You see them almost everywhere: temporary tattoos spreading smiles at a child’s birthday party. Bandages guarding small scrapes. Sports tape protecting athletes during intense competition. With low barriers to entry and virtually limitless applications, the retail stick-to-skin market is a good choice for companies looking to expand.
The potential for retail stick-to-skin products is only limited by the imagination! Here are just a few examples of common application areas: fashion tape or artificial nails, personal care like wigs or first aid, sports tape, and traditional Chinese medicine.
When you are designing a medical device that must attach to a patient’s skin, a lot depends on your choice of adhesive system. How long will the device remain on the patient? Does it need to be conformable? What skin types or conditions will be encountered? Will the adhesive be compatible with both your materials of construction and the patient?