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COVID-19: Bostik rallies around its partners who need adhesives solutions to improve Personal Protec

 2020-05-20       8

In the face of this exceptional health and economic crisis that is calling upon the energy and the spirit of solidarity of each and every one of us, several of our products are being used directly in the fight against the COVID-19, and our teams are making every effort to meet the surge in demand.  


Hospitals around the world are facing a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes gloves, medical masks, respirators, goggles, face shields, gowns, and aprons considering the current pandemic. All these are crucial in protecting essential workers.  


In this unprecedented context, we remain mobilized and available to help our partners by providing quality solutions to support the production of medical supplies for the healthcare sector. 


Protective Clothing/Suit 


When talking about protective clothing, most people will focus on the material used and whether it complies with international safety standards. However, two crucial factors that are often overlooked are the seams and laminating solution for protective clothing. These are especially important to protect medical personnel. 


Bostik’s seam tapes are specially designed to cover the most exposed sections of the garment, giving users a peace of mind when working on the ground. In addition, our non-porous laminates offer additional flexibility beyond other bonding techniques while ensuring optimal protection against liquid. 


RFID adhesive for tracking of medical equipment 


Interestingly, surgeons can use up to 250 different tools in one a surgical procedure. It is common practice for each tool to be manually counted before and after the surgery to ensure accountability.  The installation of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in each of the tools can remarkably enhance this process.  Critical equipment can be easily tracked, ensuring that the correct sets are available for each surgical procedure within seconds instead of hours. 


A type of adhesives typically used for RFID labelling is pressure sensitive adhesives. 


Bostik’s pressure sensitive adhesives are made to perform under stringent criteria and offer anti-corrosive properties, making them ideal for meeting the needs of RFID labelling. 


At Bostik, we are committed to providing the best quality of adhesives for manufacturers and end-users. You can rely on our experts to help you assess your needs and go further. Contact IAAsia.marcom@bostik.com today.


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