November 7, 2014
Saint-Gobain adds Medical Thermoplastic Molding
With the acquisition of L+S Kunstofftechnologie GmbH, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is enhancing their capability offering to the Medtech market.
Saint-Gobain and L+S will be exhibiting together at Compamed at Hall 08b/L08.
L+S, created in 1985, is a custom manufacturer of molded thermoplastic solutions for the automotive, industrial and medical markets. Utilizing cutting edge expertise in automation, tool design, material formulation, and the processing of high end polymers, L+S has a long history of developing unique solutions for its customers.
“Since the acquisition was completed in December of 2013, we’ve been developing a strong partnership between our businesses,” said Robert Schwenker, Medical Components Business Manager at Saint-Gobain. “The L+S business model for molding high performance thermoplastics is completely complimentary to our existing Medical Components business segment. The team from L+S brings a wealth of knowledge to Saint-Gobain and we share a common business model of partnering with our customers to co-develop solutions.”
L+S has production sites in Wertheim and Neuhaus, Germany, adding to the existing 18 global manufacturing locations that make up the Life Sciences Business unit of Saint-Gobain.
“Our business has historically been extremely strong in the processing of silicones, both in molding and extruding, as well as the extrusion of thermoplastics and fluoropolymers,” added Schwenker. “However, we didn’t have as strong of a presence in thermoplastic molding as we would have desired. The addition of L+S adds another element to Saint-Gobain’s capability offering, allowing us to better service the Medtech market.”
About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Medical Components
For more than 40 years, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has provided high performance products and services to the worlds’ leading Healthcare companies. Our technical expertise, global manufacturing capabilities, and market knowledge combine with a strong sense of partnership to meet the needs of customers around the world. With a strong history of innovation and unparalleled material expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomers and fluoroploymers, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the processing expert in molding, extrusion and all-encompassing custom fabrication for OEM’s. TO learn more about Saint-Gobain’s medical solutions, visit www.medical.saint-gobain.com.