MBK Provides Stick to Skin Solutions: Extended Wear Tape Products Adhere for 7+ Days
November, 2015 – Being at the forefront in the wearable market, MBK Tape Solutions has helped engineer “stick to skin” solutions for wearable devices in many different industries; anything from 3D holographic sunglasses to nicotine cessation patches, constant glucose monitoring devices (CGM) and even some operating room solutions.
Device manufacturers and medical professionals are looking for conformable adhesive tapes that can hold devices securely for long-term wear and can be removed from the skin gently, without causing skin trauma. One of the most common questions asked, is there a long term pressure sensitive adhesive solution to stick to skin for 7 plus days?
Jason Zajac, Vice President of Sales at MBK Tape Solutions says, “In a nutshell, No. There is no one product or company that makes a particular tape or flexible material that can stick to the skin for extended periods. However, we have figured out how to engineer solutions that can stick to the skin for longer than 7 days on many skin types. We do this by combining flexible materials with the skin contact pressure sensitive adhesives along with adding perforations and slits to the PSA layer to make some extremely robust tape constructions.”
MBK Tape Solutions has over 40 years of relationships and experience in the tape industry and works with medical tape manufactures to find reliable, long-term performance adhesive tape products. After testing various tape products, MBK has found several adhesive transfers, woven and non-woven tapes that meet the criteria. Knowing what combination of pressure sensitive medical-grade adhesives and flexible materials work well together, MBK designs and converts the materials to the customer’s specific needs.
“Every single application we work on in the wearable’s market is looking to do something unique. That uniqueness challenges us every single day. Combined with our experience and engineering expertise, and using different sources to find the best adhesives and quality flexible materials, MBK has gotten creative in our approach to designing stick to skin applications for long term wear,” concludes Zajac.
About MBK Tape Solutions
Established in 1971, MBK Tape Solutions custom designs and manufactures a wide range of adhesive tapes, foams, films and other flexible materials for component parts, assembly aids and end-user products for medical, electronics and almost every industry imaginable. Its full range of services includes die cutting, laminating, slitting, printing, product fulfilment and more. Utilizing the skills and expertise of an in-house staff, MBK Tape Solutions provides quality products and costeffective solutions.