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The new face of medical plastics speaks

The Spectrum Plastics Group continues to bring dynamism and change to the medical plastics landscape.  Read below both the most recent announcements that contributed to its creation as the new face of medical plastics, as well as all that has happened since the landmark merger between Pexco and Kelpac Medical. 


Spectrum Plastics Group Acquires Apex Resource Technologies

Medical Plastics Leader Enhances Specialty Products Portfolio & Design Engineering Through Acquisition

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AEA Investors Invests in Spectrum Plastics Group

Global Private Equity Firm to Support Growth and Expansion of Benchmark Medical Plastics Manufacturing and Extrusion Leader

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New Merged Entity, Spectrum Plastics Group, Announced Following Pexco Acquisition Close

Kohlberg & Company announces it has closed the Pexco acquisition and created a new, merged entity, Spectrum Plastics Groupl.

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Kohlberg Announces Intent to Acquire Pexco LLC, to Merge with PPC Industries, Inc.

Kohlberg & Company announces its intent to acquire Pexco LLC, and to merge it with Kelpac Medical.

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PPC Industries Acquires Xeridiem Medical Devices

Expansion into silicone and finished device assembly solutions

September 1, 2016 – The Kelpac Medical division of PPC Industries (“PPC”), a diversified medical technology company that provides end to end components, tubing, packaging, and device assembly solutions to high tech medical device companies, announced today the acquisition of Xeridiem Medical Devices (“Xeridiem”), a specialist and leader in liquid injection molding, silicone injection molding, silicone extrusion, and silicone device assembly.

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Pexco hires Mauricio Arellano as Pexco Medical President

ALPHARETTA (August 29, 2016) – Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics developer and manufacturer across Medical, Defense, and Industrial markets, announces the establishment of its Pexco Medical division leadership position and the hiring of Mauricio Arellano as its division President.  

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Kelpac Medical Acquires VitalMED, Inc.

Offering a full range of components and assemblies

January 11, 2016 — Kelpac Medical, a PPC Industries, Inc. (“PPC”) company and leading manufacturer of high-performance packaging and tubing for the medical device industry, announced its acquisition of VitalMED, Inc. (“VitalMED”). Based in Lakeville, MA, VitalMED manufactures precision injected molded components for medical applications and offers design and development and contract assembly services. The acquisition advances Kelpac Medical’s mission to offer a robust medical device component solutions package that increases the value Kelpac Medical delivers to its customers.

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Pexco acquires Scientific Plastics Corp. of St. Paul, Minnesota

ALPHARETTA (January 8, 2016) – Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics manufacturer across Medical, Defense, and Industrial markets, announces its acquisition of Scientific Plastics Corporation of St. Paul, Minnesota.  

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Pexco acquires Precision Extrusion, Inc. and enhances its medical tubing and extrusion offering.

ALPHARETTA (December 8, 2015) – Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics manufacturer across Medical, Defense, and Industrial markets, has acquired Precision Extrusion, Inc. of Glens Falls, New York.

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Pexco LLC is announcing the expansion of its Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico manufacturing location.

Alpharetta, Georgia (11 February 2014) -- Pexco LLC, a leader in specialty and medical plastics processing, is announcing the expansion of its Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico manufacturing location.

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Pexco invests in new technology to support growing demand for bio materials in the medical market

MINNEAPOLIS (September 1, 2014) – Pexco Medical, a division of Pexco LLC, has purchased through its Spectrum Plastics operation a new 55-ton Roboshot injection molding machine for the purpose of developing new medical tools and advancing its biomaterial processing capability.

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Kelpac Medical Acquires Position in Apollo Medical Extrusion

Kelpac Medical entry into microbore extrusion and catheters

June 10, 2014 — Kelpac Medical, a division of PPC Industries, has acquired a major capital position in Apollo Medical Extrusion.

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Pexco LLC Acquires Precision Injection Molder Spectrum Plastics

ATLANTA (September 4, 2013) -- Pexco LLC, a leading North American specialty plastics processor, has entered the injection molding business, acquiring the Minnesota-based operation of Spectrum Plastics, Inc.

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Pexco LLC Acquires Mexican Custom Medical Extruder Multitube

ATLANTA (May 13, 2011) -- Pexco LLC, a leading North American extruder of custom thermoplastic applications, has acquired Multitube Medical Devices S.A. de C.V. of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Multitube specializes in custom extrusions for the medical device, health and safety, and consumer product markets. It primarily serves OEMs in the greater Mexicali and Tijuana region of northwest Mexico.

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