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RF Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Collaborates with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies on Sealing of GlideWear, a Breakthrough Friction-Reducing Fabric

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RF Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Collaborates with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies on Sealing of GlideWear, a Breakthrough Friction-Reducing Fabric

Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading medical contract manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) welded products, announced today a collaboration with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. to facilitate the RF heat sealing of GlideWear, an innovative, friction-reducing material that offers relief from friction- and shear-induced skin trauma in medical and sports products.

“In the medical device industry pressure and shear reduction are key for patient comfort, infection control and wound prevention,” says Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. “GlideWear is a cutting-edge solution, and we are thrilled to have it within our engineering toolbox for our medical device and sport manufacturing clients.”

The collaboration expands the portfolio of materials available for RF welding utilizing Genesis’ proprietary welding technology, ecoGenesisTM. Prior to ecoGenesis, older RF welding techniques were restricted to the use of polymers with high dielectric loss factors such as Polyvinylchloride (PVC). With ecoGenesis, low-loss polymers are able to respond to RF welding just like PVC but without the addition of expensive and toxic additives. It is ideal for companies wishing to replace PVC or polyurethane (PU) and expand their material options.

Tamarack notes GlideWear is optimal for a wide range of interface applications including patient cushioning and support products, ulcer and pressure injury prevention products, socks for diabetes and other foot issues, prosthetic liners, orthopedic braces and number applications in sporting goods and sports apparel. “Knowing that many cushioning and support surface manufacturers are seeking to move from sewn to high-quality RF welded seams, we are pleased to be able to connect OEMs with Genesis Plastics Welding, who has the technology to facilitate the RF sealing of our innovative, friction-reducing material,” says Joe Hofmeister, CEO of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Visit the Genesis Plastics Welding booth (1946) at MD&M West February 7-9, 2017 to view RF welded samples of GlideWear.

About Genesis Plastics Welding:

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for military, medical and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit www.genesisplasticswelding.com.

About GlideWear by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.:

GlideWear is an ultra-low-friction interface material used widely in medtech and sporting goods applications. GlideWear is a product of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, an ISO 13485 certified technology innovator in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tamarack is dedicated to manufacturing innovative, clinically effective, and durable solutions to provide and restore mobility and comfort for our customers. GlideWear is available for custom manufacturing. Learn more at www.glidewear.com and www.tamarackhti.com.

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Radio Frequency Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Adds Sales Engineer Jason Spoolstra

Indiana-based radio frequency welding and medical device contract manufacturing leader Genesis Plastics Welding (GPW) has expanded its core team with the hire of Jason Spoolstra as sales engineer. Spoolstra’s addition will continue to allow GPW to support its strategic growth initiatives, as well as provide innovative outsourcing solutions for global clients within medical device, military and other industries.

“We are pleased to have Jason join the Genesis Plastics Welding team,” says Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. “Increasingly global clients are seeking to outsource portions of their development and production. Collaborative manufacturing relationships are key. In his forward-facing role within Genesis, Jason will utilize his years of industry experience and medical device knowledge to help guide our clients to innovative solutions and successful contract manufacturing launches.”

Spoolstra, a graduate of Purdue University, joins GPW with a decade of manufacturing experience working with companies including Tridien Medical and Hologic. Over the course of his career, Spoolstra has successfully launched numerous new products for top medical device manufacturers including Stryker, Hill-Rom and Medline. A Greenwood resident, he is active in the community and enjoys golf, fishing, camping and cheering on his favorite Indy teams.

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Genesis Plastics Welding Names Tom Ryder as President and CEO

Genesis Plastics Welding Names Tom Ryder as President and CEO to Facilitate Continued Growth of Radio Frequency Plastic Welding Contract Manufacturer

INDIANAPOLIS (June 10, 2010) – Genesis Plastics Welding, an Indiana-based contract manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) welded thermoplastic products, recently promoted Tom Ryder to president and chief executive officer. In this role, Ryder is responsible for achieving the plastic manufacturing company’s aggressive growth goals through expert corporate management and strategic planning.

Throughout his 20-year career, Ryder has held a variety of leadership positions, including chief operating officer, as well as vice president of sales and marketing for Genesis. Under his leadership, sales revenue has grown eight times over since 2002. This includes expansion for the licensing of ecoGenesis, the company’s proprietary heat sealing technology for RF welding plastic such as polyethylene, polypropylene and other low-loss polymers, in addition to PVC and polyurethane.

“I am honored to accept this role at Genesis Plastics Welding and feel I am well-positioned to lead this company as it continues to provide world-class RF plastic welding and plastic manufacturing and an unmatched level of customer service,” said Ryder. “I plan to continue growing our contract manufacturing as well as the private licensing of ecoGenesis to plastic manufacturers looking to become PVC free or phthalates free.”

Ryder graduated from Florida State College and is a member of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the Fortville (Ind.) Chamber of Commerce. Outside of the office, he enjoys sailing, water skiing and golfing, and is an active member of St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Fishers, Ind.

Ryder succeeds Randolph (Dolph) Smith, who retired after serving as president and CEO of Genesis for 17 years. Smith will continue to work with the company as a member of the board of directors.

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Genesis Plastics Welding and PolyOne Collaborate on Breakthrough in RF Welding Using Versaflex™ TPEs

Genesis Plastics Welding and PolyOne Collaborate on Breakthrough in RF Welding Using Versaflex™ TPEs

INDIANAPOLIS (October 12, 2010) – Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading contract manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) welded products, announces today a RF welding breakthrough in conjunction with PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, a global leader in high-performance, custom-formulated thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs).

Facing environmental and health concerns with traditional materials, manufacturers of medical fluid delivery products are looking for alternatives that avoid the use of halogens and plasticizers. For the first time, a breakthrough technology from Genesis enables non-halogenated and non-plasticized GLS Versaflex™ TPEs to be RF welded into any two-dimensional shape or configuration, including mandrels.

Collaboration between Genesis and PolyOne expands the portfolio of Versaflex grades that can be welded using ecoGenesis™ technology to provide the market with a superior solution for fluid delivery applications, including better flexibility, mechanical properties, clarity, aesthetics and value. Prior to this development, older RF welding techniques were restricted to high dielectric loss materials and TPEs could only be heat sealed, limiting configurations to straight lines.

The ecoGenesis™ technology enables non-phthalate, low dielectric loss material to be RF welded. Applications for ecoGenesis™ RF-welded Versaflex TPEs include infusion kits, blood transfer and drainage bags, and urinary bags.

“Medical device trends are highlighting the many advantages of TPEs for healthcare applications,” said Rick Noller, director of global marketing, PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers. “Through our work with Genesis, our Versaflex TPEs can better meet the needs of the medical device industry. We have validated ecoGenesis welding for use with Versaflex CLE and Versaflex MT220 grades, providing the industry better choices for the next generation of fluid delivery products.”

“With ecoGenesis, manufacturers can use materials such as PolyOne’s Versaflex TPEs in RF welding just like PVC, often providing improved cost savings and a more environmentally friendly product,” said Tom Ryder, president and chief executive officer for Genesis Plastics Welding. “Our collaboration resulted in a breakthrough solution that can help manufacturers and healthcare organizations address concerns about patient safety and environmental protection, while also delivering improved performance across the board.”

Versaflex TPEs surpass traditional resins in performance, aesthetics and cost-effectiveness. They are more flexible than polypropylene (PP), autoclavable unlike polyethylene, and have better tear strength than competitive materials. These products also deliver exceptional clarity and a fine, matte finish. Further, thinner gauges of Versaflex TPE can provide the same feel and texture as thicker gauges of traditional materials, thereby lowering system costs.

About Genesis Plastics Welding

Genesis is a plastics welding contract manufacturer specializing in the radio frequency (RF) welding of thermoplastic products and components for industries including medical, military, automotive, marine and consumer products. Unique to the plastics welding industry, Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology allows RF welding of polyethylene, polypropylene and nearly any low-loss polymer in film, foam and fabric layers. The technology is ideal for the replacement of Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and Polyurethane with “green”, phthalate-free plastics as it causes polymers with low dielectric loss factors to respond to RF welding just like PVC. The company’s plastics welding technology, ecoGenesis, also aids in cost reduction as it eliminates the need for expensive heat seal additives, accelerates the production process and enables the substitution of lower cost raw materials. Available for private licensing to manufacturers, ecoGenesis can be quickly integrated into any existing RF heat sealing machine. Contact Genesis Plastics Welding, headquartered near Indianapolis, Indiana, at 317-485-7887 or visit www.genesisplasticswelding.com.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2009 annual revenues of $2.1 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit our Web site at www.polyone.com.

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Genesis Plastics Welding Expands Facility

FORTVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 28, 2011) – Genesis Plastics Welding, a provider of contract plastics welding  and manufacturing services, announced today that it will expand its operations here, creating up to 54 new jobs by 2014.

The company, which serves OEMs in the medical, military, automotive and consumer products sectors, plans to invest more than $3.3 million to add 50,000 square feet of production space at its existing facility at 720 East Broadway in Fortville. Construction also will include a new ISO Class 7 Standard certified medical clean room.

“Indiana’s low cost tax climate allows companies like Genesis Plastics to continue to grow and create new opportunities for workers in Central Indiana,” said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Genesis is currently accepting applications for production workers and plant supervisors. Visit www.GenesisPlasticsWelding.com for contact information. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2011.

“Genesis Plastics Welding has been headquartered in Indiana for nearly 25 years,” said Tom Ryder, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “We have continually invested in our employees, technology, equipment and facilities to maintain our competitive edge in the global marketplace. Indiana has always been a significant contributor to our success. Through the years we have benefited from the state’s affordable and talented workforce, pro-business policies and central geographic location.”

Founded in 1987, Genesis attributes its recent growth to increasing demand for its proprietary plastics welding technology, ecoGenesis™, which enables radio frequency welding of plastic materials previously considered difficult or impossible to heat seal without the addition of often toxic adhesives or plasticizers. The company manufactures products including helmet padding, blood pressure cuffs, inflatable fluid bladders, hot and cold therapy packs, compression therapy sleeves, medical instrument covers, disposable heating blankets and drainage bags.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Genesis Plastics Welding up to $340,000 in performance-based tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. The town of Fortville will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of the Hancock Economic Development Council.

“The Town Council on behalf of the Fortville community is proud to assist in the growth of our corporate neighbor, Genesis,” said Ron Stafford, Fortville Town Council president.

Genesis Plastics Welding’s announced expansion comes just more than three weeks after aerospace engineering firm Aero Engine Controls announced its plans to plans to make capital investments as it expands its existing capabilities at its operations near the Indianapolis International Airport, creating up to 159 new jobs by 2013.

About Genesis Plastics Welding

Genesis Plastics Welding is one of the industry’s leading contract manufacturing companies that specializes in radio frequency (RF) plastics welding of thermoplastic products and components for industries including medical, military, automotive, marine and consumer products. Unique to the plastics welding industry, Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology allows RF plastics welding of polyethylene, polypropylene and nearly any low-loss polymer in film, foam and fabric layers. The technology is an ideal replacement for Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and Polyurethane with “green” phthalate-free plastics as it causes polymers with low dielectric loss factors to respond to RF plastics welding just like PVC. The company’s plastics welding technology, ecoGenesis, also aids in cost reduction as it eliminates the need for expensive heat seal additives and enables the substitution of lower cost raw materials. Available for private licensing to manufacturers, ecoGenesis can be quickly integrated into any existing RF heat sealing machine. Contact Genesis Plastics Welding, headquartered near Indianapolis in Indiana, at 317-485-7887 or visit www.GenesisPlasticsWelding.com.

About IEDC

Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Mitch Roob serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC.  For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.