Silicone-Free Wound Care Adhesives do not damage fragile skin.

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DuploMED Soft-Stick™ Series enables manufacturers to create wound care products that can be applied, repositioned, and removed without causing patient pain or risk damaging their fragile skin. Featuring gamma-sterilization stable, gel-like PSAs, this series is permeable to water vapor, painless, and residue-free. Properties enable dressings can be contoured to wound and sealed around edges.

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Lohmann Launches DuploMED Soft-Stick(TM) Series

Breakthrough silicone-free wound care adhesives engineered for patients with fragile skin

ORANGE, Va. -- Lohmann Corporation announces the launch of its newest custom adhesive solution--the DuploMED Soft-Stick(TM) Series--specifically designed for manufacturers of wound care products.

"Patient comfort and safety are primary considerations when wound dressings are being changed," says Steven DeJong, President of Lohmann Corporation. "Soft-Stick advances the capability of manufacturers to create wound care products that can be applied, repositioned, and removed without pain or the risk of damaging fragile skin."

The Soft-Stick Series features gamma-sterilization stable, gel-like PSAs with all the advantages of traditional silicone adhesives for pain-free, easy-off adhesion--important for patients with fragile skin. Soft-Stick is permeable to water vapor, painless, and residue-free. Dressings can be contoured to the wound and sealed around the edges.

"Our customers are targeting a lower cost, gel-like alternative to silicone adhesives that still has all their advantages," says Austin Short, Business Development Manager. "In an environment where quality patient care is challenged by rising costs, superior performance has to be achieved, and a lower price point is a win-win for patients and clinicians."

Reliable, skin-compatible adhesive systems are indispensable to advanced wound care. When Lohmann conducted research with wound care clinicians, they rated Soft-Stick highly for comfort, pain-free removal, and repositioning. "Caregivers applauded the performance of our Soft-Stick series," says Short.  "And manufacturers value the cost savings."

Lohmann's bonding engineers have developed a range of custom adhesive solutions, slit rolls of double-sided tapes, and precision die cuts in response to specific customer needs. "The development of Soft-Stick demonstrates the effectiveness of our collaborative approach to product innovation," says DeJong. "Our customers told us what they wanted, and we found a solution."

Soft-Stick was a featured product innovation at SAWC Spring 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Lohmann Corporation

Lohmann, a wholly-owned division of Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, customizes adhesive solutions customized to specific applications. For medical applications, Lohmann low trauma and long-wear adhesive solutions are biocompatible, non-cytotoxic, tolerant to gamma and ETO sterilization, and customizable to a variety of applications for chronic and advanced wound care, including negative pressure wound therapy.

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