Advanced Wound Care Adhesives with New Functional Properties

Valeria Chiaula, Piotr Mazurek, Anders Christian Nielsen, Jens Tornøe, Anne Ladegaard Skov

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Broadly, for wounds to heal, a moist, clean and warm environment is required. A moist wound bed easily promotes growth factors and many cell types including epithelial cells to migrate, facilitating wound edge contraction. Thus, appropriate dressings play a significant role to create and maintain such environment. [1] Silicone adhesives are silicone elastomers which are not fully crosslinked but remain close to the gelation threshold (i.e. with a low crosslinking degree). [2, 3] Within the field of advanced wound care, silicone adhesives are currently the preferred, state-of-the-art adhesive system due to its gentle skin adhesion properties. However, due to their hydrophobic nature, current silicone adhesives for wound care face challenges when it comes to moisture handling. Here, we propose a novel, skin-friendly, industrially relevant glycerol-silicone hybrid adhesive with improved moisture handling due to the incorporation of emulsified glycerol (Figure 1). Various parameters will be taken into account in order to develop a relevant adhesive, in particular glycerol content, glycerol domain size and adhesive thickness to allow for a controlled moisture absorption.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th European Silicon Days - Saarbrucken, Germany
Duration: 9 Sept 201812 Sept 2018


Conference9th European Silicon Days


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