May 4, 1998

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Nylons break medical barriers

Foster Corp. has achieved what it claims to be a substantial breakthrough with its new line of Fostalon(TM) 5000 series flexible nylon compounds. The materials are said to fill a void in the flexural modulus data between 80,000 and 120,000 psi, while insuring dimensional stability with minimal shrinkage after extrusion. Such properties make the materials a good fit for such medical applications as catheters, hubs, and shafts. They are fully compatible with radio-paque fillers, like barium, bismuth, and tungsten. And they are reinforecable with glass beads or fibers when used for hubs and other molded devices. Foster Corp: Product Code 4224

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