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Covestro at MD&M West 2016: Presents Baymedix® PUR Tech. for Wound Dressings

Published on 2016-02-11. Author : SpecialChem

ANAHEIM -- Covestro LLC is presenting its innovative Baymedix® polyurethane technology for modern wound dressings at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West) show, Feb. 9-11, in Anaheim, California. Foams, adhesives and films manufactured from Baymedix® materials as well as special films from the Dureflex® product portfolio enable optimal moisture management in wound dressings, critically important for improving the quality of patient care.

Fig. 1: Covestro

At the show, Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, presents its new Baymedix® FP505 prepolymer, which creates non-yellowing aliphatic foams with excellent fluid absorption and retention properties.

Modern wound dressings can be produced efficiently and sustainably from just three materials if combined appropriately. Manufacture by direct coating of adhesive-on-film or foam-on-film eliminates laminating steps and optimizes drying times, further enhancing process efficiency. This process efficiency and avoidance of solvents in manufacturing also results in more sustainable products and waste reduction. Examples of these directly casted foam/film and adhesive/film components are on display at MD&M West.

“Our Baymedix® product portfolio has generated great interest among OEMs and converters searching for differentiated products that are efficiently and sustainably manufactured,” said Chris Koppenborg, head of medical at Covestro.

The differences are particularly pronounced when it comes to moisture management. Wound dressings made from Covestro materials are breathable, exhibit a high absorption capacity and outstanding retention. In addition, the adjustable adhesive strengths of adhesives based on Baymedix® technology make “low trauma removal” – an important issue in wound care – readily achievable.

About Covestro LLC

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,700 people at the end of September 2015.

Source: Covestro

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