Sensitive disposable and durable medical applications require precision adhesive systems designed specifically for the medical field. These adhesive systems are designed for unique functionality required by medical providers, accounting for cleanliness, durability, safety, reliability, use environments and the impact to the people that they bond to.
Wound care solutions and disposable securement systems bond to a person where sensitive skin is the substrate. Stick-to-skin adhesives must be sterile and carefully designed to bond aggressively enough to stay fixed to the patient for expected wear time while still being able to be removed without damaging the patient’s skin. Skin as a substrate varies wildly based on the health, age, allergies and other unique characteristics of each patient. Cleanliness, breathability, flexibility, conformability and ease of removal are critically important characteristics in stick-to-skin medical care environments to aid in accelerated healing and reduced risk of infection - so patients get better, faster.
Durable medical devices enable care providers to test, diagnose and treat patients using a variety of technologies and equipment. These medical devices require long term, reliable adhesive solutions that assure internal and external components remain fixed in place for the life of the equipment.