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5 min read

What are Transdermal Patches and their Different Types?

By Lee K. House on May 23, 2023 7:23:51 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

Topics: Medical Adhesive Tape
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What Are The Best Medical Tapes for Sensitive Skin (Infant and Elderly)?

By Lee K. House on May 5, 2023 2:34:53 PM

According to an international skin tear prevention survey, only 10% of healthcare professionals reported that their facility encouraged cautious use of tape or dressings to prevent damage. 

Topics: Medical Adhesive Tape
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Why Medical Tape Converting Costs More: Is it worth it?

By Lee K. House on Dec 22, 2022 11:40:53 AM

Imagine you were at the hospital, and the surgeon grabbed a roll of duct tape to apply a wound dressing. You’d be understandably alarmed!

Topics: Medical Adhesive Tape
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6 Incredible Ways to Use Hydrogel

By Scott Chambers on Dec 8, 2022 4:17:57 PM

Before diving into this exceptional substance's many uses, let’s start with the basics: “What is hydrogel?” 

Topics: Medical Medical Adhesive Tape
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Overview of Wound Dressings

By Scott Chambers on Oct 21, 2022 9:54:18 AM

The injury healing process can be long and painful whether wounds are open or closed, shallow or deep. 

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

By Scott Chambers on Sep 13, 2022 3:37:02 PM

When you think of healthcare supplies, which comes to mind first: A stethoscope to hear a heartbeat? A syringe to give a needed shot? Perhaps even the "Ahhhhhh, open wide" tongue depressor!

Topics: Medical Medical Adhesive Tape
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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