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Foster PureEase™ Technology Improves Process Consistency For Urethane Extrusions

PUTNAM, CT  USA - (July 19, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, now offers thermoplastic urethanes (TPU) with PureEase™ technology for improved extrusion processing control. This proprietary additive system was developed to help maintain consistent processing parameters of validated TPU based polymers and compounds. Consistent processing parameters can mean tighter ID/OD tubing tolerances especially in small tubes.

Foster Introduces FDA 21 CFR 73 Color Concentrates for Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT  USA - (June 16, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, introduces a new line of color concentrates using FDA 21CFR 73 subpart D pigments for medical device applications. In support of medical customers in early stages of product development, Foster’s MediBatch™ color concentrates will be available in quantities as low as a single pound.

Foster Introduces ProFlex™ SEBS Polymers For Soft Touch Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (March 8, 2016) - Foster Corporation, a leading supplier of polymer solutions for the healthcare industry, introduces ProFlex styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene (SEBS) for medical device applications.  These polymers offer a low cost alternative to other thermoplastic elastomers with superior elastomeric properties.

Foster Delivery Science Hires Robert Diehl To Lead Quality and Regulatory Affairs

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (January 11, 2016) - Foster Delivery Science, a company that specializes in hot melt extrusion, a solubilization strategy to enhance bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs, has recently hired Robert Diehl as Director of Quality and Regulatory Compliance.  Mr. Diehl has over 30 years of experience in product development and quality control in the pharmaceutical industry.

Foster Offers Prototype Quantities of Custom Colored Polymers for Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT USA - (September 10, 2015) – Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, now offers custom colored medical polymers in quantities as low as 25 pounds (11 kgs) within a two week lead time to support market demand for rapid prototype development. These include formulations using pigments compliant with FDA requirements for use in applications that contact the human body for up to 30 days.

Foster Polymer Distribution Offers PMP Copolymer for Medical Mandrels and Release Films

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (July 8, 2015) - Foster Polymer Distribution, a business unit of Foster Corporation specializing in the strategic sourcing of medical polymers and additives, announces the addition of TPX polymethylpentene (PMP)  to their polymer portfolio. The low surface tension of this olefin copolymer is ideally suited for mandrels used in the manufacturing precision medical tubing and release films for shipping and handling applications. Foster Polymer Distribution will offer TPX to the North American medical market.

Foster Polymer Distribution Offers High Strength Polyamide For Medical Devices

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (April 7, 2015) - Foster Polymer Distribution, a business unit of Foster Corporation specializing in the distribution of medical polymers and additives, announces their official partnership with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to distribute MX Nylon to the North American medical market.  Mitsubishi’s MX Nylon, a meta-xylene diamine polyamide, offers excellent mechanical and barrier properties for molded components and devices, and medical packaging applications.

Foster Delivery Science To Build Facility For Manufacturing Drug Delivery Polymers

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (September 17, 2014) - Foster Delivery Science, a business unit of Foster Corporation and leader in hot melt extrusion (HME) for pharmaceutical and medical device applications, has broken ground on a new facility to support increased demand for manufacturing drug delivery and implant polymer blends.

Foster Introduces LoPro Plus™ Nano Reinforced Compounds for Catheters

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (June 5, 2014) - Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, introduces LoPro Plus™ radiopaque compounds reinforced with nanoparticles for improved pushability of thin wall catheters.  These compounds allow for extrusion of single layer tubes with radiopacity and strength properties equivalent to conventional two layer tubes, in which each layer provides the distinct properties.  LoPro Plus reduces material and inventory costs when compared to standard two layer constructions.

Foster LoPro Radiopaque Polyurethane is Detectable by X-ray and Optically Transparent

PUTNAM, CT, USA - (May 6, 2013) - Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, offers LoPro Clear™, a radiopaque polyurethane that is both x-ray visible and optically transparent.  Catheters extruded from LoPro Clear™, can be located inside the body using fluoroscopy while fluid flow is visually monitored in the portion outside of the body. 

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