Wednesday - May 4, 2016

Covestro at the EWMA 2016 Congress

Unique concept for modern wound dressings

Improved moisture management combined with efficient and sustainable production
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Sascha Plug, a Covestro expert for wound care, examines a modern wound dressing. Foams, adhesives and films manufactured on the basis of Baymedix® polyurethane technology, enable optimal moisture management in wound dressings.

Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is presenting its innovative Baymedix® polyurethane (PU) technology for modern wound dressings at the EWMA Congress from May 11 to 13, 2016, in Bremen, Germany. Foams, adhesives and films manufactured from these materials as well as specialty films from the Platilon® product portfolio enable optimal moisture management in wound dressings, which is essential for improving the quality of patient care.

Modern wound dressings can be produced efficiently and sustainably from just three components if the Baymedix® and Platilon® materials are combined appropriately. The direct application of the adhesive or foam to the film eliminates laminating steps. Wound dressings based on the Covestro PU technology are also well suited for advanced negative pressure wound therapy.

“Our Baymedix® product portfolio enables us to fulfill the desire of many manufacturers to generate added value through innovation and differentiation, and to thus improve their own competitiveness,” says Martin Huettner, Marketing Manager Medical at Covestro. “This is difficult to achieve with the established raw materials on the market.”

The differences are particularly pronounced when it comes to moisture management. Wound dressings made from Covestro materials are air-permeable, exhibit a high absorption capacity and outstanding retention. In addition, the adjustable adhesive strengths of adhesives based on Baymedix® technology make “low trauma removal” – an important issue in wound care – readily achievable.

About Covestro:
With 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and the sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites around the globe and as of the end of the first quarter 2016 employed approximately 15,700 people (full-time equivalents).

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