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Low Trauma

Design for Low Mechanical Trauma in Wound Care Removal

Fabrico Medical is a medical converter with expertise in selecting and applying low trauma adhesives to medical applications, such as wound care dressings, surgical dressings, bandages, ostomy appliances, and other stick-to-skin applications.

Adhesion to skin is always a balancing act. When adhesion is low, the dressing or device won’t stay in place long enough for effective treatment; too high and problems are encountered on removal. It is critical to match the right materials and adhesives to the application for adequate adhesion during attachment and low mechanical trauma during removal.

Fabrico Medical works directly with OEMs and contract manufacturers to suggest the right adhesives and materials for specific applications. These could include the latest in low trauma acrylic and silicone pressure-sensitive adhesives.

Acrylics are generally suggested for medical wound care bandaging as:

  • Low trauma dressings
  • Wound care backing
  • High moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR)
  • Anti-microbial dressings using special formulations

Soft, low trauma silicones provide:

  • Secure, long-term wear for extended periods
  • Good breathability and MVTR
  • Porous, highly-permeable formulations
  • Available as hydrophilic or hydrophobic variations

Fabrico Medical provides medical OEMs and contract manufacturers with:

  • Precision die-cutting, multi-layer laminating, and slitting to tight tolerances
  • Clean room capabilities, including converting and packaging
  • Access to medical grade, low trauma adhesives
  • In-house testing capabilities

If you have a medical application that would benefit from low trauma adhesives and materials, Contact Us. A Fabrico Medical engineer will respond to your specific requirements.