Polymer Innovation

Polymer InnovationFoster founded the Medical Plastics Innovation Center within our Putnam, CT facility. The Innovation Center includes a wide range of equipment for comprehensive support of medical device development programs.  At the center of the facility is twin screw extrusion for blending and compounding new medical polymer formulations, a core competency of Foster.  The center also includes downstream equipment for processing evaluation, including injection molding and extrusion.  The injection molding equipment is also suitable for producing test samples for mechanical or environmental testing.  The center is equipped with an environmental oven for stability testing of polymers.

Foster has been at the forefront of producing custom biomedical polymers for nearly 30 years and is recognized as a leader in radiopaque compounds, custom polymer blends, and custom colored polymers for minimally invasive devices.  The center supports new developments in these materials for devices that push the envelope in size reduction and increased performance.

Medical Plastics Innovation Center Services

  • Small scale polymer compounding
  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion processing (tubing & film)
  • Material final property testing
  • Analytical & physical testing