Silicone gel coating for the healthcare sector

Here at Raleigh Coatings, we understand that when it comes to the healthcare sector, it’s imperative that our productions always meet the high standards required by our clients.

That’s why we aim for flexibility and an adaptable approach when it comes to silicone gel coating for the healthcare sector.

Our approach is always to work in partnership with you and your objectives to produce a specialist bespoke development of your own personalised construction.

Flexibility and support every step of the way

Following careful discussions and analysis of your specifications, the process takes place through our experienced technical team who will use either a bi-laminate or tri-laminate formation as the starting point.

Throughout all stages of the process, from development to completion, our technical team will always be on hand to offer advice and guidance; communicating our progress and making necessary adaptations to meet your needs.

During the process, many of our clients are reassured to know that any element of the construction can be altered to suit the end application of the project, reducing costly issues and saving time during the final phase.

Within the process, the following variables will require consideration and will be inspected by expert technicians:

  • Gel type
  • Supplier of gel
  • Levels of tack of gel
  • Gel coat weight

Of course, Raleigh Coatings understands that each subtle difference in the construction of your wound dressing alters the characteristics of the final product; from the ease of peel of the release liner, to the length of time the dressing will adhere to the skin.

So with our astute attention to detail and by using our in-depth knowledge of the processes and outcomes of coating with silicone gel, we will ensure that even the slightest of changes are factored into use and resulting outcomes. This is done in order to achieve the desired final results as agreed by your specifications.

Further to our precision in development of specialist gel coatings, we also offer class 7 clean room coating facilities that guarantee your end product meets the stringent industry standards of ISO 14644.

Which elements in the construction of your wound dressing can we alter?

To meet the needs of your final wound dressing requirements, the following elements can be adjusted by Raleigh Coatings technicians;

PU (Polyurethane) Films

The thickness, flexibility and type of PU films can each be fine tuned to suit your specific needs, resulting in a variety of end results including transparency, strength or breathable compositions. {Check for accuracy/examples.

Release Liners

To achieve different release characteristics, the type and surface texture of the release liner (which is in contact with the gel) can be varied making them suitable for a range of end applications.

Acrylic Types

Acrylic adhesives are used in tri-laminate constructions to bond to either the absorbent pad or to bond to the other substrates within the wound dressing construction.

Acrylics can be flood coated (where the whole substrate is coated), or stripe coated (where there is a stripe void of adhesive/pattern) to suit.

When working with us to create your own bespoke product, it is useful to give consideration to certain areas such as; the coat weight required to achieve the targeted adhesion levels; considerations into the medical compatibility of the adhesive; the ideal substrate for the acrylic to bond to and levels of tack and the peel performance required. We are, of course, able to help and offer advice with all of these decisions.

Raleigh Coatings are here to help you every step of the way in creating your own personalised construction, by working exactly to your necessary requirements and standards.

For further information on our silicone gel coating capabilities please visit our page on Specialist Medical Adhesive Coaters.

To contact our team please call 01785 850 357 or email our Business Development Manager, Julian Watkins.