Foster Corp. has been appointed the North American distributor of United Soft Plastics’ Ubisoft styrenic block copolymers, effective as of Nov. 1.
Under the deal, Foster Corp. will give sales, technical and order fulfillment support to customers out of their Nevada and Connecticut facilities.
Styrenic block copolymers are thermoplastic elastomers designed for healthcare markets. They have rigid styrene and flexible elastomer molecular chain segments that allows for it to have unique flexibility and strength properties. Because of its flexibility and strength, it is used in a number of medical applications like catheter tubing, tourniquets, medical bags and syringe gaskets.
Ubisoft copolymers are made of latex and are plasticizer-free. It is also resistant to gamma and ethylene oxide sterilization. IT can also come in transparent and translucent options with custom pigment for a variety of colors. It also has specialty grades available for enhanced overloading adhesion on grips ad handles.
“The addition of USP styrene block copolymers expands our portfolio of performance and value solutions to healthcare customers,” Larry Johnson, executive VP of Foster Corporation, said. “USP has selected us as an exclusive distributor due to our unique focus on medical customers from new product development through production. Accordingly, we intend to offer Unisoft grades in 25 kg (55 lb.) through truckload quantities.”