Permali Gloucester Limited's Tuftane TPU film range is used for a wide range of medical device applications in professional and consumer healthcare markets.
Tuftane TPU film grades can offer favourable evaluations in terms of biocompatibility for medical device applications.
Tuftane TPU films grades can offer excellent resistance to the growth of fungi and bacteria, and can be combined with advanced additive technology to resist the growth of microbials such as MRSA (S. Aureus) and E coli.
Tuftane TPU films can be sterilised by either gamma irradiation or ethylene oxide.
The range of films includes clear, translucent, opaque, and colour matched or tinted to meet individual preferences.
Tuftane TPU films help provide effective prevention and management of pressure ulcers by providing a product that is both easy to fabricate, while being durable and comfortable. Low permeability to air and water, excellent fatigue and puncture resistance , and resistant to hydrolysis and the growth of microbials are all important functions of the film in this application.
Tuftane TPU films often combined with medically approved adhesives provide excellent barriers against fluid ingress and infection – soft to touch and highly elastic, thin gauge Tuftane polyether based TPU films conform comfortably with the shape of the body. Tuftane polyether based TPU films also perform well when biologically evaluated for skin contact medical device applications.
Tuftane TPU films can be welded using HF and Ultrasonic techniques for fabricating sealed bladders. Properties utilised in these and other similar applications include good elasticity, low permeability, high strength and puncture resistance, fungus resistance.
Wipe-clean duvets, sheets, and pillows used in the healthcare sector utilise Tuftane TPU films, often laminated by heat or adhesive to supporting foams and fabrics. In this application Tuftane TPU offers useful properties such as flame retardancy, vapour permeable, contamination resistant and non-allergenic. Tuftane TPU films can also be supplied with MRSA resistance for this application.