Hydrocolloid and hydrogel

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  • About hydrocolloid tape

    Hydrocolloid adhesive has complex polymeric structures with the combined properties of adhesion and absorbency, making them ideal for stick to skin applications. Hydrocolloid tape creates an ideal environment for wound healing by sealing out dirt and germs as well as stimulating the healing process. Hydrocolloid adhesives are available as single coated, non-woven single coated and transfer tape constructions.

    Hydrocolloid adhesive characteristics:

    • Breathable
    • Highly conformable
    • Highly absorbent
    • Gentle to intact skin
    • High user comfort
    • Long-term wear

    Our hydrocolloid applications include:

    • Professional wound care
    • Ostomy and fixation of medical devices
    • Blister dressings
  • Search hydrocolloid tapes

    Browse hydrocolloid tapes 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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    • D/S or S/S
    • Breathable
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    • Fluid resist backing
    • Hypoallergenic
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    • Sterilisation method

    • MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs)

    • Max width (cm)

    • Max length (m)

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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.

    Title Stock status Adhesive Breathable Carrier Colour Conformability D/S or S/S Fluid resist backing Hypoallergenic Manufacturer / SOS Max length (m) Max width (cm) MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs) Sterilisation method Thickness (mm)
    Vancive™ MED 2191H Vancive™ MED 2191H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None Transparent No data Double sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 350 Gamma 1
    Vancive™ MED 2195H Vancive™ MED 2195H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None Transparent No data Double sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 450 Gamma 0.51
    Vancive™ MED 5083H Vancive™ MED 5083H 3 Hydrocolloid No data PE Transparent No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 1900 Gamma 1.03
    Vancive™ MED 5580H Vancive™ MED 5580H 3 Hydrocolloid No data PU Transparent No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 400 Gamma 0.57
    Vancive™ MED 5581H Vancive™ MED 5581H 3 Hydrocolloid No data PU Transparent No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 350 Gamma 1.06
    Vancive™ MED 5583H Vancive™ MED 5583H 3 Hydrocolloid No data PU Transparent No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 500 Gamma 0.37
    Vancive™ MED 5584H Vancive™ MED 5584H 3 Hydrocolloid No data PU Transparent No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 750 Gamma 0.72
    Vancive™ MED 5588H Vancive™ MED 5588H 3 Hydrocolloid No data PU Transparent No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 600 Gamma 0.57
    3M™ 9943J 3M™ 9943J 3 Hydrocolloid Yes PU Pale gold High Single sided Yes Yes 3M™ 137 26 20 Gamma 0.5
    Vancive™ MED 21010H Vancive™ MED 21010H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None No data No data Double sided No No data Vancive™ 365 152.4 5860 Gamma 0.6
    Vancive™ MED 21009H Vancive™ MED 21009H 2 Hydrocolloid No data None No data Very high Double sided No No data Vancive™ 365 152.4 16850 Gamma 0.3
    3M™ 9943 3M™ 9943 3 Hydrocolloid Yes PU Pale gold High Single sided Yes Yes 3M™ 68 23.5 20 Gamma 0.5
    Vancive™ MED 2159H Vancive™ MED 2159H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None Transparent Very high Double sided No data No data Vancive™ 152.4 50 Gamma 1.2
    3M™ 9944 3M™ 9944 3 Hydrocolloid Yes PU / hydrocolloid Medium tone Medium Single sided Yes Yes 3M™ 137 23.5 105 Gamma 0.7
    Vancive™ MED 2196H Vancive™ MED 2196H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None Transparent Very high Double sided No data No data Vancive™ 152.4 50 Gamma 2.4
    3M™ 9945J 3M™ 9945J 3 Hydrocolloid Yes PE / hydrocolloid Medium tone Medium Single sided Yes Yes 3M™ 55 24.8 No data Gamma 0.75
    Vancive™ MED 5791H Vancive™ MED 5791H 2 Acrylic No data PET non-woven Tan No data Single sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 6000 Gamma 1.3
    Vancive™ MED 2171H Vancive™ MED 2171H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None Transparent No data Double sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 600 Gamma 0.3
    Vancive™ MED 2190H Vancive™ MED 2190H 3 Hydrocolloid No data None Transparent No data Double sided No data Yes Vancive™ No data No data 550 Gamma 0.51
  • Hydrocolloid tape case studies

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of our applications utilising hydrocolloid adhesive. Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.


  • Customising your hydrocolloid tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your hydrocolloid tape 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.


  • Learn more about hydrocolloid tape

    To learn more about hydrocolloid adhesive tape and its uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.


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