The Benefits of Polyethylene Film Tape

by | Apr 3, 2023

Skin-safe adhesives provide a range of uses, making them accessible to everyone from medical professionals to everyday consumers. With the convenience and effectiveness of skin adhesive tapes driving its growing demand, these versatile materials have become indispensable in many areas. DermaMed develops innovative skin contact adhesive products for the medical, consumer, and specialty industrial markets. As a custom contract coater and consulting resource, we partner with you from early in the process. We work as an extension of your team to produce high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions for the most complex needs.

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Polyethylene Film Has Many Benefits

Polyethylene films are essential medical adhesive products used in various custom applications. The following are some of its most important benefits:

  • Lightweight
  • Provides a water-tight seal
  • Pain-free removal
  • Minimal risk of tearing of your skin
  • Minimal skin irritation
  • Easy to tear by hand

Polyethylene films offer high levels of flexibility and conformability while providing incredible durability and chemical resistance. When compared to other materials it adheres extremely well to wet surfaces such as sweat and it is extremely durable.

DermaMed’s polyethylene film tapes can be utilized for fluid resistance or for attaching devices to the body. We offer both standard single-coated and double-coated polyethylene film tapes as well as custom solutions with a range of substrate thicknesses and finishes, bond strengths, release times, and adhesive formulations. At DermaMed, we can manufacture specialty polyethylene film tapes to suit your specific needs. When off-the-shelf works for your application, DermaMed is your answer. When the application requires a more unique, custom approach, DermaMed’s team of chemists and technical experts is your solution.

Medical Applications for Polyethylene Films

  • Wearable patches
  • Surgical drape construction
  • Surgical incise film
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)
  • Bilateral tear tape strips
  • OTC finger bandages

Polyethylene film tapes provide superior adhesive bonding and a protective barrier in a variety of gauges and finishes that can be customized for sensitive medical applications. To learn more about our specific product or to get a copy of the product guide, contact us today!