Medical materials provider Foster Corp. says it was won exclusive distribution rights for Wacker Silpuran medical-grade silicone rubbers in North American healthcare markets. Effective March 1, Foster 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 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 Corp. 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 Corp. “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 # 615 at MD&M West in Anaheim, Calif., on February 7–9.