The consumer healthcare industry is vast. Products and services can range from first aid medical supplies to cosmetics. For manufacturers and suppliers within the consumer healthcare industry, there is often a need for high-quality skin contact adhesives and materials. To promote the safety, fit and function of the final product, manufacturers should consider the best materials to use early in the development and design stages.
Polymer Science is a leader in adhesives, tapes and coatings for skin contact. Our P-DERM® products include silicone gel adhesives, hydrogel adhesives, non-adhesive films and tapes and medical grade adhesives. We provide complete consultation into the best consumer healthcare adhesives to suit specific applications.
When manufacturers contact our team about retail consumer applications, our experience and insights are exceptional. P-DERM® medical materials are engineered and designed for the most complex applications. Our medical adhesive research is highly beneficial to consumer healthcare manufacturers.
The advanced materials designed for extreme applications like advanced trauma care and negative wound therapy adapt to everyday consumer healthcare. Polymer-based adhesives and films help maintain skin integrity, promote healing, prevent infection and secure safely to skin. P-DERM® products include:
- Silicone Gel Adhesives – Used in many medical applications including medical tapes, bandages and dressings, silicone gel adhesives provide consumer healthcare manufacturers with a reliable adhesive with pain-free removal.
- Hydrogel Adhesives – Popular in bandages, blister prevention, burn care and scar therapy, hydrogel adhesives soothe wounds and provide pain relief.
- Non-Adhesive Films – Provide a waterproof barrier on the skin and allow the skin to function normally. Non-adhesive films first designed for burns and surgical dressings are now used in cosmetics and first aid.
- Tapes & Medical Grade Adhesives – Polymer Science offers a wide range of tapes and medical grade adhesives that are highly beneficial for consumer health care. Transfer adhesives, single coated film tapes and foam tapes, as well as double coated film tapes, and foam tapes can be used to secure bandages, dressings, devices, cosmetics and more.
Polymer Science has numerous liners including a range of films and siliconized paper. Carriers include films, foams and fabrics. Construction types include single coated, double coated, trilaminate and multi-laminate. Coat weights range as well as the coating techniques. The specific adhesive and design for consumer health care products can be customized both to benefit the final form and function of the product and the manufacturing process.
Working With Polymer Science
Generally, consumer healthcare describes over-the-counter drugs, dressings, bandages and other therapeutic products. Manufacturers need reliable and knowledgeable suppliers for these products. Direct-to-consumer products must be effective, versatile and reliable. Polymer Science provides an extensive catalog designed for medical applications.
For skin contact products, manufacturers can trust Polymer Science. The combination of our existing products and the ability to innovate with custom solutions help manufacturers throughout the consumer healthcare industry.