Injection Moldmaking and Molding with Surgical Precision
Matrix Plastic Products, located just outside of Chicago, Illinois, is a world leader in plastic injection moldmaking, molding, and manufacturing of precision products for the medical device, electronics, personal care and other high performance industries.
Matrix Plastic Products operates in a 30,000 square-foot facility in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale, Illinois, 15 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. We currently employ more than 85 talented team members, serving customers around the world.
In the Beginning
Matrix Plastic Products began operations in 1978 as Matrix Tooling. We started with seven employees and a rich family tradition of moldmaking craftsmanship. Over the next 18 years, our business grew based upon customer referrals. Our reputation for precision, flexibility, and responsiveness allowed us to expand into injection molding.
By 2000 we were running volume molding production. Our state-of-the-art quality inspection lab and ISO Class 8 cleanroom further extended our capabilities to serve our customers.
State-of-the-Art Quality Inspection Lab
Our advanced metrology laboratory features the latest in vision touch probe and laser inspection technology, giving us accurate data quickly and efficiently.
"Matrix is easily considered our best supplier. They continuously offer the highest quality molding and take great pride in their work. Their quality department is second to none and offers us more services than any other supplier. The relationship is more of a partnership on the product than just a service provided."
– Y.L., R&D Engineer,
Medical Device Customer
We continually monitor the effectiveness of our quality management system (QMS) through internal audits, management reviews, and customer feedback. We are fully committed to continual improvement and exceeding our customers' expectations.
Our Quality Policy states:
Matrix Plastic Products combines traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology in designing and producing the highest quality injection tooling and molded products.
We will continue to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations by seeking ways to improve our processes and procedures and by providing ongoing training for our employees, thereby ensuring consistency in our products and services.
We have incorporated the additional documentation, risk analysis and recordkeeping requirements of ISO 13485 into our QMS for the manufacturing, inspection and validation of medical device components.
Why ISO 13485?
Although Matrix is not a “specifications developer” of medical devices, our design engineers are often involved with our customers’ groundbreaking devices during the development stages. Our customers often designate us as a critical supplier on their projects, so we modeled our quality management system to comply with the ISO 13485 standard for medical devices. We are equipped to provide full traceability and device history quality records to meet applicable regulatory requirements.
Why Choose Matrix Plastic Products?
When you choose Matrix Plastic Products to handle your project, you benefit from our core competencies:
Over 40 Years of Experience
Matrix Plastic Products has been designing and manufacturing the finest plastic injection molds and molded parts since 1978 in a very competitive market. Our engineers and designers average more than 35 years of experience in the industry, which translates to enhanced manufacturability, risk mitigation, and control of your project's total costs of ownership over the long term.
Matrix is proud of the talented employees we have working in each critical area: design, manufacturing and quality assurance. Highly skilled designers, toolmakers, process engineers and inspectors handle your project from start to finish, ensuring optimal results.
Continuous Investment in the Latest Technology
Matrix works hard to continually blend our experienced craftsmanship with the latest in manufacturing and inspection technology. We deliver top quality products, while constantly improving our processes and maintaining our competitive edge.
Enhanced automation allows Matrix to lower labor costs, match quick turnaround requirements, and provide advanced services that can't be performed manually. Our commitment to technology extends to every department, from design through inspection.
Unwavering Commitment to Quality
Our commitment to quality means that you'll get consistently positive results.
Higher quality processes result in lower maintenance, longer-lasting tools, and lower total costs of ownership over the lifetime of your project. We have maintained an ISO 9001 certified QMS since 1999. In 2010, we adapted our QMS to also become certified to ISO 13485, given our focus on medical device projects.
Reliability and Responsiveness
Matrix Plastic Products successfully integrates an approachable, small-business atmosphere with the sophistication of a larger, experienced company.
Reliability and responsiveness are the highest grades we receive from our customer surveys.
Our customers can communicate directly with all project team members for technical clarification and progress updates.
Key team members handle your project from start to finish, and internal communication between departments ensures that everyone is kept informed as your project moves along smoothly.
Our primary goals are to deliver top-quality products and provide the caliber of service that builds long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers.
"Matrix offers a strong blend of talent, new technology, and responsiveness... something that is becoming a rare find in manufacturing today." – Paul Ziegenhorn, President Emeritus and Co-Founder