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IPC Ltd Unit 3,
Midlands Gateway Business Park,
Streamstown Road, Kilbeggan,
Co Westmeath, Ireland

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IPC – Innovative Polymer Compounds’ facilities have a state of the art equipment for the manufacture of medical device polymer compounds. IPC has a Mann & Hummell closed loop drying system fitted with an agitated stirred hopper. This allows us to compound, on a continuous basis, large batches of moisture sensitive polymers such as Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, etc, ensuring industry-leading standards of drying technology for this exacting area in medical compounded materials.

All polymers are compounded in a white room facility using a Leistritz twin screw extruder – a ZSE 27 MAXX – 40 L/D. This extruder is capable of outputs up to 120 kg per hour. The compounder is fed by four K-Tron gravimetric dosing units, each one capable of feeding granules or powders.

The compound is then pelletised either via a Gala underwater pelletiser or a Rieter strand pelletiser.

The compounding process is controlled by a Siemens Macromatex S7 Professional (S7 PLC) motion controller.

This controller enables accurate diagnostics, batch control and data storage as well as consistent feeding and dosing accuracy from as low as ±0.1% deviation to ensure product consistency throughout the batch. It also provides complete recordings of process parameters for each batch produced along with full raw material traceability.

Our IPC Medical polymer compounds facilities are world class

IPC’s in-house test laboratory is fully equipped and up-to-date. Machinery available for the preparation of test specimens include an Arburg Allrounder 320C injection moulding machine, a Brabender Plasticorder with single screw extrusion and mixing head capabilities and a Servitec
Compression press.

IPC state of the art medical polymer compounding and manufacturing facilities.