Hydrocolloid Adhesive System
Though hydrocolloids have been in use as a medical adhesive in wound care products for more than 20 years, today’s technologies are finding more and more uses. A hydrocolloid dressing is opaque, non-breathable and adheres to the skin; however, an over-wrap may be required.
The active surface of the dressing is coated with a cross-linked adhesive mass containing a dispersion of rubber-based adhesive, gelatin, pectin, and carboxyl-methylcellulose together with other polymers and additives, forming a flexible wafer. The gel which is formed as a result of the absorption of wound exudate is not subject to phase break-down. Phase breakdown can occur in some hydrocolloids and the mass loses integrity and can appear as a wound infection.
Hydrocolloid dressings used in advanced wound care supplies can be die-cut to your specifications in various shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. We can also provide adhesives, foams, and liners necessary to meet unique wound care product application requirements.
Island placement of hydrocolloids with moisture vapor permeable films, foams, non-wovens, and release liners
Custom pouching and secondary packaging of hydrocolloid dressings for sterilization
Wound exudate control
IV and catheter placement and secondary dressings
Acute and chronic wound care
For further medical device manufacturing information contact us directly. You can request a quote online or Call us at 1-800-FRALOCK (372-5625)