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Speciality Medical Grade Films and Foils

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  • About medical grade film and foil

    Our range of medical grade films and foils include a selection of hydrophilic films, bioassay compatible tapes, spacer and top tapes. Learn about these in more detail below. Utilising our range of converting capabilities, we can customise these materials into intricate die-cut pieces, sheets or roll form.

    Hydrophilic medical grade films

    Hydrophilic films provide fast and reliable spreading of liquid samples through your diagnostic device. They are available in a range of thicknesses and shapes to suit your design criteria. Applications include patient self-testing kits, laboratory test kits and lab-on-a-chip constructions. 

    Hydrophilic film characteristics include:

    • Non-leaching hydrophilic coating technology
    • Sterilisable by gamma
    • Fast and reliable fluid flow
    • Excellent aging stability
    • Dimensionally stable film
    • Low contact angle for optimal wettability
    • Proven compatibility with many enzymes
    • Transparent polyester film

     

    Bioassay compatible tapes

    Bioassay compatible tapes consist of select diagnostic acrylate adhesives and materials, including polyester, polyolefin and aluminium backings. They minimise the potential for chemical and/or optical interference, making them the ideal product for your microfluidic requirements.We offer a range of single or double sided bioassay compatible tapes, in white, silver or transparent. Applications include lab-on-a-chip constructions, test strip top tape and sealing of biological assays and microplates.

    Bioassay tape characteristics:

    • Sterilisable by EtO and gamma
    • Chemically inert
    • Heatsealable
    • Non-fluorescing and low auto-fluorescing
    • Pierceable (foils)
    • Oxygen and moisture resistant
    • Non-clouding features when exposed to moisture

     

    Double sided spacers and top tapes 

    Double sided spacers and top tapes consist of select bioassay compatible adhesives and materials, including polyester, polyolefin and aluminium backings. They minimise the potential for chemical interference, as well as aid in the manufacture and use of your device, making them the ideal product for your microfluidic requirements. We offer a range of single or double sided spacers and top tapes, in white, silver or transparent. Applications include diagnostic spacers and lateral flow test strips.

    Spacer and top tape characteristics:

    • Sterilisable by EtO and gamma
    • Chemically inert
    • Heatsealable
    • Non-fluorescing and low auto-fluorescing
    • Non-clouding features when exposed to moisture
    • Pierceable (foils)
    • Oxygen and moisture resistant
  • Search medical grade films and foils

    Browse through our range of medical grade film and foil products below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague. 

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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

  • Tape in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of our applications utilising medical grade films and foils. 

    Development and manufacture of biosensor device

    Diagnostic device component manufacture by Parafix
    Intricate and tight tolerance diagnostic device components...
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  • Customising your adhesive material

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your film or foil to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your material offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.

    • Parafix automated pick and place equipment

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Parafix slit log rolls of material to custom widths

      Slitting

      For cutting log rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Parafix die-cut adhesive tape

      Die-cutting

      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Parafix presentation design options

      Bespoke presentations

      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Computer aided design at Parafix

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Parafix guillotining capabilities

      Guillotining

      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Adhesive tape laminating at Parafix

      Laminating

      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Parafix adhesive component prototyping

      Prototyping

      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions

      R&D

      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Parafix offer rapid and tool free prototyping on their X/Y axis plotter

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • Learn more about medical grade film and foil

    To learn more about medical grade films and foils and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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