P-DERM® Perforated Silicone Trilaminates
At Polymer Science, we understand the role our materials play in improving the care of people and the effectiveness of medical devices. Our P-DERM® Silicone gels are widely used for skin contact including bilaminates and trilaminates. Building on our experience, research and the needs of our manufacturers, Polymer Science also offers perforated silicone trilaminates. Finding the ideal trilaminate to suit your application requires a careful process. The team at Polymer Science helps identify the specifications that impact wear time such as adhesion and coat weight, perforation hole size and perforation pattern.
P-DERM® Perforated Silicone Trilaminates
Silicone gel offers many advantages for wound care. Generally, Polymer Science silicone gel adhesives conform to irregular surfaces and prevent contamination of wounds, while their high moisture vapor transfer rate (MVTR) allows the skin to breathe. The absorption of wound exudate in conventional silicone gel is another key benefit. Perforated silicone improves the absorption of exudate allowing unobstructed passage through the skin contact layer to an absorbent layer found within the dressing. The team at Polymer Science assists manufacturers in finding the best solution for your application including consultation, sampling and reviewing our product sheets.
Many business partners become familiar with Polymer Science perforated silicone gel materials via our product data sheets. Polymer Science understands the importance of adapting materials to suit your needs. Perforation demands accuracy in design including suiting the open area of the pattern so exudate is removed while maintaining optimal moisture levels. Perforated hole size and pattern of perforation in Polymer Science materials are carefully designed to aid in healing. The dedication of our engineers to achieving the best results impacts the performance of your medical devices and applications.
When you contact Polymer Science, we work quickly to determine the best product for you. Notably, P-DERM® products are manufactured in the USA which means even customized solutions can be designed swiftly. Our process begins as soon as you contact us. Perforated silicone trilaminates may be adjusted to high or low tack and high or low peel. For fragile skin contact and wounds, the use of perforated silicone gel adhesives with acrylics promotes healing in advanced wound care, negative pressure wound therapy and other medical devices.
Our technical product sheets include our common silicone trilaminate with various adhesives, perforation sizes, coat weights and carrier types. Contact our team for more information.
P-SHIELD® Perforated Silicone Trilaminate Gel Adhesives
Moist Wound Dressings
Silicone gel adhesives are self-adhering and impermeable to outside contaminants. Our silicone gel products allow the skin to “breathe.” When used in moist wound dressings, silicone gel adhesives help to improve scars and relieve itching and discomfort. Moist wound dressings treat many wounds, from superficial wounds and dry skin conditions to deep wounds and pressure wounds.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Polymer Science’s P-DERM® Silicone gel adhesives are used in negative pressure wound therapy. This therapeutic technique uses a vacuum pump, tubing and dressing to remove exudate and promote the growth of new tissue. NPWT treats acute wounds, burns and diabetic ulcers. We work with our clients to identify the best solution for your application.
P-DERM® Silicone gel adhesives from Polymer Science are used in many IV securement devices. Our silicone gel adhesives secure edges and conform to the skin. To improve patient outcomes, IV securement devices must hold the IV catheter in place. Silicone gel adhesives prevent needle movement while remaining gentle on the skin. Atraumatic removal and moisture management aid in patient comfort and support treatment goals.
Medical tape supports the placement of medical devices, tubing and bandages onto the skin. Polymer Science silicone gel adhesives feature excellent adhesion to anchor tape securely in place.
Bandages and Dressings
Bandages, compresses and dressings encompass products used to cover and protect wounds. Bandages and dressings may absorb, exudate, repel bacteria and help prevent infections. Silicone gel adhesives aid many medical bandages and dressing designs that require adhesion and atraumatic removal. Polymer Science P-DERM® Silicone gel adhesives are offered in Bilaminates and trilaminates, various adhesives and multiple carriers to suit the needs of manufacturers.
Ostomy Flanges & Flange Extenders
Ostomy care requires adhesive solutions that are conformable, reliable and gentle on the skin. Silicone gel adhesives are helpful in ostomy flanges and flange extenders for colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy conditions.
Incontinence Gaskets & Seals
Caring for incontinence requires comfort and dependable medical gaskets and seals. Polymer Science offers a number of products within the P-DERM® category to conform, adhere and protect the skin.
Active & Passive Wearable Devices
Wearable medical devices are widely used to treat, monitor and personalize treatments. Mobility of both active and passive wearable devices often requires easy-to-secure and remove adhesives. P-DERM® products from Polymer Science suit many applications.