Polyurethane Films

Polyurethane Films

The inspire® brand of polyurethane films have been specifically developed for professional wound care products.

inspire® polyurethane films have a long history of use as the outer layer of wound dressings and are used successfully in IV dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, foam dressings and a number of high performance plasters in the OTC (over-the-counter) sector. Polyurethane films have been designed to give exceptional performance characteristics for the end user and efficient converting performance for the wound dressing manufacturer.

The polyurethane films are available on either a paper or film carrier (backing). The standard inspire® range of polyurethane films is available in thicknesses from 15µm to 60µm and a range of colours.

Product Features & Benefits

  • Low coefficient of friction to prevent the dressing being removed by rubbing against clothing or bed sheets.
  • Excellent flexibility and conformability which ensure good adhesion to the skin.
  • Excellent breathability (MVTR) which prevents a build up of perspiration or wound exudate between the dressing and the skin. Accumulation of moisture can cause maceration around the wound or cause the dressing to detach.
  • The films provide a barrier to stop ingress of bacteria into the wound and reduces the risk of infection.

Each of the above features contribute to wound dressings that exhibit extended wear time and a better clinical outcome.

Adhesive Options

A number of the inspire® polyurethane films are available as adhesive coated products. Several pressure sensitive adhesive versions are available from the inspire® range and offer the potential to create wound dressings with different adhesive strengths and with a range of breathability (MVTR).

Additional Services

In addition to the standard range of inspire® polyurethane films Coveris Advanced Coatings offers:-

  • in house printing to create product branding opportunities
  • pattern coated adhesives
  • Anti-bacterial additives

Coveris Advanced Coatings also offers Coating Services. This allows customers with their own formulations and designs to have films manufactured without the need for investment in expensive capital equipment.

Please note that the product guide provides an overview of the currently available products. If you have requirements that are not met by the products listed please contact us as we may manufacture the product you are searching for, as a standard product.

Technical Data:

inspire product guide 2015



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