It has been one year since Coveris Advanced Coatings launched a new range of breathable polyurethane films that are pattern coated with skin-friendly pressure sensitive adhesives.
The products allow greater flexibility in the choice of adhesives as the breathability is derived from the voids in the layer of adhesive rather than from the adhesive itself.
Special features include the ability to tailor the breathability (MVTR) to meet the customer’s specific requirements, by changing the ratio of adhesive coated to non-adhesive coated areas on the polyurethane film. The range of adhesive properties available also increases as breathability is no longer restricted by the adhesive design. The products are ideal for use as components in silicone dressings.
The pattern coating technology enhances Coveris Advanced Coatings’ manufacturing capability and creates the potential to explore new polyurethane structures. The ability to effectively ‘print’ any design from an array of dots to grids, or even text, opens up a wide range of possibilities for designing new dressings and medical products.
The addition of pattern coating technology emphasises Coveris Advanced Coatings’ commitment to be the global supplier of choice for wound dressing components. The combination of expertise in polyurethane films and thin foams along with printing and adhesive coating makes Coveris Advanced Coatings unique in the marketplace.
In addition to the technical benefits of pattern coating there is also a positive environmental impact as the move away from 100% coating coverage can reduce the amount of adhesive required.
Coveris Advanced Coatings’ would be delighted to discuss any opportunities where pattern coating may help you to overcome design challenges that you face.
Coveris Advanced Coatings also provides contract coating services in many markets and would be happy to discuss opportunities.