Carefully chosen coating solutions.
The typical uses for Impreglon UK's coatings within the medical and healthcare industry centre around wound management, drug manufacturing, testing equipment and support equipment. Wound management coating requirements are usually non-stick for the adhesive layer on the non-woven or woven body of the dressing.
Thus if the dressing is being run over a roll with the adhesive side facing the roll, then the objective is to prevent the adhesive from sticking to the roll. Impreglon UK can achieve that objective. The roll can be an idler roll, a drive roll or even a die cutting roll. Other areas within wound management include the handling and processing of the raw materials. Adhesive needs to be transferred or moulded and Impreglon UK coatings can be used to improve such transfer or moulding operations.
Colostomy bags use coatings on the heat seal tools so that the plastic components can be welded together. Impreglon UK has a wide range of heat seal coatings and expertise in handling these critical tools. Our coatings can also be found on calendaring rolls that meter out the adhesive used to stick the bag to the patient's skin. Drug manufacturers use coatings where contact between the drug and the component handling the drug is not wanted, or where there is a need to improve the flow of the drug.
Testing and support equipment come in many guises with varied coating requirements. For example, there may be a need to reduce surface tension, or reduce conductivity, or allow easy release from moulds. Coatings are available for application onto anodised Aluminium, glass, stainless steel and exotic metals. Our range of FDA compliant coatings for use in the medical and healthcare industry is extensive and unrivalled.