Coated Medical Films Enhance Adhesion and Patient Comfort
|Tyco Models FF 400 and FF 401 are highly breathable, flexible microporous films.|
In response to industry demand for a product that provides better adhesion to skin and greater patient comfort, Tyco Adhesives (Norwood, MA; www.tycoadhesives.com) has developed a line of adhesive-coated medical films. The Models FF 400 and FF 401 are highly breathable, flexible microporous films. FF 400 is designed for sensitive skin, using Tyco's gentlest hypoallergenic pressure-sensitive adhesive, while FF 401 employs a nonsensitizing medical-grade adhesive specifically formulated for long wear.
Both products are available in flesh and transparent colors and offer a variety of skin-contact applications, including wound care, first-aid tape, finger bandages, electrodes, pulse oximeter sensors, transdermal patches, and other device-mounting applications. FF 400 and FF 401 are available in custom widths and lengths, and can be easily die-cut into various shapes and sizes.
In addition to FF 400 and FF 401, Tyco has also introduced its new FM 300 moisture-resistant adhesive for high-stress and long-wear applications. FM 300 is constructed of polyethylene foam for greater patient comfort. The specially formulated moisture-resistant medical-grade adhesive is resistant to both perspiration-borne moisture and external sources of water. Currently available on 1/8-, 1/16-, or 1/32-in.-thick foam, the adhesive can also be used with a wide range of carriers for virtually any application.