Through our parent company, Foster Corporation, compounding services are available for material manufacturers or other customers who have developed a compound formulation or need a compound formulation and require our compounding expertise.
Our biomedical polymer manufacturing operations in our Putnam, CT and Las Vegas, NV facilities include co-rotating twin screw extruders in a wide range of sizes. Our Innovation center allows for small batch trials, color match sampling, and injection molding and extrusion of shapes.
Foster support infrastructure is indicative of our long history in the medical market . Our capabilities have grown according to our medical customer needs.
A range of pre and post extrusion equipment maximizes quality, consistency and throughput. Our drying capabilities ensure materials are properly prepared prior to melt blending. Material blending and feeding technologies include a variety of mixers, blenders and feeders. Post extrusion technologies include strand and underwater pelletizing, sifters, classifiers and cross tumblers…all to ensure finished materials are consistent throughout the lot and from lot-to-lot. Our medical polymer testing capabilities include viscosity, melt flow, FTIR, capillary rheometer, specific gravity, bulk density, tensile, elongation, flexural modulus, ash testing, durometer and more.