Sekisui Kasei’s Hydrogel: Characteristics of High Performance ST-Gel to Satisfy Customer Needs
ABLE is committed to providing excellent personalized converting solutions to our customers, and we aim to partner with companies that help us promote innovation. We are delighted to announce our newest industry collaboration, which will help us broaden our range of services and continue to be at the forefront of providing advanced solutions.
This is the reason why ABLE collaborates with Sekisui Kasei.
With Sekisui Kasei’s specialization in Hydrogel, we can help our customers find the best solution for them, especially since the product can be used for various applications.
In this article, we’ll be looking at the characteristics of the company’s Hydrogel, which makes its one of the best products in the industry.
What is ST-Gel?
ST-Gel is an incredibly versatile line of materials designed to satisfy the diverse needs of customers. Its various characteristics can be leveraged to create products utilized in various fields for many applications. Thanks to its three-dimensional polymer matrix, ST-Gel can securely contain many substances, including solvents, electrolytes, moisturizers, and additives. This unique feature makes ST-Gel an ideal choice for various fields and applications.
Furthermore, each product can be tailored to meet customers’ specific requirements, thanks to the ST-Gel’s customization feature.
ST-Gel Characteristics: What Makes a High-Performing Hydrogel?
Customers’ needs can be fulfilled by the diverse range of characteristics that ST-Gel possesses can fulfill customers’ needs. Each characteristic can be leveraged to create products that can be used in numerous fields and applications.
Here are some of the characteristics of Sekisui Kasei’s Hydrogel that you should know about:
This is one of the main features of ST-Gel. The unique properties of ST-Gel enable it to release moisture in dry environments and absorb moisture in humid environments. As a result, it can be engineered to prevent drying out or swelling up under normal conditions.
When applied to the skin, moisture is absorbed into the ST-Gel upon sweating. In turn, the moisture will evaporate from the surface of the ST-Gel. This allows the wearer to remain comfortable throughout the day.
ST-Gel can be customized in terms of its physical properties, such as adhesiveness and conductivity. Furthermore, it can be processed together with other materials like cloth and polyurethane foam. The company not only offers highly safe gel materials but also designs and processes the final product to provide the most appropriate ST-Gel based on the specific needs of its customers.
The conductivity of ST-Gel can be enhanced by incorporating electrolytes into the gel. Its impedance can be adjusted, ranging from low impedance for biosensors like electrocardiograms to high impedance for electrical stimulation devices like TENS and EMS.
The level of adhesiveness of ST-Gel can be tailored to specific requirements. These range from high adhesiveness, similar to bioadhesive tape, to low adhesiveness.
The reactivity during the production of ST-Gel is regulated to reduce the amount of residual monomers that can cause irritation or skin disorders. Additionally, the safety of the gel is assured as all component ingredients have been verified to be safe. ST-Gel is extensively used for various applications, including repeated-use adhesive pads for TENS and EMS, skin-attached electrodes for wearable devices for prolonged periods, and electrodes for Holter ECGs, among others.
A notable advantage of ST-Gel is that it has a lower amount of keratin adhered to it compared to standard medical tape. This makes it gentler on the skin when the tape is peeled off and treated with iodine. Take note that keratin appears white, and the medical tape has keratin attached to its entire surface.
ST-Gel by Sekisui Kasei is a hydrogel that offers a diverse range of characteristics to fulfill customers’ needs. It has moisture respirability properties that allow it to release moisture in dry environments and absorb moisture in humid environments, which prevents drying out or swelling up under normal conditions. Additionally, ST-Gel can be customized in terms of physical properties like adhesiveness and conductivity, and it can be processed together with other materials like cloth and polyurethane foam. The safety of the gel is assured as all component ingredients are verified to be safe, and the level of residual monomers is reduced by regulating reactivity during production.
ST-Gel is widely used for various applications, including adhesive pads for TENS and EMS, skin-attached electrodes for wearable devices, and electrodes for Holter ECGs. Finally, ST-Gel has less keratin adhered to it than standard medical tape, making it gentler on the skin when the tape is peeled off and treated with iodine.
ABLE has committed to offering superior custom converting solutions to its clients and is continuously seeking partnerships with innovative companies to achieve this goal. Collaborating with Sekisui Kasei enables ABLE to deliver premium solutions to clients facing distinct challenges. By leveraging the exclusive gel manufacturing technology of Sekisui Kasei, ABLE can offer a diverse range of high-quality materials and products that meet the unique demands of various industries. Together, ABLE and Sekisui Kasei are well-positioned to deliver exceptional products and services that surpass clients’ expectations.
To discover more about the exciting collaboration between ABLE and Sekisui Kasei, reach out to ABLE today and allow their team of experts to provide you with the necessary guidance and support.