The right dose for health care applications

Covestro materials & process technologies meet the needs of medical OEMs

Pittsburgh, June 12, 2017 — Medical OEMs place stringent demands on the materials they use to meet the rigorous requirements of the medical device and health care markets. OEMs depend on polyurethane raw materials from Covestro LLC for medical applications ranging from advanced wound dressings and health care wearables to medical mattresses and prosthetic devices.

Covestro will showcase its medical materials portfolio at the East Coast’s largest medical technology event – Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, June 13-15, in New York City. Material solutions highlighted include Baymedix® materials to create absorbent foams and skin contact adhesives, and Dureflex® and Platilon® breathable films.

In booth #845, Covestro will present new and existing Baymedix® raw materials for sustainable, waterborne textile coatings that provide good haptics and enhanced stability to disinfectants.

Textile coatings for health care environments are an area of focus for Covestro with Baymedix® product offerings appropriate for surgical wear, hospital bed linens, medical furniture coatings, as well as medical bandages. As part of this program, the company will introduce a waterborne coating to create non-latex cohesive bandages used in compression therapy and secondary fixation.

“Using a versatile yet sustainable coating technology has been a goal for the medical textiles market. Covestro is leading the way with its waterborne polyurethane dispersions to offer textiles customized properties,” explains Chris Koppenborg, head of medical, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro AG. Visitors to the booth can experience first-hand Covestro’s versatile polyurethane materials that can be used for a variety of medical applications. Polyurethane materials can be used to create breathable low-trauma adhesives, highly absorbent foams and tailored films ideal for use in advanced wound care products where they support effective moisture management and help to improve patient comfort and healing.

Baymedix® raw materials from Covestro are an outstanding foundation for the creation of polyurethane foam, films and adhesives for medical applications. The customizable polyurethane products offer a robust property profile lending durability, flexibility and breathability to end-use applications.

In addition to its Baymedix® raw materials, Covestro will also highlight its thermoplastic polyurethane films used by medical OEMs for health care applications. Platilon® and Dureflex® films possess a desirable balance of durability, abrasion resistance and flexibility. Furthermore, OEMs can work with Covestro to customize the materials’ properties. Platilon® and Dureflex® films can be used for medical wearables, such as patches used to house diagnostic-related devices, and wound dressings. Thanks to the materials’ high breathability, wound dressings can protect the wound while the breathability helps to advance the healing process and enhance patient comfort.

MD&M East attendees are invited to visit Covestro’s booth (#845) to learn more about Covestro’s material technologies for medical applications.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.

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Baymedix®, Platilon® and Dureflex® are registered trademarks of Covestro.

Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412 413 5843

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