Can silicones provide low trauma adhesion for medical applications?
When adhesion is low, the dressing, bandage, or device in use won’t stay in place; too high, and problems are encountered upon removal. As design engineers work on new wound care dressings, long-term bandages, or appliances, like ostomy appliances, electrodes, or other stick-to-skin devices, it is important to match the right materials and adhesives to the application. The goal is adequate adhesion levels during device attachment, and low mechanical trauma during removal. 3M’s new silicone adhesives for stick-to-skin applications provide a low/no trauma solution for medical. Working with these materials requires the involvement of an experienced medical converter, like Fabrico, who can recommend different adhesives and materials to meet design specifications.