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Bayer MaterialScience at Compamed 2014

New material combination for modern wound dressings

Improved efficiency in processing
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Thanks to a new combination of Baymedix® A adhesives and Platilon® films from Bayer MaterialScience, wound dressings can be easily removed from the skin without sticking to hair.

Leverkusen, November 2014 – Bayer MaterialScience is introducing a new product combination for advanced wound care and NPWT applications at the Compamed medical technology trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 12 to 14. The new product comprises adhesives and films made from polyurethane raw materials. The company is also presenting a broad range of material solutions for medical applications (Stand H30, Hall 8b).

The combination of Baymedix® A adhesives and Platilon® films for wound care enables the production of wound dressings combining the outstanding properties of both components. Thanks to adjustable adhesive strength, they can be easily removed from the skin without sticking to hair. The products are also breathable, skin-friendly, non-allergenic and formulated without solvents. They are suitable for advanced wound care and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).

“Our developments are aimed primarily at the treatment of chronic wounds,” said Martin Hüttner, marketing expert for medical applications. “The products should be well compatible, but also efficient to manufacture.” Based on polyurethane technology, design of the wound dressings is simple. Laminating steps can be eliminated from the converting process. Furthermore, the breathability of the combination products eliminates the need for the punching process often used today.

The Baymedix® product line also includes a series of raw materials for wound dressings that support the healing process and offer numerous design possibilities. These are used to manufacture such products as absorbent foams with Baymedix® FP and the waterborne polyurethanes Baymedix® FD and CD for stretchable backing films as well as for barrier films produced via the dipping process.

About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2013 sales of EUR 11.2 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2013, Bayer MaterialScience had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,300 people around the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.

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