Release Film targets medical applications.
November 23, 2005 -
Polyester-based ClearsilŪ Series includes cleanroom-coated, optically clear, contaminant- and scratch-free release films that provide consistent release, as well as optimum transfer or release of adhesive's qualities. Color film substrate for identification can be supplied in form of deep-dyed release film. Models UV5A, UV10, UV12, UV30, UV50, and UV100 are UV-cured, while S10 fluorosilicone liner is used with silicone-based pressure sensitive adhesives.
Release Film targets medical applications.
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CPFilms Announces Specialty Release Films For Medical Applications
Fieldale, Va., November 09, 2005 - CPFilms, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision-coated films for electronics, medical, high-technology, industrial, commercial and solar control applications, offers polyester based release liners that are especially well suited for medical applications. They include UV5A, UV10, UV12, UV30, UV50 and UV100 UV-cured, and S10 fluorosilicone release, the latter for use with silicone based pressure sensitive adhesives and other materials.
Each of these liners is included in a Drug Master File (DMF) filing to the US Food & Drug Administration, submitted late in 2004. According to Doug Goldstein, new business development manager for CPFilms, the DMF filing is important for CPFilms and other companies that wish to supply medical products manufacturers with release films that meet stringent health and safety standards. "This DMF filing enables us to provide confidential information to the FDA, which can then review the liner's acceptability for use as a component in coated medical substrates. Once approved, this is information that the FDA can report to prospective users of our products," he said. This reduces the product development cycle for potential manufacturers desiring to test these release films.
Meanwhile, while awaiting review, toxicity testing was performed by an independent laboratory and all the liners included in the FDA submission clearly passed.
Among the medical applications cited by Goldstein that often require the use of release films are transdermal drug delivery systems, disposable diagnostic test materials, wound closure materials, adhesive bandages and medical tapes, among others.
CPFilms' Clearsil(R) product line includes cleanroom coated, optically clear, contaminant- and scratch-free release films that deliver aesthetic characteristics and consistent release, as well as optimum transfer or release of the adhesive's qualities needed to satisfy exacting performance specifications. In some cases, a colored film substrate may be needed for identification, which CPFilms can supply in the form of a deep-dyed release film that maintains similar performance characteristics to optically clear films.
The manufacture of Clearsil(R) release films is carried out at CPFilms' manufacturing facilities in Fieldale, Virginia. Manufacturing is performed in four basic steps: mix making, application, curing, and slitting and packaging. CPFilms' plant and pilot plant manufacturing operations and product quality control procedures are detailed in the company's Standard Procedure Manual, and are predicated on the requirements of the company's ISO-9001 system.
For more information on CPFilms' Drug Master File submission to the Food & Drug Administration covering Clearsil(R) release films, contact Doug Goldstein at (276) 627-3533, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPFilms, Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of precision coated films. Its production capabilities include a full range of film technologies including coating and laminating, release coating, deep dyeing, sputter coating and aluminum metallizing. With production facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, CPFilms supports a worldwide clientele consisting of Fortune 1000 companies and other leading OEM manufacturers. CPFilms is a division of Solutia Inc. For more information, please visit www.cpfilms.com.
Solutia (http://www.Solutia.com) uses world-class skills in applied chemistry to create value-added solutions for customers, whose products improve the lives of consumers every day. Solutia is a world leader in performance films for laminated safety glass and after-market applications; process development and scale-up services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals; specialties such as water treatment chemicals, heat transfer fluids and aviation hydraulic fluid and an integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and fibers. Solutia... Solutions for a Better Life.