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Polymedex Discovery Group (Foster Corporation)
45 Ridge Road
Putnam
USA
CT 06260
[t] +1 860 928 4102
[f] +1 860 928 4226
The building blocks of advanced medical devices are polymers tailored to achieve specific performance properties. For over two decades, Foster Corporation has been a leading supplier of these custom compounds for minimally invasive devices, blending standard polymers with performance additives or other polymers to achieve properties specific to each device. Now part of PolyMedex Discovery Group, Foster continues to provide medical device manufacturers with precision polymer compounds.

At the center of the manufacturing operations in our Putnam, CT and Las Vegas, NV facilities are co-rotating twin screw extruders ranging in size from 27-53 mm. A Haake R&D twin screw extruder allows for small trials and color match sampling. A range of pre and post extrusion equipment maximizes quality, consistency and throughput. Dehumidifying hopper dryers, along with dehumidifying and nondehumidifying tray oven dryers ensure materials are properly prepared prior to melt blending. Sophisticated material blending and feeding technologies include high intensity pre-mixers, deagllomerating V-blenders, Loss-in- Weight pellet and powder feeders, and liquid feeders. Post extrusion technologies such as strand and underwater pelletizing, sifters, classifiers and cross tumblers ensure finished materials are consistent throughout the lot and from lot-to-lot.

Our material testing capabilities include viscosity, melt flow, FTIR, capillary rheometer, specific gravity, bulk density, tensile, elongation, flexural modulus, ash testing, durometers and more.

Larry Acquarulo founded Foster Corporation in 1989 and has been CEO of Foster since inception. In 2009 Larry became Co - CEO of PolyMedex Discovery Group, following the merger between Foster and Putnam Plastics. Under his leadership, Foster has become a world-wide leader in radiopaque compounds for minimally invasive devices.
Foster Builds Medical Plastics Innovation Centre
09 February, 2011
Foster Corporation, a PolyMedex Discovery Group company, announces the opening of its Medical Plastics Innovation Center. The center provides comprehensive development services of advanced polymer formulations used in leading edge medical devices. It offers polymer compounding, molding and extrusion process evaluation, and material property testing.
 
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