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Silicone Adhesives offer advantages for performance and patient comfort

The healthcare and medical industries continue to see investment in new products. The medical device industry uses both basic technology products and highly sophisticated advanced technology products. Many of these medical devices involve skin contact and medical grade adhesives. Developments in these areas necessitate the highest quality raw materials, including specialized adhesives, release substrates and release coatings.

Silicone adhesives are often the preferred adhesive for many medical applications because they deliver the appropriate adhesion with gentle removal. Throughout the device’s application, therapeutic wear and removal, the adhesive must ensure that the device stays in place and doesn’t damage the skin. Developments in silicone pressure-sensitive adhesives for geriatric, neonatal and other fragile skin care applications have enhanced patient comfort, extended wear time, and minimized the risk of damage upon removal.

Ensuring Release Liner Compatibility

When using a silicone adhesive, it is imperative to choose the right release liner. Traditional silicone coatings will not properly release from and may potentially lock up with these silicone adhesives. Additionally, higher temperatures are needed to cure these adhesives, and targeted release liner substrates are required for these processing conditions.

Fluoro release systems coated on polyester film release liner substrates are the most commonly offered and most compatible release systems available today for use with silicone adhesives. Additionally, new non-coated release films are being offered and should be considered for applicability.

Fox River Associates specializes in providing the right combination of substrate and release coating to meet your demanding medical application. Transdermal drug delivery (TDDS), medical tapes, surgical drapes, wound care, ostomy, electrodes, or biomedical devices – whatever your application, our team is ready to help. Call 1-800-647-6579 or email info@foxriverassociates.com for more information about our product offering.

Fox River Associates – Serving the Medical Release Liner Market

Fox River Associates offers a full range of release liners for the medical market including PET Film Release Liners, PP, HDPE, LDPE Film Release Liners, Glassine and SCK Paper Release Liners, PCK Paper Release Liners.  These substrates are available in 1 and 2 side coated options.

Standard Fluoro release liners offered by Fox River Associates include:

  • FRA 310 50um Clear PET S1S Fluorosilicone 2 MIL clear polyester with heat stability for direct coating or lamination with a variety of silicone adhesives. This liner offers excellent lay flat, virtually no shrinkage and has a superior die cutting surface.
  • FRA T122 60um HDPE Blue Embossed 2.4 MIL high density polyethylene embossed for laminating silicone adhesives. The unique embossing structure on this new product offering allows release as well as air egress to the adhesive before applying pressure.    The color of the film offers not only ease of identification in operating room environments but can also be tailored for product distinction.   This liner solution, coupled with one of the clear PET fluoro liners, makes it a unique product offering to the medical market.

Other non-coated options or custom release liner products can be designed by Fox River Associates upon request.

To learn more about our fluorosilicone release liners and non-coated release films for medical applications, contact Fox River Associates at info@foxriverassociates.com or call 1-800-647-6579.

Fox River Associates Offers Solutions

Fox River Associates works diligently to offer release liners that work well with all of today’s medical market needs. Stock rolls of many types are on hand and can be tailor slit to your desired width/length. We are committed to continually expanding our product offering as the market and product offerings evolve.

For more information about Fox River Associates’ full line of release liner products use the form on this page and our experienced team will contact you.

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