China Array Plastics LLC

China Array Plastics to Showcase Extensive Medical Device Molding and Technical Expertise

Pittsfield, Mass. – Sept.8, 2008 – China Array Plastics LLC, a full service injection molder of high-performance thermoplastics, will showcase its extensive custom injection molding and technical services expertise for global medical equipment manufacturers at MEDICA 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany from Nov. 19-22. With headquarters in the United States in Pittsfield, Mass., and manufacturing operations in Wuhan, China, China Array Plastics specializes in molding high-performance thermoplastic materials for the medical industry. These include polysulfone (PSU), polyetherimide (PEI), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and polycarbonate (PC) resins, which are being increasing specified by global medical device manufactures for their regulatory compliance, toughness, durability, sterilizablility and exceptional overall performance in a broad range of demanding medical applications. The company will exhibit in hall 16 booth E41.

“Medical applications for high-performance thermoplastics are growing at a very rapid pace,” said Russell Johnson, president, China Array Plastics. “We are seeing tremendous growth in such areas as surgical instruments, sterilization trays, cartridges and housings for blood analysis equipment, biomedical applications, and a broad and fast-expanding range of single- and multiple-use devices. These products represent market segments where medical OEMs are seeing the huge advantage high-end thermoplastics offer over metals, glass and lower-performing plastics and are areas where we are experiencing our greatest success.”

China Array Plastics’ team of GE-trained engineers and technical experts are some of the most experienced in the medical industry. In addition to providing medical OEMs with world-class injection molding expertise, the company also offers advanced engineering, mold design, application development, and testing services to further support customer growth and innovation. It also offers experience in stainless steal applications, silicone liquid injection molding (LIM), electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding capabilities and hard and anti-microbial coatings technologies. In the fourth quarter of this year, China Array Plastics will have a new Class 100,000 clean room installed at its Wuhan facility to enhance molding capabilities for the medical industry and other markets requiring clean room manufacturing.

China Array Plastics is among the first in China to specialize exclusively in custom molding high-performance thermoplastics. The company offers multinational medical OEMs operating in China tremendous advantages vs. importing parts, including higher quality parts, faster delivery, lower manufacturing costs, and highly trained U.S. and local expertise.

“We are unique from other injection molding companies operating in China,” said Johnson. “Molders of commodity materials are everywhere in the country, but custom injection molders of high performance thermoplastics specializing in the medical industry are essentially non-existent. In fact, we don’t know of anyone who is currently doing what we do, which gives us a tremendous competitive advantage in the medical industry.”

About China Array

China Array was founded 28 years ago by Russell Johnson to contract manufacturer industrial components in China. In 2006, it created a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) as a full-service custom injection molder specializing in high-performance thermoplastics. The company is headquartered in Pittsfield, Mass. in the United States with manufacturing facilities in Wuhan, China. Wuhan was selected due to the city’s historical position as the heartland of Chinese industry. The capital of Hubei Province, Wuhan straddles the Yangtze River at the nexus of the main river, rail and highway routes running north/south and east/west across China. It is perfectly situated for supplying customers within China or reaching coastal ports for export and is equidistant from Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, perfectly situated for supporting global OEMs and customers operating in China.
China Array Plastics is a U.S. company with a wholly owned foreign enterprise in China. This structure allows China Array Plastics to protect its customers’ intellectual property rights and gives them the confidence of dealing with a firm that operates under the laws and business practices of the United States.

For more information on China Array Plastics go to: www.chinaarrayplastics.com