Stick-to-Skin Solutions: Exploring the Benefits of Adhesive Coated Non-Wovens in Wearable Medical Devices

by | May 14, 2024

Benefits of Adhesive Coated Non-Wovens in Wearable Medical Devices

In the realm of medical technology, advancements are constantly being made to improve patient care and comfort. One such area that has garnered significant attention is the use of adhesive-coated non-wovens in stick-to-skin or wearable medical devices. DermaMed Coatings stands at the forefront of this evolution, harnessing the potential of these materials to enhance the efficacy and usability of medical devices like never before.

So, what exactly are adhesive-coated non-wovens, and why are they becoming increasingly popular in the medical field? Simply put, non-wovens are engineered fabrics made by bonding or interlocking fibers using various techniques, excluding traditional weaving or knitting methods. These fabrics are then coated with a medical-grade adhesive for the skin, creating a surface that can adhere securely to the skin without causing discomfort or irritation.

The benefits of utilizing medical adhesive-coated non-wovens in medical devices are manifold. Firstly, their breathability allows for prolonged wear without compromising skin health. Unlike traditional adhesive materials that may trap moisture and lead to skin irritation or maceration, non-wovens provide a gentle yet secure bond while allowing air and moisture to pass through, reducing the risk of complications.

Moreover, the flexibility and conformability of non-wovens make them ideal for applications where the device needs to move with the body. Whether it’s a wearable insulin patch or a continuous glucose monitor, these devices require a material that can withstand the rigors of daily activities without losing adhesion or causing discomfort to the wearer. Adhesive-coated non-wovens excel in this regard, offering a reliable bond that remains intact even during strenuous physical movement.

Another key advantage of adhesive-coated non-wovens is their hypoallergenic properties. Medical-grade adhesives used in conjunction with non-woven fabrics are specially formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions, making them safe for use on sensitive skin. This is particularly important in applications where the device will be in prolonged contact with the skin, such as wound dressings or ostomy appliances.

Furthermore, the versatility of adhesive-coated non-wovens allows for customization to suit specific application requirements. Whether it’s adjusting the thickness of the fabric for optimal breathability or adjusting the adhesive thickness or adhesive chemistry to optimize the wear time, DermaMed Coatings can tailor the material to meet the unique needs of each medical device.

In addition to their functional benefits, adhesive-coated non-wovens also offer practical advantages for manufacturers. The ease of processing and handling makes them an attractive option for mass production, while their compatibility with various printing and converting methods allows for seamless integration into existing manufacturing processes.

In conclusion, adhesive-coated non-wovens represent a significant advancement in the design and fabrication of stick-to-skin or wearable medical devices. By combining the benefits of breathability, flexibility, hypoallergenic, and customizability, these materials offer a superior alternative to traditional skin adhesive tape, enhancing patient comfort and compliance while improving overall device performance. As the demand for wearable medical devices continues to grow, DermaMed Coatings remains committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation, driving forward the future of medical adhesive technology.

Contact DermaMed today to discuss your next project requiring a medical non-woven tape. We are an ISO 13485-certified adhesive coating manufacturer specializing in the manufacture of custom adhesive products. Our team of experts are here to provide tailored solutions and support every step of the way. We look forward to collaborating with you to advance wound care and enhance patient outcomes.