New jobs in prospect as Levington-based adhesives specialist BDK invests in new cleanroom facility

The new cleanroom facility at BDK.

The new cleanroom facility at BDK. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk adhesives technology company BDK has expanded its production facilities to help meet growing demand for bespoke products.

Nick Falconer, managing director at BDK.

Nick Falconer, managing director at BDK. - Credit: Archant

BDK, which is based at Levington, near Ipswich, had added a third state-of-the-art cleanroom to its set-up, expanding the area of controlled environment available for the production of adhesive components destined for markets such as healthcare.

The company, which has been established for nearly 60 years, produces products for a wide range of sectors, also including aerospace and automotive.

It is looking to respond to a growing need for precision-engineered products within the medtech sector, as more and more clients innovate to create solutions for the healthcare industry.

Managing director Nick Falconer said, “Our new clean room is of the highest quality, built and operating to ISO 7/Class 10,000 standard, meaning our clients are guaranteed the quality they need when we create components for their products.

“We have a large number of national and international clients, with many being part of the healthcare sector, and we are seeing more and more demand for bespoke products that can help our clients create wearable devices or healthcare items that respond to the needs of industry providers.

“As a business, we look to continually innovate and to respond to trends in rapidly evolving industries so by growing our production capability we are able to quickly respond to these new developments, acting as the go-to provider for essential adhesive components.”

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The cleanroom investment is expected to lead to the creation of three to five new jobs, with a similar number of additional roles likely to follow early next year following the installation of more new machinery due to be delivered in September.

BDK’s site runs 24 hours a day, five days a week. Its products are used in thousands of everyday items across the globe, with many becoming essential parts of vital healthcare equipment – work which was recently showcased as part of European Medtech week.