The Spectrum Plastics Sandy, Utah operation is the Center-of-Excellence of the company’s Vascular Technologies division, and it is also the former headquarters of Apollo Medical Extrusion, now part of Spectrum Plastics Group. Today, Apollo™ is the advanced extrusion technology brand of Spectrum Plastics and represents industry-leading, quick-turn and custom tight tolerance microbore and multi-lumen extrusion. Powered by Apollo™technology, the facility will now also encompass full-scale catheter sub-assembly and manufacture as part of Spectrum Plastics Group.
Spectrum Plastics projects that the expansion will create over 100 new jobs for operators, technicians and engineers. The facility currently features 15,000 square feet of new Class 7 clean room space for production of complex catheter sub-assemblies; a dedicated area for the Apollo™ Space Camp experience and training; and new braiding, coiling, reflow, tipping and flaring catheter development equipment. To further enhance the customer experience, it boasts additional front office and meeting room space.
“This expansion is instrumental to accommodating the growth we’ve had while maintaining our excellent quality, service and lead times,” Matt Bills, senior vice president for the Spectrum Plastics Vascular Technologies division and co-founder of Apollo™ Medical Extrusion, said. “Our top priorities have always been industry innovation and improving the customer medical device development experience. With this expansion, we will better serve our customers’ long-term catheter manufacturing needs.”
The new facility expansion will support the growth of both microbore extrusion and full-scale catheter manufacturing for Spectrum Plastics. New technology features will include a state-of-the-art extrusion line with advanced controls and equipment to produce small to medium-sized runs of drawn polymer monofilament, predominantly aimed at braiding applications for MRI-safe catheters. Spectrum Plastics will be able to bring their extensive material extrusion experience to this growing monofilament application.
Spectrum Plastics encourages customers to visit the newly expanded facility and see the enhanced capabilities for themselves. They plan to host an open house at the facility in spring 2020. In the meantime, those interested may schedule a visit today by contacting the company at email@example.com. They may also check out the extensive collection of off-the-shelf extruded tubing and other catheter development tool kits at shop.apollomedex.com. New products now available online include 3D printing monofilament, medical balloons, and silicone tubing and catheter sub-assemblies.
About Spectrum Plastics Group
Based in Alpharetta, Georgia with multiple plants across the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ireland and Malaysia, Spectrum Plastics Group is a North American leader in the design and fabrication of custom and specialty plastics products focusing on niche, high value-added end markets, including medical, food and defense applications. Spectrum Plastics offers a full range of custom design, engineering and fabrication services, as well as meet the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and operates multiple Class 7 and Class 8 clean rooms. For more information, visit www.spgindustries.com, www.spectrumplastics.com or call 404-564-8560.