In this Plastics News article, medical molders discuss how they are seeing demand and supply chain trends shift again following the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the health care industry and consumers’ behavior over the last year.

MTD is receiving more requests for custom assembly, final packaging solutions and more complex overmolding projects that can eliminate assembly operations, Hulecki said.

“We expect to see a continuing need from our medical device customers for a single source provider for their smallest, most critical implants and devices. The days of bulk packing tiny parts are becoming a thing of the past. We needed more space to handle the logistics of finished devices, as custom packaging solutions for our customer’s parts are becoming more of a requirement for doing business.”

Gary Hulecki, Executive Vice President

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