Perfecseal New London, Wisconsin registered to the ISO 13485:2003 Quality Management System

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Source: Terri Groth: Sales & Marketing Specialist
Date: 5/23/2007

Perfecseal, a global market leader in the medical device and pharmaceutical packaging industries, announces registration to the ISO 13485:2003 Medical Device Quality Management System for its Perfecseal Healthcare Film manufacturing plant in New London, Wisconsin.  ISO 13485:2003 specifies requirements for quality management systems in which organizations demonstrate the ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet both customer and regulatory requirements.

The New London film plant has recently doubled in size and has added new state of the art high barrier film extrusion and laminating capabilities.  This new world class investment will further support Perfecseal's ability to provide comprehensive high barrier solutions to the Medical Device, Medical Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical markets.

According to Matt Boswell, Director of Quality, "Perfecseal is in the process of upgrading our global ISO certifications from ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 13485:2003.  We have plans for all locations to be certified to this new ISO standard by the end of 2008."  The New London, Wisconsin, facility is the second Perfecseal plant to be registered to this standard.  The first, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was registered earlier this year. 


A global leader in the healthcare and pharmaceutical packaging markets, Perfecseal specializes in the manufacture of co-extruded films, laminated films, flexible forming films, foil barrier films, pouches, bags, thermoformed trays, lids, labels, heat seal coated Tyvek® and heat seal coated medical grades of paper.  Perfecseal, www.perfecseal.com, a division of the Bemis Company, has facilities located in Oshkosh and New London, WI; Mankato, MN; Philadelphia, PA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Londonderry, Northern Ireland; and Selangor, Malaysia. 

Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, manufacturing and other companies worldwide.  Founded in 1858, the Company reported 2006 net sales of $3.6 billion.  The Company's flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing and converting. The Company's pressure sensitive materials business specializes in adhesive technologies.  Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs about 16,000 individuals in 55 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries around the world.  More information about the Company is available at our website, www.bemis.com.