by Ramona Socher

July 20, 2017

Enabling Tech: Silicones and Adhesive Solutions for Wearable Devices

Silicones and adhesives are often invisible but yet everywhere and very essential for advancement. As they must withstand extreme conditions reliability is crucial here – how this challenge can be faced will be shown by the following exhibitors at our upcoming WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco on July 25-26.

Bluestar Silicones offers a full range of silicones for medical, textile coatings, and electronic applications, including LSRs, HCRs, RTVs, skin adhesives, gels and fluids. Their materials are designed to meet the biocompatibility, quality, and lot-to-lot consistency needs of the market.

Although they often occur to be invisible, adhesives are essential for many every day activities. DELO is a leading manufacturer of industrial adhesives and supplies customized special adhesives and associated technology for high-tech industries such as automotive, aviation, optoelectronics, and electronics. DELO’s customers include Bosch, Daimler, Infineon, Osram, Siemens and Sony.

Henkel has partnered with some of the world’s top innovative companies to enable the development and enhance the reliability of next-generation wearable devices. A broad portfolio of materials including structural bonding adhesives, circuit board protection materials, temperature stable solder, conductive adhesives and inks.

As globally operating bonding engineers, Lohmann Precision Die Cutting LLC provides innovative long wear and low trauma adhesive solutions for enhanced wearables performance. Soft-Stick™ low trauma adhesive improves comfort for patients with fragile skin. The company specializes in converting pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, films, foams, membranes, and custom laminates for the medical device, diagnostic, skin contact, and laboratory markets.

PolyOne Distribution offers more than 4,000 grades of resins, including PolyOne’s engineered polymer formulations, and a comprehensive set of support services. From product development and manufacturing support to on-time delivery and supply chain optimization, PolyOne Distribution is focused on helping their customers succeed no matter where they are in the product development process.

Silicones are often invisible, too, but they are used all around the world and are ideally suited for the increasing needs of wearable medical devices. Desired features include biocompatibility, non-cytoxic & non-irritating, easy to process with excellent permeability for improved comfort. WACKER is a globally operating chemical company with over 3,000 different silicones in its portfolio, focused on the market and close to customers.

Don´t miss the chance to meet those companies at WTUS17 next week! You can still register.