Adhesives Research (AR) is an independent developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, specialty films, coatings, laminates, release liners and drug delivery technologies. Our technologies enable advancements in the medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, industrial and splicing markets.
The world's leading medical device manufacturers turn to Adhesives Research to develop innovative technologies to enhance their products. Through partnership and collaboration our customers have direct access to our scientists and process engineers. From prototype to final commercial production, our team-based approach enables us - and our customers - to become leaders in our fields. Through our expertise and capabilities in formulating, materials, cutting-edge manufacturing and customisation, we offer an extensive range of manufacturing capabilities.
The platform of skin-friendly adhesives from Adhesives Research is designed for the specialised needs of advanced medical and drug delivery devices. Whether your application requires a gentle removing adhesive for delicate skin, or a product capable of bonding a weighted device for extended wear, we have a reliable solution.
Available in a range of chemistries and constructions, we can design our skin-friendly formulations to deliver the desired wear times and performance required of each application. We also offer flexibility to coat our PSAs onto a wide range of substrates.
SoftWear™ adhesives: SoftWear skin adhesives remove gently to enhance patient comfort and minimise the risk of damage to skin upon removal. The family of SoftWear pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) is available in non-silicone and silicone formulations. These adhesives release cleanly from hair and skin with virtually painless removal to deliver secure, intimate skin contact for wound care and body-worn device applications. The sustained adhesion achieved with SoftWear adhesives allows for repositioning without compromise to dressing security.
Long-term wear adhesives: Skin-friendly, long-term wear (LTW) adhesive technologies are formulated to promote healing or deliver therapies in applications requiring wear times up to seven days. This adhesive is well-suited for extended wear times in dressings intended for difficult-to-adhere wound sites or skin-bonded devices.
Weight-bearing adhesives: Body-worn drug delivery and patient monitoring devices present unique challenges for securing a weighted device to skin. Our weight-bearing adhesives support immediate device attachment to skin and secure adhesion for wear durations up to 7+ days.
Electrically conductive adhesives: Formulated for transmitting current through layers of a device, forming electrical interconnections and bonding electrical components. Skin-friendly formulations are available.
Low-surface energy adhesives: Designed for permanent bonds to low-surface energy materials commonly used in medical and drug delivery devices. These adhesives may be used for device attachment in combination with a skin-friendly adhesive on the opposite side.
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