With a wealth of technical knowledge and a broad portfolio of thermoplastic polyurethane films and polyurethane-based adhesives and foams, we’re helping healthcare device OEMs break new ground.
Our polyurethane materials can help create injection-molded or extruded pieces for soft touch, low friction components that are skin- and user-friendly, such as smart watch bands. Polyurethane technology also allows formulators to create skin-friendly adhesives and breathable, thermoformable foams to embed and protect sensors from body movement and impact while maintaining comfort.
Thin profile healthcare wearables printed with conductive inks are made possible using polyurethane films. These materials can act as barriers to protect sensors from water, yet are breathable for comfort and can be stretched for fabric lamination or skin attachment.
New technologies mean new possibilities for healthcare wearables. To meet these needs, we recently introduced new grades of Platilon® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films, which are suitable for use as an “e-textile” with embedded electronics for medical wearables. Advantages of these new film grades include:
- Excellent conductive ink printability
- A low melting layer enables lamination on the textile with low damage to the conductive material
- High stretch ability
- Availability of a biocompatible, medical grade