PEEK formulations for new implantable devices

Since the late 1990s, polyether ether ketone has become a go-to material for companies that manufacture orthopedic implants, thanks to its radiolucency and anatomical properties. Now, custom formulations of PEEK are enabling new potential applications for the polymer. Lawrence Acquarulo, Foster Corp. Polymers have always played a role in modern implantable medical devices. But until

Foster Corp. becomes exclusive distributor of Wacker silicone rubber medical products

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)