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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    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.

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  • 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.


    • Die-cutting
      Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Part tolerances
      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • 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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    • Five tips for designing converted components
      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components are optimally designed:Tip 1 – Avoid square corners or sharp angle corners most tooling suppliers either form flat…

    • Parafix FDA registration
      Parafix FDA registration

      Due to the continued growth of our Healthcare market, Parafix are pleased to announce that we are now FDA Registered.FDA stands for the Food and Drug Administration and is an agency within the U.S.…

    • Parafix invest in healthcare market
      Parafix invest in healthcare market

      At Parafix we have continued to see steady growth in demand from one of our key markets – healthcare. As a result, we have continually invested in our capabilities and employee numbers to ensure we…

    • 3M medical market solutions
      3M medical market solutions

      Tapes, fasteners and films to improve the design and production of durable and disposable devices.

    • 3M medical OEM product guide
      3M medical OEM product guide

      3M's range of medical grade double sided tapes, transfer tapes, single coated plastic and foam tapes, non-woven and woven medical tapes, diagnostic tapes and films and speciality medical components. 

    • Vancive BeneHold absorbent wound dressing portfolio
      Vancive BeneHold absorbent wound dressing portfolio

      The Vancive BeneHold portfolio of absorbent sterile dressings is indicated for management of lightly to moderately exuding chronic and acute wounds. The dressings support moist wound healing and feature a self-adherent wound contact layer with a low friction polyurethane top film.

    • Vancive Benehold thin absorbent skin adhesive
      Vancive Benehold thin absorbent skin adhesive

      A new class of skin adhesive technology, TASA, provides the moisture management characteristics of a hydrocolloid in the format of a thin, conformable film.

    • Vancive product comparison chart by application
      Vancive product comparison chart by application

      Compare the constructions of Vancive's range of medical products, by application, in this product comparison chart. 

    • Automated assembly capabilities
      Automated assembly capabilities

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated equipment.  

      Learn more about AccuPlace solutions here

    • Medical tape converting capabilities
      Medical tape converting capabilities

      Learn about our medical tape converting activities for supplying the healthcare market.

      Browse medical grade materials here and learn more about...