MENTOR, Ohio – February 16, 2010 – Designers of medical devices seeking medical-grade adhesives for virtually any application can turn to Avery Dennison Medical Solutions for custom-made and standard products. The product range includes biocompatible acrylic, porous acrylic, synthetic rubber-based, silicone and absorbent hydrocolloid adhesive formulations.
For custom-made solutions, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions engineers will work with original equipment manufacturers to develop adhesive products that meet every application need—from reliable water resistance in consumer skin-contact items to dependable adhesion during surgical procedures. “Our laboratories are equipped to address the medical device industryʼs most challenging applications,” says Richard Baron, senior medical product development manager.
According to Baron, manufacturers of medical devices benefit from the vast experience Avery Dennison Medical Solutions has in the production of medical adhesives. “Manufacturers who want assurance that the adhesive products they source are reliable can take comfort in knowing that devices using Avery Dennison Medical Solutions adhesives have been worn by literally millions of people,” Baron says.
Avery Dennison Medical Solutions medical-grade adhesives meet all FDA and ISO requirements for safety and efficacy, and are backed by technology that has been proven in applications worldwide. Uses include surgical incise drapes, advanced wound care dressings, ostomy products, electromedical devices, diagnostic test kits, drug delivery systems and consumer skin-contact bandages.
The adhesives are available in unsupported transfer tape constructions as well as single- and doublecoated and self-wound tapes. The tape constructions can be supplied with an extensive selection of facestocks that are breathable, flexible and conformable to skin, including film, foil, wovens and nonwovens, high MVTR film, tissue and foam.