Purac to Build New Plant for Biomedical Resorbable Polymers in the U.S.

13.09.2010 -

Purac announces the investment in a new manufacturing facility for its biomedical polymers. The plant is meant to support the growing resorbable polymers business of Purac biomaterials.

Purac currently operates a plant for biomedical polymers in The Netherlands. This second facility will be built in the U.S. The investment for this new plant will be €15 million. The construction of the facility will start in 2011 and is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Arno van de Ven, Purac vice president chemicals & pharma comments: "This represents an important step in the biomedical polymer business and shows Purac's continued commitment to this market. It provides us with the capability to support the growth of our existing and new business partners."

Besides an increase in the production capacity, the new facility will bring Purac biomaterials more flexibility and a more balanced presence in its global markets.

Menno Lammers, director of Purac biomaterials comments: "As an experienced supplier to pharmaceutical and medical device companies, we understand the importance of guaranteed supply continuity. Over the last years, the importance of risk management has increased and with this facility we will be in the unique position to provide our customers with dual sourcing".