Thermoplastic films protect many products used in the medical profession

Having provided foiling and lamination services for many years now, our business has grown into one that is well known throughout the UK. Working with the right partners is often a key aspect to success and we’ve taken this knowledge to heart. That is why we have such good relationships with film and foil manufacturers, including the people at RENOLIT.

Thermoplastic films have found their fair share of usage in a wide array of medical products since the 60s. During the 1970s, PVC became the prime choice for plasters, or band-aids as they’re known overseas, and a decade after that, using polymeric film patches with surgical draping rose in popularity.

Once the 1990s arrived, the use of medicine delivery patches, breathable films for wound care and organ bags increased exponentially. This made thermoplastic films amongst the most in demand materials in the medical profession.

Almost every type of thermoplastic can be used as films due to the fact they are flexible, soft, thin, elastomeric materials. Each of them can be creased or folded without damage, meaning they can serve an array of purposes.

When selecting films for use on medical products it is important to think about a plethora of factors. These include cost, toughness, biocompatibility, elasticity, assembly aspects and more. It is vital that the material selected satisfies all of these requirements and meets the highest standards.

Films that are most typically used in the medical sector include low and high-density polypropylenes and polyethylene of the polyolefin family. Plasticised PVC and breathable specialty films like polyester and polyurethane elastomers are also generally utilised in this area.

At Foiling Services we utilise a wide array of different RENOLIT products. They coincide with our commitment to deliver the very highest quality finish and produce items with the required properties. The fact that RENOLIT offer thermoplastic films for use in such a wide array of different industries, including medical, means we can meet a huge selection of requirements.