Effective Nov. 1, Foster Corp. (Putnam, CT) has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Lotte Advanced Materials’ Starex acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and Infino polycarbonate (PC) polymers for the North American healthcare markets.
As executives, managers and employees leverage their focus on everything from growing sales to maximizing production efficiency and capacity, they often neglect these five areas, which can negate many, if not all, of their other efforts.
Industry experts will address issues such as medical tubing measurement and quality control, optimization of profile dies for multi-lumen extrusion and the science of cutting medical tubing with minimal particulates.
The event is designed to provide medical device engineers with the latest technical information on medical polymers, compounding technology, material selection and design as well as regulatory requirements.
Tom Flannery, Business Development Director, Injection Molding & Assembly, shares insights on the company’s vision and the opportunities and challenges it faces as a supplier to the medical device industry.
Automotive and medical applications increasingly call for tighter tolerances, requiring suppliers to perform their own testing. Tensile testing is commonly used, and represents an integral input to quality control.