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EWMA 2015 - WACKER Presents New Silicone Adhesive Gel with Enhanced Tack for Wound Care

Munich, May 13, 2015

WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, will be showing a new high-tack silicone adhesive gel developed expressly for medical applications at the 25th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) in London, United Kingdom. Marketed under the trade name SILPURAN® 2117, it is especially well-suited for skin-friendly adhesive applications such as those found in advanced wound care. Dressings using the high purity silicone adhesive gel remain reliable and durable, yet stay soft and flexible, thus enabling atraumatic dressing changes. EWMA 2015 takes place from May 13 through May 15.

SILPURAN Wundversorgung
An example of SILPURAN® 2117 used in a typical application in an advanced wound care dressing. (photo: Wacker Chemie AG)

SILPURAN® 2117 was uniquely developed and formulated by WACKER to provide advantageous properties such as enhanced tack in direct skin applications and where hypo-allergenic skin adhesion is a crucial requirement. Dressings made using this soft silicone gel are breathable due to high vapor permeability of the silicone, protect the wound site from bacteria, are waterproof and help promote an optimized healing environment. The gentle properties of SILPURAN® 2117 silicone adhesive gel enable easy removal without causing damage or pain to the surrounding skin area.

Excellent tack makes SILPURAN® 2117 the preferred choice for direct skin adhesive wound care and prosthetic medical device applications while at the same time exhibiting the benefits associated with typical silicone properties. It is chemically inert, heat-resistant and remains flexible at temperature extremes ranging from -50 to +200 °C. Free from organic plasticizers and stabilizers, this two-part A/B component adhesive has passed selected tests for bio-compatibility according to ISO 10993 and USP (United States Pharmacopeia) Class VI.

SILPURAN® 2117 and all SILPURAN® product grades are manufactured, filled and packaged according to WACKER’s own standard for medical raw materials (WACKER CLEAN OPERATIONS) in an ISO Class 8 Clean Room environment.

Visit WACKER at EWMA 2015 at booth 7-30.

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