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FibreTuff Launches New Manufacturing Plant

FibreTuff Medical Biopolymers, a biomaterials compounding company, has opened a new production facility in West Unity, Ohio.

The plant will manufacture PAPC-brand nylon, polyolefin and cellulose compounds and 3D filament for the medical device market. It will operate two twin-screw extrusion lines and employ 20 within its first three years, according to company officials.

PAPC can be used for 3D printing and molding of Class I and II devices for spine, trauma and arthroscopy/soft tissue applications, namely bone screws, plates, spinal cages, spacers, anchors and staples.

“The market is there, the opportunity is there and we are adding more strategic partners as we grow,” said FibreTuff founder Robert Joyce.

FibreTuff’s PAPC filament can be used in 3D printers without the odors traditionally associated with the printing process, according to the company. PAPC is currently used to make bone replacements, mesh and temporary implants.

Source: FibreTuff