Within the field of advanced wound care, silicone adhesives are currently the preferred, state of the art adhesive system due to their gentle skin adhesion properties¹. Silicone adhesives possess excellent oxygen permeability 2 but poor water transmission due to their inherent hydrophobicity. Here, we present a novel glycerol silicone 3 hybrid adhesive with improved fluid handling due to the incorporation of emulsified glycerol; improved permeability through the silicone layer due to the presence of glycerol; maintained adhesion during perspiration, as a results of improved fluid handling and permeability . Additionally, the adhesive performance is proved not compromised by the incorporation of glycerol.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||2019 Science of Adhesion Conference GRC: Adhesion and Friction in Extreme Conditions and Translation to Practical Applications - Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, United States|
Duration: 21 Jul 2019 → 26 Jul 2019
|Conference||2019 Science of Adhesion Conference GRC|
|Location||Mount Holyoke College|
|Period||21/07/2019 → 26/07/2019|