Our History

In 1954, Dielectrics was founded for the purpose of building Radio Frequency (RF) welding equipment.   By the late 50's, the company's primary focus quickly evolved into manufacturing of RF sealed products.  

Over the following decades, Dielectrics became a specialist in converting polyurethanes and other thermoplastic materials into more technologically advanced products.  In the last ten years, Dielectrics exclusively focused on the medical device industry servicing large OEM's, as well as, partnering with start up companies to develop new and innovative products.

This year, Dielectrics celebrates its 60th Anniversary with continued family ownership and management.   The current facility located at 300 Burnett Road in Chicopee, MA is approximately 130,000 sq. ft. and offers Class 7 and Class 8 cleanrooms, R&D and pilot production areas along with general manufacturing areas to support medical device contract manufacturing. 

 

To learn more about our history, please find our time-line below:

 

1954 - Dielectrics was founded as an RF equipment manufacturer that operated out of a converted house located on Cochran Street in Chicopee, MA

1961 - Dielectrics moved to a larger facility on East Street in Chicopee where they partnered with Polaroid Corporation and helped pioneer a new generation of instant photo identification products

1971 - Dielectrics again outgrew their facility and moved to a modern plant at 6 Second Avenue in Chicopee

1978 - Dielectrics moved to its current facility located at 300 Burnett Road in Chicopee.  The first Fortune 500 companies were starting to recognize Dielectrics as a "problem solving" company as it relates to welding and bonding of thermoplastic materials

1983 - Dielectrics expanded by adding 50,000 sq. ft. Clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Polaroid and Reebok helped improve and formalize Dielectrics' quality system, development capabilities and manufacturing versatility

1990 - Dielectrics entered into a Joint Venture with a European medical device manufacturer, forming Dielectrics Medistad Company, which enhanced their commitment to medical products and lead to the addition of Class 7 and 8 cleanroom manufacturing areas 

1996 - Dielectrics acquires 100% interest in the Joint Venture and fully incorporates medical device manufacturing into the Dielectrics organization

1998 - Dielectrics submitted and received ISO 9001 registration approval

2005 - Dielectrics started Far East manufacturing in  Xiamen, China.  The vertically-integrated facility is dedicated to making higher-labor content products

2007 - Dielectrics submitted and received ISO 13485 registration approval in line with their medical device strategy

2010 - Dielectrics added an additional 5,700 sq. ft. of  Class 8 cleanroom space along with a new metrology laboratory in response to the growing demands of the medical device market


2011 - To complement the existing cleanroom environments, the company expanded and upgraded one of its existing ISO Class 8 cleanrooms allowing for increased capacity

2012/2013 - Dielectrics expanded further by building a fourth Class 7 cleanroom and new R&D and pilot production areas. Additionally, Dielectrics' quality system became JGMP compliant for required products exporting to Japan

2014 - The company continues to grow and focus on its strategy to design and manufacture finished medical devices