Medical textiles are important helpers in healthcare and fulfil a variety of essential functions. For instance, pressure-relieving mattress toppers help prevent bedsores, and surgical gowns are a hygienic and breathable work clothing. Other daily used items are surgical drapes manufactured from nonwovens which are laminated with special foils. Adhesives used in membrane laminating have to promote the liquid absorbing function of the material compound. Another major factor in this regard is the application method. Thermoplastic and reactive hot melts for instance are applied in a diamond pattern which allows the material to absorb liquids into the spaces between the adhesive.
Reactive PUR hot melts are particularly suitable for laminating membranes in the manufacture of incontinence underpads. Underpads generally consist of a compound of cotton textile with membranes. In this application, PUR hot melts impress with high washing resistance at high temperatures as well as sterilisability.
The products listed only represent a limited selection of the available product portfolio. Product availability might differ by region. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and support you finding the best adhesive for your particular application.
Note: The information on this page is based on test results from our laboratories as well as on experience gained in the field, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. Due to the wide range of different applications, substrates, and processing methods beyond our control, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the information provided by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials under everyday conditions, testing for suitability at normal processing conditions, and appropriate fit-for-purpose testing are absolutely necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.