Gerresheimer opens small-scale pilot production in Wackersdorf

  • 11 injection moulding machines from 65 t – 420 t, incl. two-component moulding
  • For laboratory prototypes, clinical test samples & small-scale production
  • Incl. class 7 & 8 cleanroom environment

Prior to large-scale production, medical technology applications must undergo complex approval processes, which often require the production of parts such as clinical test samples or stability batches in small volumes. In order to produce such smaller volumes, Gerresheimer Medical Plastic Systems has now installed its own small-scale pilot production at its Technical Competence Center in Wackersdorf. This pilot plant allows the small-scale production of laboratory prototypes and clinical test samples. Potential weak points can be spotted at an early project stage. The acquired production data can then be applied directly to large-scale production processes at any Gerresheimer facility.

The new small-scale pilot production has a total of eleven injection moulding machines with clamping forces of 65 t to 420 t, of which two are equipped for two-component injection moulding with clamping forces of 120 t and 200 t respectively. In addition, there are assembly units such as joining machines, bonding units or ultrasound welding systems. The production area will encompass 420 sqm, which is planned to be expand to a total of 1,400 sqm in 2016. The production area will include a 400 sqm ISO class 8 cleanroom (according to DIN EN ISO 14644). Integrated laminar flow hoods create an ISO class 7 cleanroom environment in the injection moulding area.

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