Placon doubles cleanroom capacity

Thermoformer Placon is expanding once again.

The Madison, Wisconsin based custom thermoformer Placon has added an additional class 8 clean room to its Elkhart, Indiana manufacturing facility to increase capacity for its medical products. Placon has been aggressively targeting growth in the medical and healthcare market space first, with the acquisition of Barger and then Brookdale Plastics in 2016. Last year Placon added additional people and presses to meet demand.

The new clean room will double thermoforming capacity at the facility. The room was designed to hold three additional thermoforming presses. The first new press is being installed is expected to be operational by the end of November. Plans are already in development for the addition of the second press. “The expansion of this clean room will allow us to provide better customer service to our partner accounts, get their products to market faster, and supports our corporate strategy for growth in the medical packaging market,” said John MacDougall, Medical Sales Manager.

Placon has three medical production facilities in the Midwest. “Our goal is to be the first supplier of choice for custom packaging solutions in the industry. Adding this new technology will give Placon increased manufacturing flexibility and speed to market which will deliver more value to our customers and position us well into the future,” said Dan Mohs, Chairman and CEO.

The Elkhart facility is ISO13485 certified and dedicated to producing plastic packaging for the medical and healthcare industries. Placon manufactures custom thermoformed trays, clamshells and their unique BargerGard® protective packaging made from TPU material.

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