Pittsburgh, June 7, 2018 — As the healthcare industry advances, the materials used by OEMs need to keep up the pace. Covestro LLC can help meet this demand with its wide range of thermoplastic polyurethane films and polyurethane-based adhesives and foams designed to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s medical device and healthcare manufacturers.
During Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, June 12-14, in New York City, Covestro will highlight its materials portfolio and expertise at booth #720. Covestro will feature Baymedix® materials for adhesives, absorbent foams and waterborne coatings; and Dureflex® and Platilon® breathable films.
Of particular interest is the North American debut of Baymedix® FD103 aqueous polyurethane dispersion. It allows for rapid fluid transport without swelling, making it ideal for wound care. Its thermoformability (via heat and pressure) allows design flexibility for wearables and dressings. Electronic circuits can be embedded into the material, streamlining manufacturing. By utilizing Baymedix® FD103 dispersion along with its low-trauma polyurethane adhesives and breathable films, Covestro is able to offer a complete solution for wound care and healthcare wearables.
In addition to Baymedix® FD103 dispersion, Covestro will highlight a number of other polyurethane materials in its healthcare portfolio. These include:
- Baymedix® textile coatings – These waterborne textile coatings are water proof and offer excellent mechanical properties, good haptics and enhanced stability toward disinfectants. They can be used in surgical wear, hospital bed linens, medical furniture and other medial textile coating applications, as well as for non-latex cohesive compression therapy and secondary fixation bandages.
- Dureflex® and Platilon® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) ¬films – These versatile materials are used in medical wearables, such as patches to house diagnostic-related devices and wound dressings. They are durable, flexible and abrasion resistant. OEMs can work with Covestro to customize the materials’ properties.
- Special Dureflex® and Platilon® TPU films – Designed for high value, functional wound dressings, these materials offer a number of advantages including watertight, water vapor permeable properties and a dirt and microbe barrier. Also, these films do not irritate skin and contain no softeners or solvents. These unique characteristics enable the design of new tailor-made wound dressings that support wound healing.
MD&M East attendees are invited to visit the Covestro booth (#720) to learn more about the company’s materials technologies for healthcare 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 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 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, electrical and electronics and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,200 people at the end of 2017.
Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412 413 5843
Baymedix®, Dureflex® and Platilon® are registered trademarks of the Covestro Group.
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