Double-Coated Film suits medical device assembly.

Press Release Summary:

Type TM9720 consists of 0.5 mil clear polyester film carrier, semi-bleached kraft release liner, and hypoallergenic medical-grade adhesive. Product is suited for medical devices where skin contact is possible such as surgical drapes, diagnostic sensors, and dental dams.

Original Press Release:

MACtac® Technical Products: TM9720

Double-coated film designed for possible skin contact in medical device assembly

Stow, Ohio - July 2004 - Many medical products, including transdermal systems and medical devices, rely on pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) that can be used effectively on skin. However in some applications, medical device equipment isn't intended to touch the skin - but does.

MACtac® Technical Products' TM9720 is found in medical devices where skin contact is possible, such as surgical drapes, various diagnostic sensors and dental dams. A double-coated polyester film with a hypoallergenic medical grade adhesive, TM9720 provides medical device designers, component suppliers and manufacturers with a solution to assemble composites based on a wide variety of base materials including plastic film and sheet, thin-gauge foils and metals, and woven and non-woven fabrics and foams.

TM9720's construction consists of:
o MP-597, MACtac's skin-friendly adhesive that has been used in the manufacture of demanding, long-wear medical devices for more than 20 years
o 70# densified, semi-bleached kraft release liner
o 0.5 mil clear polyester film carrier

Component quality is of the utmost importance when it comes to medical products. MACtac hypoallergenic adhesive systems are based on decades of research and testing. The adhesives have passed cytotoxicity (CT) studies, primary skin irritation (PSI) studies and repeat insult patch tests (RIPT). MACtac PSAs are manufactured in compliance with ISO 10993 guidelines for skin contacting devices and are ISO-compliant for the research, development and manufacture of medical products.

For more details please contact MACtac Technical Products by calling 800.328.2619, faxing 330.688.1153 or e-mailing

MACtac, a leading supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials, offers solutions for a wide range of industries including printing, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, photographic, assembly engineering, medical and communications. MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Company, Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, MACtac is a global company with manufacturing and distribution facilities in several countries. For more information, please visit

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