Formerra Reinforces Proven Healthcare Materials Expertise at MDM West 2023

Previous Avient Distribution business is exhibiting for the first time as Formerra.

February 1, 2023 – Formerra (previously Avient Distribution) will mark its inaugural tradeshow appearance at the upcoming MD&M West Expo, February 7-9, in Anaheim, California. 

“Our commitment to serving the healthcare market remains as strong today as it has been for over 20 years,” said Kelly Wessner, General Manager, Formerra, “and our trusted portfolio of suppliers and materials is expanding. We continue to provide a robust medical portfolio coupled with application development, regulatory, and healthcare industry expertise to help customers develop advanced solutions for better patient outcomes. With these resources, we help our customers find the right solution to meet both their technical and business objectives.”

Several trends currently affecting the healthcare industry require innovative solutions, and Formerra is addressing them with its combined strengths –  vast portfolio, deep expertise, and unmatched service. These challenges include:

  • Sustainability – with a rising interest in designing for sustainability, Formerra is working with multiple customers on designing devices out of a single material for greater recyclability, using medical-grade materials with lower carbon footprints, and creating more sustainable device packaging.
  • Supply chain disruptions – while these have subsided since the pandemic, there are still occasional issues arising. Formerra’s ability to help customers maintain safe inventory levels, find alternative materials, or tap into its expansive network of warehouses helps keep production lines running.
  • Risk mitigation – Formerra’s team assists in verifying FDA compliance, addressing material notification of change, and confirming raw material specs.

For medical device OEMs, contract manufacturers, and molders, Formerra complements its expansive portfolio* with support for design, material selection, processing, manufacturing, and supply chain challenges. Its expert team understands the medical regulatory environment, leveraging decades of experience to select best-fit materials, reduce supply-chain risk, and improve production efficiencies.

Formerra will exhibit at MD&M West in booth 527 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

* Formerra distributes a comprehensive line-up of medical-grade materials from premier suppliers, including Celanese, Covestro, Dow, DuPont, Eastman, INEOS, Invista, LyondellBasell, and more. Additionally, Formerra is a global distributor of Santoprene TPV medical grades and the exclusive distributor in the US and China. For a full listing, please visit this webpage.

About Formerra 
Formerra is a preeminent distributor of engineered materials, connecting the world’s leading polymer producers with thousands of OEMs and brand owners across healthcare, consumer, industrial, and mobility markets. Powered by technical and commercial expertise, it brings a distinctive combination of portfolio depth, supply chain strength, industry knowledge, service, leading ecommerce capabilities, and ingenuity. The experienced Formerra team helps customers across multiple industries to design, select, process, and develop products in new and better ways – driving improved performance, productivity, reliability, and sustainability. To learn more, visit



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