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Components Offer Good Breathability, Adhesion, and Cushioning

Originally Published MPMN October 2001

Components Offer Good Breathability, Adhesion, and Cushioning

The Inspire line of medical components from Rexam Engineered Films provides good control characteristics for wound-care applications.

Rexam Engineered Films (South Hadley, MA;, a manufacturer of materials and components, has developed the Inspire medical components product line. It includes a standard range of polyurethane films, foams, adhesives, hydrogels, and composites that offer a variety of performance characteristics geared to supporting and enhancing modern moist wound healing.

Polyurethane chemistry is employed with many other materials to create the desired wound-dressing characteristics. The line features more than 20 products that are designed to deliver control characteristics including good moisture vapor transmission rates, a range of adhesion properties, good coefficient-of-friction properties, and high impressive wear profiles conformability. The company is currently researching new technologies to develop products for new wound dressings.

"With our current and planned range of Inspire products, we are capable of supplying high-performance materials with virtually no concern for order volume," says medical marketing manager Peter S. Walker. "At the same time, we can control manufacturing costs and keep order-to-delivery times down."

Katherine Sweeny

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