Injection moulding in a Class of its own

Published: 28-Feb-2014

Carclo Technical Plastics has expanded into ISO Class 8 manufacturing with the aid of two self-contained cleanroom units designed by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

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Contract technical moulder Carclo Technical Plastics (CTP) has successfully ventured into ISO Class 8 manufacturing with the installation of two unique and highly flexible activeCell self-contained cleanroom moulding and packing cells designed and manufactured by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag.

CTP provides injection moulding and contract manufacturing services for medical, automotive, PPE, optics and mechatronics applications and operates in 12 locations across the US, UK, Czech Republic, China and India. Following numerous customer requests for medical devices made to Class 8 standards, CTP’s operation in Brno (Czech Republic) looked to integrate an onsite cleanroom at its 4,730m2 facility, yet looked likely to be exorbitantly costly to build.

When the operation discussed the dilemma with injection moulding equipment supplier Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, the proposal of a self-contained activeCell cleanroom moulding and packing system was mooted.

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