Solutions: Medical Films

Single-source medical solutions provider for your medical application design requirements

Strong, soft and stretchy thermoplastic polyurethane is the material of choice in the medical industry. Together with our sister company DelStar Technologies, Inc., both members of the Advanced Materials & Structures group in SWM, our comprehensive portfolio includes thermoplastic polyurethane films, nets, nonwovens, and laminate composites. Argotec's medical grade films are used for liquid and viral barriers, wound dressings, transdermal components, and waterproof-breathable medical textiles. DelStar offers thermoplastic nets, nonwovens, and laminate composites solutions for applications ranging from blood filtration to advanced surgical wound care.

Recognized for consistency and reliability, Argotec's medical grade films provide design flexibility for medical product designers, manufacturers, laminators and adhesive coaters who look to us for material solutions to meet the stringent performance requirements in the medical industry.

The physical structure and puncture resistance of the films allow them to act as both liquid and viral barriers, shielding patients and staff from potentially harmful blood-borne pathogens. Important for use in hospitals, no plasticizers are used to mitigate or cause allergic reactions and the films can withstand autoclave sterilization temperatures. The materials inherent softness, breathability, and conformability allow them to stretch and recover for patient comfort.

ArgoMedPLUS® a revolutionary film-on-paper with controlled release for the medical wound care marketplace set an industry benchmark. This versatile film meets target peel values to provide the proper peel release properties to allow kiss-cutting the windows from the frame. A viable, cost-effective film-on-paper option for medical supply retailers, distributors, tape converters and adhesive coaters to choose for the manufacture of high-performance surgical drapes and wound care frame dressings.

Benefits

  • Reduced net cost – ease of fabrication, cost-efficient adhesion and slitting 
  • Design flexibility – carrier options for ease of handling very thin films, or as a component of final application
  • Longer life – no plasticizers to migrate, remain soft and flexible over time, extended shelf life

Market Success

Framed for performance

Argotec developed ArgoMedPLUS a revolutionary film-on-paper with controlled release for the medical wound care marketplace. This versatile film meets target peel values to provide the proper peel release properties to allow kiss-cutting the windows from the frame. A viable, cost-effective film-on-paper option for medical supply retailers, distributors, tape converters and adhesive coaters to choose for the manufacture of high performance surgical drapes and wound care frame dressings.