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As part of a recent investment programme in contract medical manufacturing, Arrow Medical in the UK has installed an Arburg 35-tonne IM.

As part of a recent investment programme in contract medical manufacturing, Arrow Medical in the UK has installed an Arburg 35-tonne IM, which will be used to mould a variety of silicone components for use in sterile patient sets, laparoscopy packs and many other delicate and intricate precision components.

Arrow is using a liquid silicone resin (LSR) system with the Arburg equipment, plus a number of options that allow microparts and components to be produced with hard/soft combinations of materials. The Arburg unit and LSR processing will also enable Arrow to provide complete biocompatible encapsulation of medical devices to the very high standard of performance required for implants, and other devices in long term contact with the body.

"We plan to introduce complete clean room polymer parts processing in the near future," said Arrow Medical managing director John Johnson. "We already have Class 10,000 clean room facilities for our medical assembly contracts. The Arburg has been purchased as part of our project to integrate silicone moulding production with assembly facilities and other clean room contract medical facilities."
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Title Annotation:INSTALLATIONS
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Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 1, 2007
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