Danish medical polymer compounding company MELITEK (www.melitek.com) has broken ground on a new plant and expects to be in full operation by September 2014 with an additional nominal-production capacity of up to 8,000 tons. The new production facility will provide MELITEK with about 1,200 sq m (nearly 13,000 sq ft) more space, including a new production line making the plant even more competitive and efficient.
MELITEK has experienced a steady growth in demand for its meliflex brand of materials which are olefin based TPE and TPO compounds customised for pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices. “Both new customers and organic growth from existing customers prove to us that there is a higher demand for our medical compounds offering eco-friendly plastic solutions in the healthcare market”, says Jesper Laursen, Business Director. The company points out that meliflex compounds are produced from pure and chemical inert raw materials, are PVC-free and do not contain any phthalate plasticisers.
“We have chosen to make a significant investment for the future of our company in order to service coming needs of our customers and to allow for growth into emerging markets”, comments Kim Laursen, Managing Director. He continues: “we are privileged to supply leading healthcare companies and their key converters, hence our investment will guarantee higher flexibility and supply security for our customers which both are eminent for medical companies”.
“Our expansion shows that we are ready to grow with our valuable customers; grow in new markets and develop new applications for our material technology”, concludes Jesper Laursen.
MELITEK is proudly attending two fairs in this autumn. For the first time ever, MELITEK exhibited at CPhI Worldwide 2013 on stand 41F21, and MELITEK continues its tradition to attend the Compamed fair on November 20-22 at stand 8B:L09 presenting the newest meliflex products.
MELITEK is a private owned Danish company specialised in medical compounds based on 30 years' experience servicing the healthcare market. MELITEK offer a broad range of meliflex materials (PE, PP, TPE, TPO and COC based compounds) that are produced according to GMP and ISO with an extensive medical service package.