TekniPlex Healthcare, which utilizes advanced materials science expertise to help deliver better patient outcomes, is substantially extending its North American footprint and expanding global capacity with a new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Madison, Wisconsin – the second TekniPlex Healthcare facility in the city. Scheduled to open in early 2024, the new facility will operate under the ISO 13485:2016 quality management system, which certifies the ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements. TekniPlex Healthcare's new facility will feature sophisticated new manufacturing equipment that will significantly boost the company's lamination capacity for a broad range of materials including PET, nylon, paper, foil, PE, EAA and ionomer, in both peelable and non-peelable structures. This will help drive shorter lead-times and ensure best in class quality. The laminate and coated products are utilized in a wide variety of applications for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics end markets, including flexible foil and plastic pouches, contact lens packaging, blisters and blister lidding, and sterilizable protective structures for medical devices, accessories and procedural tools.
Kimberly-Clark Professional™ is a winner of this year’s world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD in the bath category for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ ICON™ dispenser collection.
Hannover-based iF International Design Forum GmbH is the world’s oldest independent design organization. The judging panel was comprised of 133 independent design experts from across the globe, and the competition consisted of nearly 11,000 entries submitted from 56 countries.
“We are proud to be recognized with the iF DESIGN AWARD for our Kimberly-Clark Professional ICON dispensers, which represent our most significant upgrade in technological advancements in over a decade,” said Mayur Valanju, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation at Kimberly-Clark Professional. “With an increased emphasis on hygiene, handwashing, and washroom experience, we wanted to create a product that elevated the washroom both aesthetically and operationally.”
The Kimberly-Clark Professional ICON dispenser collection won the judges over with its unique combination of aesthetic flexibility and functional excellence, elevating the entire user experience. The Kimberly-Clark Professional ICON collection is a family of hand towel, soap and toilet paper dispensers, which includes a first-of-its-kind dispenser that offers interchangeable and customizable faceplate options to elevate commercial washrooms with added sophistication and enhanced functionality.
While most dispensers are designed around the paper, the Kimberly-Clark Professional ICON dispenser is designed around the servicer, facility manager, and end user – offering style, simplicity, cutting-edge technology, and a human-centric experience.