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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Foster Corporation and AdvanSource Biomaterials Develop Marketing Partnership for Specialty TPU and TPU Alloy Products for Healthcare Market

Foster Corporation’s Distribution business, a leader in material solutions for the critical application healthcare market segment, has been appointed as the marketing partner for AdvanSource Biomaterials, a group company of Mitsubishi Chemical.

AdvanSource focuses on the manufacture and development of specialty thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products suited for specific application requirements. Foster’s role will entail application development, sales, and technical support, of AdvanSource products in the North American healthcare market from its U.S. locations in Connecticut and Nevada.

AdvanSource Biomaterials has developed, and offers for sale, an impressive line of thermoplastic polyurethane products for implantable and non-implantable healthcare applications. Their TPU technologies include polycarbonate aliphatic, polycarbonate aromatic, polyether aromatic, aliphatic ether, hydrophilic, as well as polycarbonate silicone elastomers and soft aromatic polyurethane alloys. Healthcare application segments include cardiology, orthopedics, drug delivery, endoscopy, wound care, urology, and neurology among others.

Foster Corporation knows TPU very well,” says Larry Acquarulo, President/Owner of Foster Corporation. “Our two companies have been talking about a sales/marketing relationship for a while. We are actually a customer of AdvanSource and have always been impressed with the quality of their product and their breadth of technology and elastomer solutions. Foster processes and sells materials for implantable applications which is also a market that AdvanSource participates in. This parallel interest makes this partnership a great match.”

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