Pattern coated adhesives enable manufacture of variable moisture vapor transmission rate medical grade components

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Author: Peter Morris
Date: Apr. 2013
From: Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology(Vol. 26, Issue 4)
Publisher: Frost & Sullivan
Document Type: Article
Length: 508 words
Lexile Measure: 1210L

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Pattern coatings are gaining demand. From their application in medical industry to their application in automotive and electronic devices, pattern coatings help in improving functionalities of the applications. Pattern coatings are a type of coating in which an adhesive is applied in alternating bands of adhesive and non-adhesive. This coating method is gaining popularity as it allows use of less amount of adhesive on the substrate surface without compromising on adhesion properties. Pattern coatings are have medical applications such as in breathable medical components.

In this regard, Exopack Advanced Coatings has recently launched a range of breathable polyurethane films that are pattern coated with skin-friendly pressure sensitive adhesives. Breathability is directly related to the MVTR (moisture vapor transmission rate). The pattern coating technology developed by Exopack derives...

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