Size: 30,000 sf

Project team: KidderWachter Architecture & Design (architect), E. E. Austin & Son (general contractor)

Description: Plastikos, Inc., a precision medical injection molder, is constructing a brand new medical molding facility in support of Plastikos’ cleanroom medical molding growth. The two-part expansion plan will consist of a stand-alone facility—Plastikos Medical—located less than a quarter-mile from its headquarters.

The brand new, state-of-the-art facility will include all of the corresponding support departments, including a dedicated tool maintenance room, mold storage, metrology lab and office space. Initially, Phase I of the project will accommodate 10 brand new medical injection molding machines. Each machine will be equipped with its own integrated 3-axis robot and cavity pressure monitoring system, among other advanced technologies. Additionally, in order to remain environmentally conscious, the new medical facility will incorporate LED lighting and utilizing natural light with advanced building system management technology. 

The cleanroom (Medical Molding Floor) in the new facility will be an ISO 7 (Class 10,000) cleanroom, which is the same level as the current cleanroom. There will be a full-service utility tunnel/basement that runs the length of the new cleanroom molding floor, which will also include state-of-the-art material handling  capabilities in support of the medical molding operation.

New Plastikos Medical facility. Image: Plastikos Inc.

Looking further ahead, Phase II of the Plastikos Medical expansion will consist of an additional 10 medical molding machines as customer demand further increases. Plastikos’ production fleet will increase to 45 injection molding machines with the completion of Phase I of the new stand-alone facility. Future Phase II expansion plans will add another 10 presses to the fleet, raising the total machine count to 55 molding machines.

Completion date: Summer 2019 (Phase I)

Contact: Philip A. Katen, President and General Manager, Plastikos Inc., 814-868-1656 x223,