Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2011

Argotec launches new TPU film-on-paper product

Argotec Inc, of Greenfield, Massachusetts, the US, introduced the ArgoMedPLUS 18411, a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) film-on-paper product on April 26.

It will allow medical adhesive coaters, converters and distributor/retailers an alternative film source with which to participate in frame-type wound dressing and surgical drape markets.


The old version ArgoMed 18411 film-on-paper product has been in the market for 10 years. After years of research, Argotec resolved the controlled-release challenge by utilizing a specially coated, 80# SCK paper, polykote one-side, silicone coated the other, in combination with ArgoMed 18411 TPU film to create ArgoMedPLUS 18411.

According to Argotec, wound dressings made with ArgoMedPLUS 18411 film-on-paper are highly conformable, exhibit excellent stretch and recovery, and have high moisture-vapor-transmission rates for outstanding breathability. Made with USP Class IV or VI certified components, this film-on-paper composite meets biocompatibility standards. It also provides a viral and blood-borne pathogen barrier.

ArgoMedPLUS’s TPU contains no processing aids or modifiers. Therefore, the surface tension of the film makes it compatible with the most commonly used medical-grade adhesive systems. It can also withstand commercial EtO and gamma sterilization processes.

Argotec stated that ArgoMedPLUS 18411 can be extruded in film thicknesses ranging from 0.8 to 1.2 mils (20 to 30 microns), in widths up to 60 inches (1.52 meters), and lengths up to 550 non-spliced yards (532 meters), depending on film thickness.


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