Effective October1, 2016, Solvay, a leading global supplier of high-performance specialty polymers, headquartered in Brussels, has appointed Foster Corporation as its newest distributor of Udel® polysulfone (PSU) and Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resins for the North American Healthcare market. Solvay Specialty Polymers will continue to accept and fill orders that are 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) or greater, while smaller quantities will still be available through ResMart – and now Foster, who will focus on supporting Solvay’s customers in Healthcare.
Jeff Hrivnak, Global Business Development Manager for Healthcare at Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Business Unit,said “Solvay looks forward to working with Foster to serve the fast-growing demand for Solvay’s high-performance materials in the Healthcare market. “Strategic relationships like these are critical to our commitment to support and accelerate the innovation and growth initiatives of customers in North America.”
Solvay Specialty Polymers’ experience as a reliable materials supplier in the healthcare field spans more than 25 years. The company is a leading manufacturer of healthcare polymers, offering a broad range of high-performance, medical-grade polymers for orthopedic applications, sterilization cases and trays, medical and dental devices. Solvay also offers a family of Solviva® Biomaterials for use in a range of implantable devices.
For over twenty-five years Foster Corporation has been serving medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers with industry-leading technology and service in biomedical materials. These include custom medical compounds, implantable materials, drug/polymer blends and polymer distribution.
Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers – fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers, fluorinated fluids, semi-aromatic polyamides, sulfone polymers, aromatic ultra-high performance polymers, high barrier polymers and cross-linked high-performance compounds – for use in Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Automotive, Healthcare, Membranes, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Plumbing, Semiconductors, Wire & Cable, and other industries.