mentor-breast-implants-factory.jpg The FDA decision to lift ban on Silicone implants has given fresh impetus to California based Mentor Corp’s Texas plant; the nations only breast implant-manufacturing plant. The other is Allergan Inc, which has production facility outside the US.

Specialties of Texas breast implant manufacturing unit
a. The factory is spread over 145,000 square-foot area close to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
b. There are about 350 workers not counting robots (aiding the production process) with up-to date technology; the combined effort producing 2,100 implants a day and around 500,000 a year.
c. The company’s implant manufacturing process is fully safeguarded to avoid any leakage of the production process.
d. In the wake of the FDA’s decision to lift ban on silicone implants the company is trying to scale-up its production of silicone implants.
e. Silicone breast implants costs twice to saline implants; which are priced anywhere between $.800-$900
f. Mentor corp forecasts about 40% increase in sales of sliicone breast implants over saline.