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Loos & Co., Inc. Expands Medical Wire Drawing Capabilities
Stainless Steel Medical Wire Manufacturing Company Continues to Invest in Medical Technologies Division
Pomfret, CT, September 10, 2014 — Loos & Co., Inc. has commissioned a new, state-of-the-art wire drawing machine capable of producing medical grade stainless steel wire from as large as .100” to as small as .014” in diameter. The equipment, manufactured by GCR of Milan, Italy, was purchased specifically to expand the company’s capacity to produce the high quality performance and surface finish required of stainless steel medical wire.
Through this purchase, a broader range of finished wire sizes will be made available to medical device manufacturers for use in producing guidewires, extruded tubing (mandrels, coiling and braiding wire), flattened and shaped wire, and orthodontic hardware, among other applications. The wire produced on this equipment will also be used as in-process material for drawing finished wire sizes to as small as .0015” in diameter and for the manufacture medical cables and strands.
“Our investment in the medical industry is constantly growing,” said Joe Stagon, Wire Mill General Manager at Loos and Company. “Each investment is aimed at continuing to increase capacity while maintaining product excellence and exceeding our customers’ requirements.”
The Medical Technologies Division of Loos and Company specializes in manufacturing stainless steel wire and cable used in the medical industry. With the additional capability offered through this recent expansion, Loos and Company has renewed its commitment to medical grade wire and cable, a commitment that includes recent investments in an expanded production area, an adjoining quality lab, new intermediate and fine wire drawing machines, and upgraded cable stranding equipment.
“As we continue to build our medical capabilities”, said Stagon, “We are able to provide stainless steel wire and cable for more and more applications. With this expansion, we are one step closer to securing our position as a premier manufacturer of wire and cable for the medical device market.”
About Loos & Co., Inc.
Loos & Co., Inc. has over 50 years of experience in the wire and cable industry and is the world's leading manufacturer of military specification aircraft cable and aircraft cable assemblies. In addition, Loos and Company manufactures medical grade stainless steel wire and cable for leading medical device companies, flight controls for major aircraft manufacturers, wire rope for rigging and hoisting, and specialty brush wire. Refer to our website (www.loosco.com) for a complete listing of capabilities, including: Stainless Steel and Specialty Alloy Wire and Wire Products, Aircraft Cable, Wire Rope, and Military and Commercial Cable Assemblies. Contact: Robert Davis (860) 630-4303 [email protected]