Hydrocolloid adhesive is medical-grade adhesive ideal for surgical applications, wound care, ostomy, and medical device attachment. Hydrocolloid is a conformable, gel-like material that provides adhesion to the skin even in problematic areas of the body. Due to the occlusive nature of wound care hydrocolloids, moisture is captured beneath the dressing to promote healing. Hydrocolloid adhesive is Non-Skin sensitizing and does not traumatize the skin upon being removed. Most hydrocolloids are waterproof allowing patients to wear the adhesive for several days and allow for normal washing and bathing. The many benefits of hydrocolloid adhesives include:
Hydrocolloid adhesives are solvent free, absorbent, and hypoallergenic. Absorption prevents skin irritation by removing dead skin cells, perspiration, and oils that would otherwise remain trapped between the skin and adhesive, preventing maceration.
Hydrocolloid sticks well to the skin and removes easily. Hydrocolloid adhesives have high shear, high tensile, and low peel properties. Amparo Medical’s extended wear formulations can attach a medical device for up to 2-weeks.
Hydrocolloid adhesive can be die cut and converted accurately to meet the tight tolerances required by today’s medical devices and products. Amparo Medical manufactures custom formulated hydrocolloids, for a wide range of applications. Amparo can design, formulate, add active ingredients, manufacture, and supply your custom hydrocolloid adhesive in master rolls for any application.
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Amparo Medical is The World Leader in custom formulated NPWT hydrocolloid.
All raw materials are sourced in the USA and Europe. All hydrocolloid manufacturing is conducted at the Amparo Medical factory in Placentia, CA, USA. Amparo Medical’s quality management system is accredited with BSI ensuring compliance to ISO 13485:2016.
Amparo Medical’s products are compliant with the EU regulations for REACH and RoHS as well as California’s regulations for PROP 65.
Our base hydrocolloid formulations are tested for biocompatibility and are compliant with ISO 10993.
Amparo Medical’s Testing Lab conducts 100% verification for all products manufactured, certifying specifications are met.