ERJ staff report (PR)
Sadská, Czech Republic – Parker Hannifin has extended the capabilities of a recently opened cleanroom cell at its Czech location in Sadská to meet the demands of the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
The Parker-Prädifa operation is focused on manufacturing customised elastomer and plastics components developed at the group’s German locations in Pleidelsheim and Bietigheim.
The 130-square metre GMP cleanroom cell consists of several ISO7 to ISO9 cleanrooms, employing injection moulding technology to process materials including silicones (LSR and HCR), TPE and other elastomers. Two-component solutions, such as silicone/plastic or TPE/plastic are also available in cleanroom class 8,
A new micro-injection moulding machine in cleanroom class 7 is available for manufacturing high-precision, particle-free moulded parts and seals as well as processing high-transparency liquid silicones, the company also pointed out.
For single-use systems, advanced over-moulding technology is available as an alternative to conventional cable ties, continued a Parker Hannifin statement.
This technology combines silicone and TPE tubes with other plastics components, such as aseptic connectors, filters or transport containers, or various tubes with each other.
Due to the lower risk of leakage compared to cable ties, over-moulding is said to be particularly suitable for assembling products intended for use in critical process areas.