New Foster compound tackles catheter tackiness

Philadelphia—Materials technology is advancing rapidly for demanding medical plastics applications, such as catheters. At MD&M East today in Philadelphia, specialty compounder Foster Corp. (Putnam, CT), unveiled ProPell thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and polyether block amide (PEBA) compounds for improved manufacturing and handling of medical catheters.  Foster said that the new compounds dramatically reduce tackiness and friction in soft, flexible polymers while maintaining other physical properties of the unmodified polymers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

New Foster compound tackles catheter tackiness

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