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The Silbione® Difference

Skin Adhesives

Wound Care

Providing gentle adhesion, even to the most delicate skin

Designed specifically for skin contact applications, Elkem Silicones Silbione® Skin Adhesives provide gentle, non-irritating adhesion, even to the most delicate skin.

Silbione® Skin Adhesives are two-part platinum catalyzed silicone gel elastomers, manufactured in a clean environment to ensure healthcare grade levels of purity and quality. Available in a variety of tack properties and viscosities, Elkem Silicones can help you achieve the desired performance for your targeted application.

Silicones have long been recognized as biocompatible and effective materials for a variety of wound and skin care applications, including:

  • Wound dressings and bandages
  • Medical and fashion tapes
  • Transdermal patches for cosmetic and active delivery
  • Scar management

Key properties silicones offer include:

  • Soft, Gentle Adhesion for Easy, Painless and Non-Traumatic Removal – The hydrophobic nature of silicones enables gentle adhesion to dry skin. For wound care applications, this means adherence around the periphery of a wound only, without adherence to the wound itself. Elkem Silicones’ Silbione® Skin Adhesives maintain low peel force enabling easy removal without skin stripping that can cause pain and secondary trauma to newly formed tissue.
  • Repositionable – Silbione® Skin Adhesives retain adhesion properties upon removal, so they may be repositioned for several applications.
  • Reusable – Silbione® Skin Adhesives may be washed and reused.
  • Facilitates Healing – Silbione® Skin Adhesives are gas permeable, allowing the skin to breathe.

Click here to download the Soft Silicone Adhesive Gel Products Specification Card.

Elkem Silicones Silbione® Skin Adhesives are available in a broad range of tack properties and viscosities to meet your specific product and processing performance.

Typical Properties1 – Click on the product name to view the TDS
Biocompatibility
Silbione® Viscosity
[mPas]
Mix
Ratio
Penetration2
[mm/10]
Probe
Tack3
[mJ/cm2]
Working
Time
[minutes]
Cytotoxicity Skin
Irritation
Skin
Sensitization
Hemolysis Pyrogenicity
 Skin Adhesion
RT Gel 4317 A/B 3000 1:1 170B 5.2 60′
RT Gel 4717 45000 1:1 170B 9.0 30′
HS Firm Gel LV 12000 10:1 110A 0.67 180  ❑
RT Gel 4642 A/B 12000 1:1 160B 12.0 >120
 RT Gel 4645 AB 10000 1:1 210 20.0 100  ❑  ❑ ❑   ❑  ❑
Wound Care
HC2 2011 AB 3000 1:1 170B 5.2 >120
HC2 2031 AB 55000 1:1 170B 9.0 >120
HC2 2022 A/B 12000 1:1 170B 12.0 >120
-The typical properties listed above are not intended for use in preparing specifications for any particular application of Elkem Silicone materials.-The purchaser has the sole responsibility to select a particular Elkem Silicone Silbione® product and determine it’s application suitability.A-Approx [mm/10], Petrolab PNR 10 penetrometer, cone type, ASTM D217CB-Approx [mm/10], hollow cone (62.5g) DIN ISO 2137C-Approx [N/25mm], 180̊ peel using Bristol paper, 200gsmD-Approx [mJ/cm2], steel probe, 0.25mm layer Note:User has sole responsibility to determine product suitability for intended uses and applications. All testing conducted on cured skin adhesive product A+B
■ – Indicates test performed on the material; successfully passed.
❑ – Indicates test not performed on the material; however, it is substantially equivalent to another tested Elkem skin adhesive product that successfully passed.
The Silbione® Skin Adhesives Difference
Features Advantages Benefits
Biocompatibility Healthcare grade materials manufactured in a clean environment
  • Readily available biocompatibility data
  • Regulatory and biocompatibility support
  • On-staff Board Certified PhD toxicologist
  • Purity and quality
  • Peace of mind
  • Dependable quality means fewer problems
Performance Excellent transparency of mixed components
  • No yellowing
  • Improved appearance of final product, ideal for medical applications
A wide selection of probe tack values
  • Achieve the desired tack without having to adjust formulation by off-ratio mixing
  • Flexibility to achieve the highest performing product for your specific application
  • Improved productivity with ready-to-use products at desired probe tack value
  • Value-added market positioning
  • Reduced waste
Tight range of performance specifications with controlled batch production
  • Lot-to-lot consistency
  • No need to adjust processing equipment for each new lot
  • Fast and easy equipment start-up – no process re-adjustments needed with new lot
  • Reduced waste
  • Improved productivity
Processability Optimized Processing
  • Easy mixing
  • Easy and faster coating speeds
  • On-staff chemistry expertise
  • Customization available
  • Improved productivity
  • Cost savings
Broad range of viscosities available
  • Optimize your coating process and gel layer thickness
  • Increased efficiency
  • Process optimization
Tuned rheology
  • Glass-like coating for improved appearance
  • Faster self leveling
  • Ability to coat onto multiple substrates
  • Improved appearance yields value-added market positioning
  • Fewer surface defects
  • Improved productivity
  • Process optimization
Chemistry expertise vs. one-size-fits all approach
  • Customized formulations to achieve your desired performance
  • Enhanced final product performance
  • Improved productivity
  • Process optimization