufacturing facility in Royalton, VT, we can now offer improved production scalability along with our world class speed to market, quality and delivery,” said Mark Hammond, General Manager of GW Silicones.