Sil-Pro expands cleanroom facilities


Adds isolation area to centralise final wash and dry, inspection and packaging processes

Sil-Pro, a US-based contract manufacturer of medical devices, is expanding its cleanroom facilities with a 1,000ft2 additional isolation area. It will be certified to ISO Class 7 in common with the company\'s existing cleanroom.

This expansion, which is isolated from the rest of the manufacturing cleanroom floor at the company\'s premises in Delano, Minnesota, will be used to centralise final wash and dry, inspection and packaging in one location within the facility. The company says this will help consolidate and streamline manufacturing and shipping processes, while also freeing up space in the main cleanroom production area for additional plastic presses.

Sil-Pro\'s internal testing shows that this new cleanroom isolation area will reduce the risk of particulate contamination in final manufacturing processes, streamline production processes and allow for future expansion.

The improvement will also benefit Sil-Pro\'s customers by allowing faster throughput and the highest quality medical products, while reducing in-process inventory.

\'This expansion rides on our spirit of continuous improvement and risk mitigation,\' says Brian Higgins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sil-Pro. \'We believe that this addition to our facility will result in an improvement to the quality of the products we manufacture and ship to our customers.\'

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Sil-Pro is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer specialising in moulded and extruded silicone, thermoplastics and full-service medical device manufacturing and assembly.