P-DERM® Silicone Trilaminate Gel Adhesive
Generally, P-DERM® Silicone gel trilaminate constructions are suited for medical device applications. Polymer Science has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help manufacturers find the ideal formulation for silicone gel adhesives. Choosing the best trilaminate for your application considers a number of specifications including adhesive formulation and carrier.
P-DERM® Silicone Trilaminates
Many manufacturers begin the process by viewing Polymer Science’s product data sheets but quickly discover the construction of our trilaminates can be adapted to suit your needs. Silicone trilaminates consist of a silicone gel skin contact layer coated to a film carrier and then having a pressure sensitive adhesive coated to the opposite side of the film to provide a base layer to anchor other components such as a wearable monitor, wound pad or other functional layer required in the finished medical device. The team at Polymer Science is committed to achieving the best results for your products and the medical applications you serve. From consultation to sampling, our process helps quickly identify the best solution and reduces the cost associated with searching for the best silicone gel and adhesives. Notably, P-DERM® products are manufactured in the USA so even customized solutions can be delivered without costly time delays.
Polymer Science silicone trilaminates provide many benefits for a wide range of applications throughout the medical industry. Among these benefits, silicone gel conforms to uneven surfaces and resists bacteria, making this material ideally suited for skin contact. Within wound care, both our non-perforated and perforated silicone trilaminates are efficient solutions. We offer variations that provide excellent instantaneous tack, atraumatic removal from skin and the ability to be repositioned. For long-term wear, silicone gel has excellent converting properties.
Adhesive formulations of silicone trilaminates may be adjusted to high/low tack and high/low peel. This quality is particularly helpful when used on fragile skin of elderly patients or newborns. The use of soft silicone gel adhesive with acrylics helps secure devices including ostomy devices, diagnostic testing devices, advanced wound care and other medical devices. Our team understands finding the proper silicone trilaminate and adhesive impacts the effectiveness of manufacturers’ devices. Polymer Science offers technical data sheets for manufacturers to review, and we provide consultation, customized solutions and solutions when you contact our team.
Our technical product sheets include our common silicone trilaminate with various adhesives, perforation sizes, grams per square meter and carrier types. Contact our team for more information.
P-SHIELD® 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 discomfort upon repositioning or removal. 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 (NPWT). 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 aide in patient comfort and support treatment goals.
Medical tape supports the placement of medical devices, tubing and bandages onto the skin. Polymer Science’s 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 and repel bacteria and help prevent infections. Silicone gel adhesives aid many medical bandages and dressing designs that require adhesion and atraumatic removal. Polymer Science’s P-DERM® Silicone gel adhesives are offered in 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.