Stick to Skin Adhesives
Every single application we work on in the stick to skin market is looking to do something unique. That uniqueness challenges The Tape Lab with every single project we work on.
About Stick to Skin Adhesives
There are many factors to consider when designing a stick to skin device. One of the important factors to consider is the balance between the strength of the skin contact side of the device used to hold the device on the skin while avoiding excessive skin irritation and discomfort to the patient when eventually removing the device. A lot of factors go into a gentle removal of the device for both short and long-term wear on the skin. Every person’s skin is different and reacts differently in different environments.
Some important attributes to consider when designing a stick to skin wearable device include:
- Age (neo-natal to geriatric)
- Breathability MVTR (moisture vapor transfer rate)
- Conformability (is the tape going around a forearm or on your abdomen)
- Gentle or aggressive adhesion and removability
- Hydrophilic or hydrophobic
- Moisture and water resistance
- Printable liners (is brand important)
- Release liner characteristics
- Repeat use
- Skin type and tape color
- Sterilization requirements
- Wear duration < 24 hours to 14+ days
Stick to Skin Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
The Tape Lab typically will find a double coated tape that is sticky on both sides when adhering fabric to the skin. The Tape Lab will be able to find a solution when we understand the conditions in which the fabric is applied to the skin.