Unleashing the Potential of Pattern Printed Adhesive Capabilities for Medical Devices

by | May 29, 2024

In the realm of medical devices, the importance of reliable, high-performance adhesives cannot be overstated. DermaMed Coatings has pioneered advancements in adhesive technology, particularly with its pattern printed adhesive capabilities. Pattern printed adhesives involve applying adhesive in specific patterns rather than as a continuous layer. This technique offers several distinct advantages. These innovations offer significant benefits for pressure-sensitive tapes used in medical device applications, ensuring both functionality and patient comfort.

Precision and Customization:

One of the standout advantages of pattern printed adhesives is the ability to precisely control adhesive application. This precision is crucial in medical devices where exact placement can enhance both performance and comfort. For example, pattern printing allows for adhesive to be applied in specific areas, avoiding regions where flexibility and breathability are needed. This customization is particularly beneficial in devices like wearable sensors, continuous glucose monitors, and electrodes, which require secure adhesion without compromising skin integrity. This technology is also compatible with a wide range of substrates, including various films, foams, and non-wovens used in the manufacture of skin adhesive tape.

Enhanced Breathability:

Medical devices often need to remain in contact with the skin for extended periods. Pattern printed adhesives facilitate breathability by creating gaps in the adhesive layer, allowing air and moisture to pass through. This increased breathability helps to reduce the risk of skin maceration and irritation, which is vital for maintaining patient comfort during prolonged use. The strategic placement of adhesive also helps in managing moisture and sweat, critical for devices worn during physical activity or in warm environments.

Optimized Performance:

By controlling the pattern of adhesive application, DermaMed Coatings can optimize the performance of medical tapes for specific applications. For instance, pattern printing can enhance the adhesive properties in areas where stronger adhesion is needed while reducing adhesive coverage in other areas to allow for greater flexibility and movement. This is particularly useful in wound dressings or IV dressings, where a balance between secure adhesion and patient mobility is required.

Versatility in Applications:

The versatility offered by pattern printed adhesives extends across a wide range of medical device applications. From securing wearable medical devices to providing durable and breathable wound care solutions, the ability to customize adhesive patterns ensures that each product meets the specific demands of its application. This adaptability not only enhances the functionality of the devices but also extends their usability across different medical scenarios.

Improved Patient Outcomes:

The benefits of pattern printed adhesives translate into improved patient outcomes. By providing secure yet comfortable adhesion, these advanced adhesives minimize skin damage and discomfort, encouraging patient compliance with medical devices. Whether it is a long-term wearable sensor or a daily-use medical dressing, the enhanced performance and comfort provided by pattern printed adhesives make a significant difference in patient care.


DermaMed Coatings’ pattern-printed adhesive capabilities represent a significant advancement in the field of medical adhesives. Through precision application, enhanced breathability, optimized performance, and versatility, these adhesives provide unparalleled benefits for pressure-sensitive tapes used in medical device applications. As the demand for more sophisticated and patient-friendly medical devices continues to grow, DermaMed’s innovative skin safe adhesive solutions are poised to play a crucial role in shaping the future of healthcare technology.

By focusing on patient needs and leveraging innovative adhesive technology, DermaMed Coatings continues to lead the way in delivering high-performance, custom adhesive products for the medical industry. Contact us to learn how our pattern printed adhesive technology could improve the performance of your next stick to skin wearable device.

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