Wound dressing in the focus of Covestro at Compamed
Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is presenting its innovative Baymedix® polyurethane technology for modern wound dressings at the Compamed trade show November 16 to 19, 2015, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Foams, adhesives and films manufactured from Baymedix® materials as well as specialty films from the Platilon® portfolio enable optimal moisture management in wound dressings, which is important for improving the quality of patient care
Modern wound dressings can be produced efficiently and sustainably from just three components if the materials are combined appropriately. Direct coating of the film with adhesive or foam eliminates laminating steps, and optimized drying times further enhance process efficiency. Reduced waste and the avoidance of solvents in the manufacturing process also result in more sustainable products.
“Our Baymedix® product portfolio enables us to fulfill the desire of many manufacturers to generate added value through innovation and differentiation, and to thus improve their own competitiveness,” said Martin Huettner, Marketing Manager Medical at Covestro. “This is difficult to achieve with the established raw materials on the market.”
The differences are particularly pronounced when it comes to moisture management. Wound dressings made from Covestro materials are breathable, exhibit a high absorption capacity and outstanding retention. In addition, the adjustable adhesive strengths of adhesives based on Baymedix® technology make “low trauma removal” – an important issue in wound care – readily achievable.
With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Covestro 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 served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14200 people at the end of 2014.