This is an update to our original article.
Lumina Adhesives is a leader in light switchable adhesive technology. When the Sweden based innovator required a trusted partner to manufacture a trial batch of adhesive for an exciting new product, it chose Itac.
The patented adhesive is applied to a polyurethane film to create medical plasters, which behave like ordinary sticking plasters in respect to adhesion, water resistance and ageing. Crucially, however, due to its special formulation and a light-catalysed crosslinking process, the new adhesive transforms from sticky to non-sticky when the dressing is exposed to UV-A light. This unique feature makes the adhesive film particularly suitable for anyone with sensitive or damaged skin, and potentially the first choice for others who simply prefer pain-free plaster removal.
Lumina needed a manufacturing partner with the flexibility to make low volume quantities of the material within controlled conditions, which were protected from light. Itac was able to provide the right environment, plant and facilities, plus a team with a high understanding of industrial coating processes to ensure the finished formulation could be successfully applied in standard coating conditions.
Itac undertook the project, creating the required product, with the coated film now ready for stability and full dermal and medical testing.