German Bayer MaterialScience at INDEX 14
INDEX 14 (April 8 – 11, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland) exhibitor Bayer MaterialScience will showcase innovative material solutions for modern wound care and a broad range of applications from adhesives to backing films
The Baymedix® line includes a number of raw materials for wound dressings that promote healing and offer numerous possibilities for the dressing design. The products manufactured from these materials, include skin-friendly adhesives, absorbent foams and waterborne polyurethanes for stretchable and resistant backing films.
The Bymedix® FD product line for films and medical coverings is one of the company’s main focual points at the Geneva show. The backing films protect a wound from contamination and external influences. By using a transfer coating, these films can be applied to foams, nonwovens or textiles. Depending on the requirements, this process creates protective, breathable, foamed soft-touch or compact films.
For more specific demands, the company offers its special Baymedix® FP520 crosslinker and support with its formulation. This product stabilises a film against the disinfectants and other liquids typically used in hospitals.
A combination of the crosslinker with Baymedix® FD103 has proven effective in textile covers, paving the way for waterborne, environmentally compatible materials, such as for surgical clothing and bedding for people suffering from incontinence.
Many patients ask for wound dressings containing no latex or other allergens. For them, Bayer MaterialScience has developed the Baymedix® CD line of allergen-free, odourless polyurethane dispersions. These support the formulation of simple films to be applied either as seamless films by dipping, or as a roll stock film by casting.
Bayer MaterialScience registered 2013 sales of around EUR 11.2 billion and counted around 14300 people and 30 production sites globally. The company is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments it is catering to are automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, and the sports and leisure industries.