Skin Care & Wound Management
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, and scar management.
Designed specifically for skin contact applications, Silbione® Skin Adhesives (SSAs) provide gentle, non-irritating adhesion, even to the most delicate skin.
Silbione® Silicone 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.
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.
Elkem Silicones offers a one-component Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) that is ideal for adhering colostomy and ileostomy devices, tracheostomy tubing, surgical dressings, pads and patches to the body.