New material combination for wound care

New material combination for wound care
Bayer MaterialScience is introducing a new product combination for advanced wound care and NPWT applications at the Compamed medical technology trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 12 to 14. The new product comprises adhesives and films made from polyurethane raw materials. The company is also presenting a broad range of material solutions for medical applications (Stand H30, Hall 8b).

The combination of Baymedix A adhesives and Platilon films for wound care enables the production of wound dressings combining the outstanding properties of both components. Thanks to adjustable adhesive strength, they can be easily removed from the skin without sticking to hair. The products are also breathable, skin-friendly, non-allergenic and formulated without solvents. They are suitable for advanced wound care and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).

"Our developments are aimed primarily at the treatment of chronic wounds," said Martin Hüttner, marketing expert for medical applications. "The products should be well compatible, but also efficient to manufacture." Based on polyurethane technology, design of the wound dressings is simple. Laminating steps can be eliminated from the converting process. Furthermore, the breathability of the combination products eliminates the need for the punching process often used today.

The Baymedix product line also includes a series of raw materials for wound dressings that support the healing process and offer numerous design possibilities. These are used to manufacture such products as absorbent foams with Baymedix FP and the waterborne polyurethanes Baymedix FD and CD for stretchable backing films as well as for barrier films produced via the dipping process.

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