PUTNAM, CT USA – (January 27, 2017) – Foster Corporation, a leader in medical and pharmaceutical material solutions, has been appointed the exclusive distributor of WACKER SILPURAN® medical-grade silicone rubbers for the North American healthcare markets. Effective March 1, 2017, Foster Corporation will provide sales, technical and order fulfillment support to customers from their regional stocking facilities in Nevada and Connecticut.
SILPURAN® liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and high consistency rubber (HCR) products are biocompatible, sterilization resistant and tested according to selected ISO 10993 and USP Class VI standards. These high-quality silicone rubbers are available in a range of hardnesses for use in applications such as drainage and feeding tubes, urinary catheters, syringe seals, and respiratory masks.
“WACKER is a world leader in silicone chemistry and offers a comprehensive material portfolio for healthcare applications,” said Scott Borst, Senior Director for WACKER Engineering Silicones, “The strategic addition of Foster Corporation as a distributor will allow customers to receive the best possible service, support and logistics in North America.”
“Foster is dedicated to serving customers in highly regulated healthcare markets,” said Larry Johnson, Executive Vice President at Foster Corporation. “Current and new customers for WACKER silicone rubber products will benefit from our enhanced delivery times, flexible order sizes, and regulatory support.”
For more information about WACKER SILPURAN® silicone rubber products for healthcare applications please visit our booth # 2615 at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA on February 7-9, 2017, or our website at www.fosterpolymers.com.