Universal Plastics is a custom plastic products manufacturer with expertise in a range of processes, including custom thermoforming, injection molding (gas assist and structural foam) and blow molding for the medical market. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer unbiased, process-agnostic advice and multiple production processes for high mix / low volumes, low mix / high volumes and the breadth in between. All the manufacturing sites within the Universal Plastics family share a long history of providing their customers with high quality, large, complex molded parts and are known for outstanding customer service and engineering support. Each has dedicated staff, operating facilities and processes.

Universal Plastics specializes in medical parts – they account for approximately half of our overall business. We have experience working with customers ranging from large medical device OEMs to venture-funded medical technology start-ups. Universal Plastics has a long history of experience in meeting the stringent global safety standards which medical equipment manufacturers are held to; our custom thermoforming process provides materials and procedures that comply with these standards.

Thermoformed Medical Devices

Universal Plastics has expertise in thermoforming medical device and equipment components. Custom thermoformed parts are used as enclosures, housings or covers for the mechanical or electronic components in medical devices and equipment.

Universal Plastics uses the highest quality plastic materials which meet UL94 V-0 and FDA requirements. Click here to read about Universal’s Medical Expertise in the article from D2P Magazine.

Medical device equipment companies have selected Universal Plastics as their custom thermoformer of choice due to our:

  • Low upfront tooling investment for multiple part assemblies
  • Competitive component cost
  • Rapid development times
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to handle high mix, low volume
  • Excellent finish of medical device components

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To discuss how Universal Plastics can meet your thermoforming needs, please contact us.

Injection Molded Medical Parts

Universal Plastics specializes in injection molding, including gas assist molding, and structural foam molding and makes components for medical devices, laboratory & diagnostic equipment and other medical parts such as trays, furniture, etc. We have a long history of supplying high quality large plastic parts with complex designs and high cosmetic requirements at competitive prices.

With small, medium, and large tonnage presses ranging from 85-1,500T in our 150,000 sq. ft. facility, along with in-house painting and full secondary operations and assembly, we are well equipped to act as a one stop shop for large projects requiring a wide variety of plastic part sizes and finishing specifications. Our services range from engineering and design to final assembly, cosmetic finishing and shipping. Our portfolio of in-house services can help streamline your supply chain, reduce costs, and shorten lead times and includes: painting, woodshop, tooling, sonic welding, pad printing, complex assemblies, packaging and shipping, etc.

To view a selection of our injection molded medical parts, please click here.

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To discuss how Universal Plastics can meet your injection molding needs, please contact us.

Blow Molded Medical Parts

Universal Plastics offers custom extrusion blow molding capabilities and has a strong resume in custom containers for medical including fluid containers and medical waste management i.e. sharps containers. Our 120,000 sq. ft facility has blow molding machines ranging in size from 1.5 lbs. to 30 lbs. with part size capabilities ranging from 18 grams to 40 pounds and part dimensions as large as 36” by 66”. We have multiple shuttle machines with continuous extrusion capabilities as well as an expertise in numerous materials including HDPE, PP, PC, and PETG. As a complement to our blow molding capabilities, we also offer injection molding services with 2 machines in the 225 ton range. Our wide range of machine size capabilities make us one of the most versatile custom blow molding facilities in the industry. Universal Plastics is registered with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to contract manufacture medical sharps collectors and is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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To discuss how Universal Plastics can meet your thermoforming needs, please contact us.

Universal Plastics’ Capabilities:

Universal Plastics can meet your end-to-end plastics manufacturing needs – we offer in-house tooling, design & engineering services and a full complement of secondary/finishing services including complex assemblies, high gloss painting (Class A automotive finish), RFI/EMI shielding, drape forming, warehousing, etc. Universal Plastics is ISO9001: 2015 registered. Universal Plastics prides itself on working collaboratively with our customers to improve our business processes, skills and technology to continue to deliver innovative custom plastic product solutions that work at globally competitive pricing. Our customers have placed their trust in us to deliver the right product at the right price, the first time. For more information and to discuss how Universal Plastics can put our expertise to work for you, please contact us today.