How to Choose the Correct Adhesive for your Wearable Device

Choosing the right adhesive for your wearable device can be a bit trickier than once thought. Through innovation and development of medical grade adhesive tapes, there are quite a few options that will help your device “stick” to the skin, but is it the correct adhesive for your application? Product developments have helped support the growth of the medical device industry to offer different characteristics such as short versus long term wear, atraumatic removal from the skin to avoid MARSI (Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury) and many more.

Working with a supplier that understands your needs and the materials will save you a lot of time in the research and development phase of your application. Polymer Science, Inc. has a dedicated team of engineers and technical staff that works quickly to provide you solutions, allowing your project to expeditiously move from conception to production. Along with our state-of-the-art equipment, we provide the capabilities to develop a quality product consistent with your application requirements.

We have put together some of the challenges and key questions to consider when designing a wearable device! To learn more, download our “”How to Choose the Correct Adhesive for your Wearable Device” today!

Click here to download  “How to Choose the Correct Adhesive for your Wearable Device”.

Contact us today for more information or a sample of any of our skin-contact adhesives!


Hydrogel Adhesives: Where Can Polymer Science, Inc. Help?

P-DERM® Hydrogel adhesives consist of a hydrophilic polymer matrix with a moderate to high water content which helps regulate fluid exchange from a wounds surface. 100% of our hydrogels are manufactured in the USA and display good adhesion and cooling properties.

We are committed to working closely with you during the design phase of your product. We offer a variety of coating techniques and configurations. We have the ability to load additives into our hydrogel, as well as many other customization options such as:

  • Additive Loading
    • Cosmeceuticals
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Antimicrobials
    • Width
  • Thickness
  • Adhesion Levels
  • Construction Configurations

Contact us today for a sample or more information on Polymer Science, Inc.’s Hydrogel Adhesives!

Click here to download a copy of our updated Hydrogel Brochure!

 


You’re Invited! thermalLIVE 2018 Webinar: Thermal Gap Fillers: How Much is too Much?

You’re invited to attend a 30 minute webinar presented by Polymer Science, Inc.’s very own Eric Dumont on Thermal Gap Fillers during thermalLIVE 2018!

Eric’s background includes developing cooling/ventilation systems for telecommunication equipment and engineering PCBA level sub-assemblies while working as a thermal engineer at Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada.

Eric also managed the mechanical development and thermal engineering of indoor and outdoor equipment for companies such as Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel during his time at Flextronics in Shanghai, China.

He is currently working with product designers in the San Francisco Bay Area supporting them with their material selection challenges.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Polymer Science, Inc. offers a complete line of Silicone Elastomer products!

Polymer Science, Inc. offers a complete line of silicone elastomer (silicone rubber) products for uses ranging from the medical and electronics industries to the automotive and aerospace industries. Silicone elastomers are very versatile and can be manipulated for a variety of different applications.

We offer a broad range of customizable capabilities in the silicone elastomers market. Our elastomers offer characteristics such as being hypoallergenic, waterproofing and dust proofing capabilities, as well as, having an optically clear solution when color is an issue.

Click here to download our Silicone Elastomer Brochure!

For more information or to request a sample, contact us today!


Thermal Management in the LED Lighting Industry

The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting options available. Polymer Science, Inc. offers a complete line of P-THERM® Thermal Interface Materials that are designed to efficiently and effectively aid in the conduction of heat to meet the growing thermal management requirements of today’s smallest electronic designs.

Polymer Science, Inc. offers a multitude of thermal gap fillers, as well as, dielectric pads for all of your LED lighting needs.  We are able to supply P-THERM® Gap Filler Pad materials on rolls, providing maximum material yield with silicone & non-silicone options available. Our P-THERM® ECIs offer good dielectric and thermally conductive properties without the worry of flow from wax-based products or mess associated with thermal grease.  The natural tack of the materials mitigate movement during assembly.

Click here to download our LED Lighting Technology brochure!

Contact us today for more information or to request a sample!


Polymer Science, Inc. releases P-DERM® Acrylics and PSAs!

P-DERM® Medical Grade Acrylic Adhesives have a proven compatibility with skin. They also exhibit strong initial tack to porous and non-porous materials and can be laminated to many surfaces including films and foams. P-DERM® Acrylic adhesives can also be combined with P-DERM® Silicone Gel adhesives to create dynamic skin-contact trilaminate materials.

Our adhesives can be coated in thicknesses ranging from 0.02 – 0.08mm. These adhesives offer high initial tack which is great in quick bond-requiring converting processes.

Click here to download our P-DERM® Acrylic Adhesives brochure!

Contact us today for more information or to request a sample. 


Polymer Science, Inc. offers a multitude of thermal gap fillers and dielectric pads for all of your Electric-Vehicle Battery needs.

An electric-vehicle battery (EVB) or traction battery is a battery used to power the propulsion of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).  These batteries can be used in forklifts, electric golf carts, electric industrial machinery, electric motorcycles, and full-size electric vehicles.  Whether you are building an EV, HEV or a PHEV we offer solutions to all of your needs.

Polymer Science, Inc. offers a multitude of thermal gap fillers, as well as, dielectric pads for all of your Electric-Vehicle Battery needs.  We are able to supply P-THERM® Gap Filler Pad materials on rolls, providing maximum material yield with silicone & non-silicone options available. Our P-THERM® ECIs offer good dielectric and thermally conductive properties without the worry of flow from wax-based products or mess associated with thermal grease.  The natural tack of the materials mitigate movement during assembly.

Click here to download our EV Battery brochure!

Contact us today for more information or to request a sample.  


Infotainment Systems and how we can help!

In-car entertainment (ICE) or in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), is a collection of programs that provide the user with audio and/or video entertainment. IVI is becoming more common in newer vehicle models as the transportation manufacturers and electronics and software developers compete to come up with infotainment systems that are more user friendly.

Polymer Science, Inc. offers a multitude of thermal gap fillers, as well as, dielectric pads for all of your in-vehicle communication, entertainment and

information needs.  We are able to supply P-THERM® Gap Filler Pad materials on rolls, providing maximum material yield with silicone & non-silicone options available. Our P-THERM® ECIs offer good dielectric and thermally conductive properties without the worry of flow from wax-based products or mess associated with thermal grease.  The natural tack of the materials mitigate movement during assembly.

 

Applications:

– Automobiles
– Aircrafts
– Cruise Ships
– Personal Seacrafts
– High Speed Trains
– Buses
– Motorcycles

 

 

Click here to download our Infotainment Brochure!

Contact us today for more information or to request a sample!


How to Choose the Best Adhesive for your Medical Device

There are many different adhesive options that will provide long and short term wear. Determining which adhesive will fit your application is where we come in. We offer numerous solutions for you skin contact applications. Contact us today for more information or to request a sample!

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P-DERM® and Continuous Glucose Monitoring… How We Can Help!

A Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM) will monitor blood sugar (glucose) levels continuously in real-time throughout the day and night.  A tiny electrode called a glucose sensor is inserted under the skin to measure the glucose levels in the tissue fluid. It is connected to a transmitter that can send the information wirelessly to a monitoring device. This makes it easy to determine whether or not the glucose levels are too high or too low.

Polymer Science worked with the leading CGM makers and developed silicone gels for CGM device fixation. Working with development engineers and combining newest silicone formulations with our coating expertise on fabric backings, we developed skin contact silicone adhesives with the following characteristics:

– Wear time above 14 days with constant adhesion profile
– Hypoallergenic
– Waterproof for the more active users
– Atraumatic removal
– Resistant to bacterial growth

Click here to download our CGM brochure today! 

Contact us today to request a sample or for more information!