Start construction new manufacturing facility Purac Biomaterials in USA

Purac Biomaterials announces that it has finalized the acquisition of a building for their future manufacturing facility in the USA. The building, located in Tucker, Georgia has been transferred to Purac on November 27th 2012.

The facility will be the second manufacturing facility for Purac Biomaterials, next to the existing one in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. It will provide additional capacity for current products and it will provide Purac Biomaterials with process lines that allow manufacturing of next generation products. The two facilities can act as back-up for each other, and it will provide guaranteed supply continuity.

Menno Lammers, Managing Director Purac Biomaterials comments:"Being able to supply from two sites is an important step in risk management, which is high on the agenda in our industry. Operating a site in the USA and in Europe also means that we have manufacturing facilities close to the majority of our customers."

FiberLive(TM)
The new plant is also destined to be the future home to our FiberLive technology. FiberLive is the strongest fully resorbable material available for human implants. With strength up to six times higher than cortical bone it is comparable to metal.

In the course of 2013 the building will be reconstructed into a cleanroom facility and process facilities will be installed. Start-up of the facility is scheduled for early 2014. The investment for this new plant will be EUR 15 million.
The earlier acquisition of FiberLive on top of this investment is a reflection of our long term dedication to the region, the market and our customers.

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