Welcome to the latest edition of Faces of JBC. This blog series highlights the team members who make JBC one of the country's leading die-cutting and material converting experts. Get to know the names behind the functions and the faces and stories behind the names. Today, we feature a member of Team JBC-Chicago.
Say hello to JBC-Chicago Maintenance Tech/Production Lead Brad Petruck.
Since they create a firm, soft bond to the skin, skin-contact adhesive tapes are essential for safe and dependable IV attachment and wound care applications. They adjust to the curves of the skin, permit patients to wear them for prolonged periods, and are also water-resistant, which is vital for keeping the adhesive intact in wet conditions. But what are some of the go-to medical adhesive tapes you can use for these applications?
Wearable medical devices have become increasingly popular in recent years. They're used to keep track of our health and wellness and to deliver drugs. Adhesive tapes are often used to attach these devices to the wearer, sometimes for days, even weeks.
The adhesive on these tapes is applied to a base called a carrier, and it's this carrier that can make or break the performance of many wearable medical devices...
Choosing the right adhesive tape for wearable medical devices is crucial to ensure they stay securely in place as long as you need them to. We work directly with top medical adhesive tape manufacturers so that you can be sure you're getting only the best materials for your medical devices. Let's learn more about some of these top tape manufacturers and how they can...
Hydrocolloids adhesives are rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesives. What makes them unique is that they have particles mixed in which allow the adhesive to absorb fluid. The particles, which can be pectin or other biocompatible absorbent ingredients, will absorb fluid until they become saturated and form a soft, moist gel. As a result, wound dressings made with hydrocolloid adhesives are quite conducive to moist wound healing and atraumatic removal.
There are many benefits to using die-cut hydrocolloid adhesive tapes in wound care products. In this post, we'll focus on five of them.