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Coated Medical Films Enhance Adhesion and Patient Comfort

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.

Karim Marouf

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