Medical compounds require precision feeding, melting and dispersion of polymers and additives to achieve a homogeneous blend. At Foster, all medical compounding is performed on twin screw extruders with processing capabilities suitable for a wide range of base polymers.
Often times in compounding, polymer formulations may require the blending of two commercially available materials to achieve hybrid properties not available from any single resin. Examples include the blending of HDPE and LDPE to achieve intermediate flexibility, or the blending of nylon and urethane to achieve a balance of lubricity and elasticity. Additionally, medical polymers may be blended with specialized additives for enhanced properties to achieve specific functional requirements.
|Specialty Polymers||Polyolefins||LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE, PP, EVA|
|Styrenics||PS, SAN, ABS, HIPS|
|Engineering Polymers||Polyamides||Nylon 6, 6/6, 6/10, 6/12, 11, 12, Amorphous|
|Polyesters||PET, PBT, PETG|
|Thermoplastic Elastomers||PU, PEBA, COPE|
|Performance Polymers||High Temperature||PEEK, PES, PPS, PSU, LCP|
|Fluoropolymers||FEP, PVDF, ETFE|