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Foster Introduces Antimicrobial Master Batches for Medical Device Polymers
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Foster Introduces Antimicrobial Master Batches for Medical Device Polymers

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (June 1, 2017) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for healthcare markets, introduces Combat™ antimicrobial master batches for blending with medical device polymers. Components made with these antimicrobial polymer blends kill harmful bacteria that leads to infections, including methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant...

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Nanomed MAX Compounds provide molecular level reinforcement.
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Nanomed MAX Compounds provide molecular level reinforcement.

Incorporating nanoclay particles into high strength nylon alloy, Nanomed MAX Compounds are platelet-shaped particles with thickness less than a nanometer. Processed using standard mold and barrel heaters, compounds enhance strength and rigidity of polymer without hindering flow into thin sections. Suitable for medical device components, units are based on meta-xylene diamine polyamides to...

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Color Concentrates target medical device applications.
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Color Concentrates target medical device applications.

Available in 1, 5, and 10 lb quantities, MediBatch™ Color Concentrates are formulated using FDA 21CFR 73 Subpart D listed pigments and polymer carrier that is compatible with wide range of base resins, including nylons and polyurethanes. Single pound quantities can pigment up to 25 lb of natural polymer. Twelve standard concentrates, including green, red, yellow, blue, violet, black, and white,...

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Polymers suit soft touch medical device applications.
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Polymers suit soft touch medical device applications.

Usable in conventional injection molding and extrusion equipment, ProFlex™ styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene (SEBS) comes in 6 standard grades that meet USP Class VI biocompatibility standards andÂ- range from Shore 35A to 85A. Soft touch over-molding of these polymers onto rigid thermoplastic or metal components provides high-friction, ergonomically friendly surface. Also,...

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Custom Colored Polymers target medical device prototypes.
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Custom Colored Polymers target medical device prototypes.

Available in quantities as low as 25 lb within 2-week lead time, custom colored medical polymers support market demand for rapid prototype development. Products include formulations using pigments that comply with FDA requirements for use in applications contact human body for up to 30 days. While designed to meet the needs of manufactures in early stage development, polymers are ultimately...

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Radiopaque Compounds target thin wall catheters.
Adhesives & Sealants

Radiopaque Compounds target thin wall catheters.

Reinforced with nanoparticles for optimized pushability of catheters, LoPro Plus™ Compounds allow for extrusion of single layer tubes with radiopacity and strength properties equivalent to conventional 2 layer tubes, in which each layer provides distinct properties. Compounds use particles that are less than 1 nmÂ- thick and up to 1,500 x thickness in length. When added to radiopaque...

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PEBA Copolymers resist aging and UV light.
Optics & Photonics

PEBA Copolymers resist aging and UV light.

Manufactured from medical grade Pebax polymers and USP VI additives, HLS™ Polyether Block Amide Copolymers include stabilizer system that can decompose and neutralize free radicals created by exposure to oxygen, heat, and UV light, extending functionality of medical devices. Following 6 months of exposure to multi-source indoor light, HLS 2533 MED test samples retained 99% tensile strength...

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Non-Migratory Antistatic Polymers suit medical applications.
Adhesives & Sealants

Non-Migratory Antistatic Polymers suit medical applications.

Designed for regulated applications involving medical devices and equipment, static dissipative polymer blends useÂ- non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. PEBA polymer additive used disperses throughout entire base polymer. When melt blended in quantities from 10%–20%...

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A New Quality Manager Joins Our Team

April 2021 - Putnam, CT Dear Valued Customer, We would like to inform you that Foster Corporation has recently hired a new Quality Manager, Lindsay Coutu. She will be your point of contact for all future Quality Assurance and Quality Control questions or concerns.  Her contact information is: Lindsay Coutu, Quality Manager 45 Ridge Road Putnam, CT 06260 Tel: 860-630-4541...

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Foster Corporation Enters into Partnership with Aran Biomedical to Market ProTEX Med Implantable Grade Polypropylene

Foster strives to be the leader in market development for highly specialized resins in the medical device industry PUTNAM, CT USA - (November 24, 2020) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for medical device and pharmaceutical applications, is excited to announce a new business relationship with Aran Biomedical. Aran, located in Galway, Ireland, is a global leader in biomaterial...

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Foster Corporation Enters into Partnership with Liochem, To Expand Medical Color Masterbatch Capability

LioChem’s Lioplax MD color masterbatch products, capability, and expertise will allow Foster to offer increased service levels, larger order capabilities, and expanded expertise in critical color matches for the medical market  PUTNAM, CT USA - (February 12, 2020) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for medical device and pharmaceutical applications, is pleased to announce a...

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Foster Corporation Receives Arkema's Prestigious 'Legacy & Innovation' Award

PUTNAM, CT USA - (November 12, 2019) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer material solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical markets, received Arkema’s Legacy & Innovation Award at the recent K Show in Dusseldorf, Germany. The award was presented by Arkema’s Technical Polymers Global Group President M. Erwoan Pezron. The award reflects the following: A continuous commitment to...

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Foster Corporation Breaks Ground on New Plant Expansion

Foster Corporation, driven by strong growth in the medical and pharmaceutical market sectors, has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility PUTNAM, CT USA - (June 18, 2019) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer material solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical markets, has seen its business flourish in the last few years. As a result of this growth, Foster has broken ground on a new...

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Foster Corporation Appointed Distributor of Solvay's KetaSpire® PEEK and AvaSpire® PAEK Polymers for Healthcare Markets

Polyketone based polymers are advanced materials used in highly engineered, reusable medical device applications, such as metal replacement, where high flexural modulus, high heat resistance, and multiple steam sterilization cycles are needed PUTNAM, CT USA – (December 11, 2019) – Foster Corporation, a leader in performance polymer solutions in the medical and pharmaceutical marketplace,...

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Foster Appointed Distributor of Repsol Polyolefins Portfolio for North American Healthcare Markets

PUTNAM, CT USA - (March 23, 2018) - Foster Corporation, a leader in polymer solutions for healthcare markets, has been appointed distributor of Repsol’s healthcare polyolefins portfolio: polypropylene, polyethylene and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers for the North American healthcare markets effective January 1, 2018. Repsol Healthcare® medical grade polyolefins are used in a wide...

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Foster Corporation Appointed Distributor of United Soft Plastics' Thermoplastic Elastomers for Healthcare Markets

PUTNAM, CT USA - (October 30, 2017) - Foster Corporation, a leader in medical and pharmaceutical material solutions, has been appointed the exclusive distributor of United Soft Plastics’ (USP) Unisoft™ stryrenic block copolymers for the North American healthcare markets. Effective November 1, 2017, Foster Corporation will provide sales, technical and order fulfillment support to customers...

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