Tekni-Plex’s manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, has begun production, with the $15 million investment built to support the growing needs of the Asia-Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device market.

140,000 sq ft in size, the facility has already started manufacturing products for Tekni-Plex’s Natvar, Colorite and Action Technology business units. The location also features three Class 100K cleanrooms to accommodate medical-grade tubing and components production plus one Class 10K cleanroom that will produce Natvar’s pharma-grade tubing.

The facility is producing Natvar’s recently announced silicone extrusion tubing for catheters, feeding tubes, drug delivery and peristaltic pump applications. Production for microextrusion tubing that targets a wide variety of demanding neurovascular interventional therapies and surgical applications is expected to be on-stream early next year.