Medical Adhesives

Medical Adhesive Technologies

 

Selecting the proper medical adhesives  for any application must include consideration of the substrate surface characteristics and the application performance requirements.  Fralock is an industry leader in providing adhesive technologies solutions utilizing over thirty years of experience in providing solutions with Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs), hot melts, B-Stage, and some liquid adhesives as well. 

Medical Adhesives technology has made advancements over the past decades and pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have become accepted in many applications over liquid adhesives or mechanical fasteners. Fralock has been incorporating pressure sensitive adhesive technology in a variety of products and applications including printer cartridges, hard disks, computers/peripherals, medical devices and equipment, and countless others.

Pressure sensitive adhesive systems come in a variety of types and configurations.  Specialty products included low gassing silicone pressure sensitive adhesive’s, optically clear, differential, high-temperature adhesives, and adhesive coating technologies.   All of these products can be laminated and die-cut.

Challenges of skin as a substrate:

  • Skin is a living organ. It is constantly changing, which makes it a difficult surface to attach to
  • Skin needs to breathe and retain the ability to absorb & expel moisture
  • Skin is difficult to mimic for testing & evaluation of product performance.

In preparation for discussing your adhesive bonding needs consider the following questions:

Details that affect adhesion:

  • How long will a device be attached?
  • Where on the body will the device be attached?
  • What are the device characteristics?
  • Who is the targeted end user?

 

Selecting the right material combination for your application is what we do!

For additional information about us or to begin discussions on your project, click our Quote Request, or call 1-800-FRALOCK (372-5625)

medical adhesives
For additional information about us or to begin discussions on your project, click our Quote Request, or call 1-800-FRALOCK (372-5625)