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Latest innovations in medical bonding highlighted at FAST Exhibition

Monday, September 17, 2018

Drawing on almost 100 years of experience, the Lohmann team has developed new products for use in two key areas of application for adhesive tapes within the medical sector – those which are employed for direct body contact and those which are used in the assembly of medical devices and equipment.

Lohmann’s Bonding Engineers have recently introduced a new range of adhesive tapes under the DuploMED brand name, and as an example the company cites its DuploMED SUR 62400. This is a surgical incise film which offers users a stable and humidity protected liner combined with high breathability and good bonding to skin.

To accompany the new adhesive tapes developed for surgical applications, Lohmann has also released details of further products under its DuploMED brand. These are stated to offer adhesive solutions and die-cut parts that provide a number of key benefits to users including long term skin wear of up to 14 days, together with high flexibility for comfort. Moreover they are breathable, offer good water-resistance and are also printable.

 

Lohmann claims that DuploMED has rapidly become a ‘go-to’ brand for affixing skin mounted wearable sensors and monitoring equipment thanks to its long wear time. The company points out that it can also polymerise and formulate special adhesive tapes for a given market sector or for customers requiring tailored solutions.

Adhesive tapes for use with sterilisation pouches are also available within the DuploMED 64200 series. Designed specifically for use on sterilisation pouches, Lohmann have brought to market a range that can be used with confidence whether the sterilisation process involves Gamma irradiation, the use of ethylene oxide, steam or dry heat. The tape is said to offer excellent heat stability, has a long service life and is available in both 15mm and 19mm widths.

Mel Fox, Medical Segment Sales Manager at Lohmann UK says: “Lohmann’s DuploMED range of products has been developed especially for the medical market. The result of this focus is a portfolio of adhesive tape solutions for a wide variety of medical applications. With additional Lohmann products also available for manufacturers of high-tech medical devices and equipment, we have a tailored bonding solution for most applications and our team will be available at The FAST Exhibition at Duxford to assist with specific application advice”.