A new medical adhesive formulation from Avery Dennison Medical Solutions provides manufacturers of temporary adherent medical devices with improved performance over conventional acrylic adhesives and rubber-based hydrocolloid dressings, according to the company. The Thin Absorbent Skin Adhesive product platform leverages a patented adhesive formulation that can be used for a broad range of applications, including wound dressings, backing material for electrodes, ostomy flanges and products for direct wound contact. The platform’s initial offering is MED 5567A, an acrylic-coated polyurethane film on a polyester release liner. According to the firm, the breathability and absorbency of the material delivers superior fluid handling capacity (FHC) without compromising the advantages of acrylic adhesives.
Wear tests comparing MED 5567A against conventional acrylic-based film dressings and rubber-based hydrocolloids reveal clean edges with minimal edge lift after three days. The product's absorption capacity can eliminate the need for a wound pad and allows continual site visualisation without having to remove the dressing.
Avery Dennison Medical Solutions
Turnhout, Belgium +32 1 440 4811