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4 Critical Considerations When Choosing a Wound Dressing Adhesive

By Sue Chambers on Nov 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

There is no single, specific treatment for a wound. Because they vary in type, severity, and location, each wound dressing must be designed and constructed to help heal that wound — whether it’s a cut, burn, sore, etc. — as well as prevent infection and reduce pain.

Similarly, the adhesives used for wound dressings must also be selected based on how each wound dressing is built and the environment in which it will perform.

An adhesive in a wound dressing product has two main goals: stick to human skin and be removed from that same skin. Sounds simple, but there’s a lot more involved that challenges flexible material converters.

Topics: Adhesives Generally Medical Adhesive Tape
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6 Incredible and Surprising Hydrogel Uses

By Scott Chambers on Mar 17, 2021 9:57:17 AM

Before we dive into the many uses of this exceptional substance, let’s start with the basics: “What is hydrogel?” Hydrogel is a 3D network of hydrophilic polymer material that quickly absorbs and retains a large amount of water (or other fluid). Incredibly versatile and environmentally sensitive, hydrogels are multi-functional across a variety of industries.

Topics: Medical Medical Adhesive Tape
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Overview of Wound Dressings

By Scott Chambers on Mar 12, 2021 5:20:03 PM

Whether they are open or closed, shallow or deep, the healing process from wounds can be long and painful. 

Topics: Converting Medical Medical Adhesive Tape
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Medical Adhesive Tape: Types and Best Practices for Wound Care

By Scott Chambers on Jan 20, 2021 10:59:00 AM

When you think of healthcare supplies, what comes to mind first? A stethoscope to hear a heartbeat. A syringe to give a needed shot. Ahhhhhh, the “open wide” tongue depressor!

But what about medical adhesive tape? It may not pop to mind first, but this versatile tool is incredibly important in the medical field. There are many varieties from which to choose and many companies that convert medical adhesive tape for wound care.

This article answers some common (and not so common) questions:
• What’s the best tape to use on skin?
• What is medical tape used for?
• What types of medical tape are there?
• How does a converter make a difference in medical adhesive tape?

Grab an otoscope (that device that checks your ears). Let's get into this!

Topics: Medical Medical Adhesive Tape