Advanced Seals and Gaskets Ltd produces a wealth of products suitable for the Medical Industry from its vast range of open and closed cell foams and sponges. We offer a number of medical-grade materials which are converted into products for use within the healthcare industry for a number of applications such as cushioning, fluid management, sealing medical devices and as components in PPE (face masks, shields and visors). Choosing the right material will depend upon the application it will be used for, for example, closed-cell materials such as some varieties of Plastazote and Polyethylene are more commonly used for medical packaging or gap filling in a number of medical devices and components. Open-cell foams such as Polyurethane (polyether, polyester & reticulated foams) are also frequently used in a wide range of medical applications.
Our medical foams and sponges are available in a range of colours, densities and thicknesses which can be converted to products including sheets, rolls, pads, strips, gaskets and washers tailored to meet the clients exact requirements with or without self-adhesive backing.
Self-adhesive Medical Sponge and Foam
ASG can supply its Medical Grade materials and products with self-adhesive backing, laminated to one or multiple faces. The purpose of the adhesive is to hold the sponge in position, ensuring it remains stable even when the surface it is applied to moves.
Customers have low, medium or high tack adhesive options, depending upon the individual requirements. Members of our sales team are on hand to answer questions or offer advice.
Patient Comfort and Support
Pressure Relief Mattresses and Pads
Prioritize patient comfort and prevent pressure sores with our pressure relief mattresses and pads. Our medical foam products provide optimal support and distribute pressure evenly, enhancing the well-being of patients during extended periods of bed rest.
Orthopedic Positioning Pillows
Optimize patient positioning and support with our orthopedic positioning pillows. These foam products are designed to provide comfort and stability, aiding in the recovery and rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic conditions.
Cushioning for Medical Chairs and Wheelchairs
Enhance comfort for patients with our specially designed cushions for medical chairs and wheelchairs. Our foam products provide reliable support, reducing the risk of discomfort and promoting overall well-being.
Imaging Table Pads
Ensure patient comfort and stability during medical imaging procedures with our imaging table pads. Our foam solutions provide reliable support and cushioning, contributing to the success of diagnostic and therapeutic processes.
Ultrasound Gel Pads
Facilitate ultrasound procedures with our ultrasound gel pads. These foam products offer optimal acoustics and reliable coupling, ensuring clear imaging and efficient ultrasound examinations.
MRI-Compatible Foam Products
Address the unique requirements of MRI environments with our MRI-compatible foam products. Our solutions are designed to provide comfort and support without compromising the safety and integrity of MRI procedures.
Wound Dressings and Pads
Support effective wound care with our specialized wound dressings and pads. Our medical foam products are designed to provide a gentle and protective cushioning for wounds, contributing to the healing process.
Compression Foam Bandages
Enhance patient comfort during compression therapy with our compression foam bandages. These foam products offer reliable compression and support for the effective management of venous and lymphatic conditions.
Grades of Medical Grade Foam and Sponge
ASG are able to source various types of quality materials for use within the Medical industry from a number of reliable sources and provide materials to suit our clients’ exact needs. Medical Grade materials are available from Advanced Seals & Gaskets in various grades to meet the demands of each application; these include closed-cell Polyethylene foams and open-cell Polyurethane foams (polyether, polyester & reticulated foams).
Our sales team are available if you have any uncertainties about the grade you require or would like to see samples.
The Advantages Medical Grade Foam
- Low Odour
- Excellent Chemical resistance
- Available with an Open or Closed Cell Structure
- Durable/Tear Resistant
- Closed-cell (water-resistant/can be wiped clean and re-used)
- Open Cell (used for extra comfort/ liquid filtration)
- Sound/Vibration absorption
Medical Grade Materials – Open Cell, Closed Cell
Advanced Seals & Gaskets offer Polyether and Polyester Polyurethane foam (PU) for use in a number of medical applications. These materials are lightweight, resilient, low odour and high resistance to resistance, mould and bacteria growth. It provides excellent cushioning and is used extensively in applications such as bedding, medical packaging, wearables (wrist support, PPE face masks, visors etc).
Reticulated polyurethane foam is another open cell material supplied by Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd and used extensively in the medical industry. This particular material is very flexible has excellent elongation and tear characteristics, it can be washed/cleaned, resistant to microbial organisms, and can be made-manufactured in grade with added anti-fungal and anti-bacterial additives for extra safety. Reticulated PU foam is commonly found in products involved in fluid management, filtration (blood filtration), and sound absorption.
Closed-cell polyethylene foams are lightweight, flexible and more rigid than open-cell types, it is more suited for the manufacture of reusable PPE and medical products as the foam can be wiped cleaned and is impermeable to moisture and bacteria. These materials can be fabricated for packaging i.e laminated and routered to exact shapes and sizes to hold valuable or fragile medical items.
One of the closed-cell medical-grade foams supplied by Advanced Seals & Gaskets is a Cross-linked polyethylene foam (Plastazote/Evazote). This material has many of the other same properties as Polyethylene Foam but more resilient and softer in feel and has been produced for use in medical and health care applications which involve direct skin contact. Grades of Plastazote and Evazote which have specifically produced for medical use are latex-free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic so that they reduce skin irritation. These foams are also ideal for wearable’s, splints, supports, MRI vests and operating rooms. Cross-linked Polyethylene foam can also be moulded to create bespoke products for cushioning and support.
Another closed-cell foam offered by us is PE or Polyethylene foam, this is a durable, lightweight, resilient, material with resistance to moisture and chemicals and excellent insulation properties against vibration. It therefore often used for packaging delicate, sensitive items and devices.
Why use Medical Grade Foam & Sponge?
Medical Grade foams supplied by Advanced Seals & Gaskets are manufactured with anti-bacterial properties. Open Cell polyurethane foams are popular foam for use in producing PPE such as Face Shields, Visors and Face Masks. This is because it combines comfort with protection due to its soft characteristics. Open-cell foams and sponges are better suited to single-use items as they absorb liquids and allow for the ingress of dust and dirt.
Our medical-grade closed-cell polyethene is lightweight, flexible and more rigid than open-cell types, it is more suited for the manufacture of reusable PPE and medical products as the foam can be wipes cleaned and is impermeable to moisture and bacteria.
Medical Grade materials play a huge part within the medical and health care industry and are used for a number of applications, these include:
- Surgery/PPE face masks/ visors/shields
- Sealing medical devices
- Medical cushioning (including body/foot pressure relief/wheelchair/beds)
- Prosthetic padding
- Customised orthotics
- Fluid Regulators
- Wrist rests
- Tablet bottle inserts