DuPont recently celebrated the inauguration of new medical elastomers mixers at its Healthcare Industries Materials Site (HIMS) in Hemlock, Mich., with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. The investment in the new mixers is reportedly in response to increased supply needs from DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Solutions customers. According to DuPont, the capacity expansion will:
- Expand in-house medical-grade silicone elastomer (liquid silicone rubber and high-consistency rubber) manufacturing capabilities
- Enable sustainable growth in Liveo medical elastomer product lines serving specialty medical devices along the value chain
- Support the strong growth of in-house production of Liveo pharmaceutical tubing dedicated to biopharmaceutical processing, and of medical devices and topical blends.
“The deployment of these mixers will not only help alleviate supply chain pressure—which in turn supports our customers’ growth—but the expansion will also enhance the well-being of the HIMS community through the creation of six new positions at the site,” said Jessica Snyder, HIMS site leader for DuPont Healthcare.
The 8,000-sq-ft site expansion was a coordinated effort by DuPont staff and over 10 local contracting companies. The ribbon-cutting event featured a site tour and remarks by Samuel Ponzo, vice president and general manager, DuPont Electronics & Industrial; and JoAnn Crary, president and CEO of Saginaw Future, which recognized DuPont HIMS with an Economic Development Award in 2021.
“DuPont’s new investment in the Healthcare Industries Materials Site (HIMS) will support continued growth and retain jobs in Saginaw County,” said JoAnn Crary, president of Saginaw Future. “Saginaw Future is proud to be a partner and strong supporter of DuPont HIMS, which is a key producer of materials for critical healthcare applications that improve patient comfort and safety.”
Additional information about DuPont Liveo Healthcare Solutions is available at www.dupont.com/liveo.html.