Halberstadt, Germany, November 2013 - The new clean room meets the high specifications of the EN ISO 14644 standard for class 7. “In comparison“, explains Axel Schuchmann, General Manager of the Masterflex subsidiary Novoplast Schlauchtechnik GmbH, “a room of this class is a hundred times cleaner than an operating theatre in a hospital. Coupled with several other important investments in new extrusion facilities, our production lines are now running better than ever before.”
Designed as an extension of the existing extrusion production lines for different areas within medical technology, the new clean room will see the production of Novoplast Schlauchtechnik special hoses for applications in the fields of diagnostics, dialysis, drainage, urology as well as for hearing-aids.
Dr. Andreas Bastin, CEO of the parent company Masterflex SE: “In the field of medical technology, there is a steady growth in demand across the entire market. As this segment is not subject to larger economic fluctuations and has allowed us to gather valuable know-how, we have been able to push this field of production as industry-leading manufacturers of special hoses. That has paid off today. The demand for our high quality medical products is rising constantly.”
With the extension of the production capacity for medical technology at the site in Halberstadt, the Masterflex Group is not only meeting the needs of the customer head-on, but also safeguarding current and newly created jobs at the same time. This provides a significant benefit to the Halberstadt region in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Bastin: “The growth trajectory of our group is the result of our successful business strategy and an answer to the increasing demand for high-tech hoses throughout the entire world market. That’s why we see great potential for the future.”