3 questions with Kelly Wessner, GM of resin distributor Formerra

Formerra GM Kelly Wessner [Photo courtesy of Formerra]

Resin distributor Formerra (formerly Avient Distribution) rebranded in 2022 after private equity firm H.I.G. Capital bought the business from Avient Corp.

Romeoville, Illinois-based Formerra now distributes plastic and polymer products from more than 40 suppliers, helping medical device developers and manufacturers — including contract manufacturers — select the best materials for applications such as drug delivery, diabetes devices and remote patient monitoring.

This week, Formerra announced a new Nordic hub in Malmö, Sweden, to better serve customers in Europe. Medical Design & Outsourcing spoke with Formerra GM Kelly Wessner about the polymer distributor’s offerings and growth.

What’s Formerra’s pitch to medtech manufacturers?

Wessner: “A lot of people would probably say, ‘Well, why in the world do we care …

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Formerra expands with new Nordic hub in Sweden

NEWS RELEASE: Formerra Launches New Nordic Hub to Power Global Healthcare Innovation

New facility in Malmö, Sweden strengthens support for healthcare customers in Scandinavia and Europe with specialized material solutions.

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – February 5, 2024 – Formerra, a leader in performance materials distribution, announces the opening of a new warehouse in Malmö, Sweden, marking a significant step in its global expansion strategy. The modern facility will support existing customers with an emphasis on serving the growing production demands of medical device and equipment production in Europe.

The new Nordic hub underscores Formerra’s commitment to providing tailored solutions to customers where needed in support of meeting the stringent requirements of the healthcare industry. By pairing an expansive portfolio of products from leading suppliers with its expertise in REACH certification and US-manufactured medical-grade materials, Formerra is uniquely positi…

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