Leading UK Manufacturer of Single Use Laboratory Plastics Changes its Name to Sterilin Limited – Marking a New Phase in the Company’s Future

(Caerphilly, UK, 4 June 2008) – Formerly part of Barloworld Scientific, Sterilin Limited is a newly formed independent business, specialising in the manufacture of single use laboratory plastics. Having adopted the name of its market leading brand Sterilin, this newly formed company will comprise of four established product brands: Sterilin® single use plastics; Iwaki® tissue culture products; Sterilin Silicone Devices (formerly Esco® Silicone Rubber); Sterilin Packaging Products (formerly Azlon® Packaging).

As an established leader in single use laboratory plastics, the Sterilin brand has been setting world standards for quality, reliability and user safety for more than 40 years. The newly formed Sterilin Limited offers a wide range of products for the pharmaceutical, clinical and healthcare, food, forensics and industrial packaging industries. All Sterilin products are manufactured at the company’s ISO 9001:2000 accredited plant in South Wales, UK, where a commitment to continuous product development and investment in injection moulding technology, clean room and microbiological research facilities ensures that every item is made to the highest possible quality.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Sterilin Limited and the new Sterilin product brands. The new company structure will benefit our customers by allowing us to provide more focus and strategic direction for each of our product lines,” comments John Adkins, CEO, Sterilin Limited. “With a renewed focus on manufacturing and new product development, this is an exciting time for the company and one that will enable us to grow from strength to strength.”

About Sterilin Limited

Sterilin Limited is the name of the newly formed life sciences company, formerly part of Barloworld. This new established company takes forward two established market leading brands, Sterilin® single use plastics and Iwaki® tissue culture products, plus two new brands, Sterilin Silicon Devices and Sterilin Packaging Products.

For more than 40 years, the Sterilin brand name has been synonymous with quality in single use plastics. This reputation was built upon, and has been maintained by, the most stringent manufacturing standards in the industry. The range of single use plastics comprises of over 800 products used extensively in microbiology and the life sciences including specimen containers, Petri dishes, multiwell plates and centrifuge tubes.

Sterilin branded products are manufactured at a BS EN ISO 9001:2000 accredited purpose built facility in South Wales, UK, where new manufacturing techniques and stringent quality assurance procedures ensure that every item is made to the highest quality.

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