Leverkusen, Germany -- Bayer has unveiled an innovation that combines its Baymedix FP foam and Platilon film for the production of wound dressings.
The new product combination is comprised of breathable films and foams made from polyurethane raw materials, which offers new opportunities for product performance and processing efficiency, the firm said.
According to Bayer: “The strong bond of the foam material to the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film makes the additional adhesive lamination steps used in other processes obsolete.
“The Baymedix product line also includes a series of raw materials for medical films. In addition to wound care and medical wearables, these raw materials can be used in laminates, scope covers and barrier contraceptives,” said the company's press release.
Platilon and Dureflex TPU films offer durability, abrasion resistance and flexibility, according to Bayer.
Both TPU films are used in wound dressings, helping to protect wounds while allowing a bandage to breathe, and assisting with accelerating the healing process. In wound dressing applications and also in surgical drapes, the films conform to the patient's body shape, the press release added.