Flexible Solutions

Clean Room Manufacturing: Converting for Medical Applications

Posted by Brook Girkin

December 4, 2023 12:00 PM

What are Clean Rooms?

Clean rooms are controlled environments designed to maintain low levels of airborne particles and contaminants. They are used in a wide range of industries where cleanliness is paramount, including medical, electronics, biotechnology, display, aerospace, and more.

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Topics: manufacturing techniques, medical device, die cutting, wound care device, assembly, medical, clean room, converting

5 Things to Know About Wound Care Device Manufacturing

Posted by Katie Sullivan

November 2, 2022 11:26 AM

Many wound care device companies start with an innovative idea. Turning that idea into a mass-produced product can be extremely challenging. This concept is familiar to KitoTech Medical,a Seattle-based medical device company that develops wound care products. Kitotech was founded by Ronald Berenson, MD. Dr. Berenson is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years in biotech and medical device industry. Marian is proud to call KitoTech Medical a valued customer.

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Topics: medical device, Medical PSA, Skin-Contact PSA, wound care device, FDA Registered

Medical Device Packaging for Converted Products

Posted by Katie Sullivan

March 29, 2022 1:01 PM

When designing a medical device, the device is the focus. It must be safe and effective. It also must be packaged!

Packaging can sometimes be an afterthought, but it is very important. Packaging design can impact the medical product’s success in the following ways:

  • Product appearance and how it compares to competitive products
  • Proper handling and ease of handling by the end-user
  • Storage efficiency
  • Sterilization and product integrity

Final packaging concepts should be considered early in the design process and should be included in the proof of concept, prototypes, product testing, and sterilization phases.

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Topics: medical device

3M™ Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes for Wearable Devices

Posted by Katie Sullivan

February 18, 2021 8:20 AM

Editor's note: As of 2024, 3M Healthcare is now a standalone company, Solventum. You can find more about the spin-off and how Marian is a Solventum Premier Converter here.

One of our top material suppliers, 3M, recently announced the release of their next generation of medical silicone adhesives, 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes. 3M 2480 is the first product to launch in this new portfolio. It is a single coated medical nonwoven tape with hi-tack silicone adhesive on a liner. The benefits of this exciting new material include:

  • Longer wear-times (up to 4 days)
  • Supports heavier devices
  • Offers more secure adhesion
  • Repositionable

Read the full press release from 3M here.

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Topics: medical device, Medical PSA, Skin-Contact PSA, Silicone, 3M, 3m tape

Die-Cut Solutions for Rapid Diagnostic Testing

Posted by Katie Sullivan

June 22, 2020 8:45 AM

Point-of-care and rapid diagnostic testing are increasingly important in the areas of disease detection, treatment monitoring, and preventative care. This market is particularly important as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative that components of these devices and test kits are reliable and of the highest quality.

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Topics: Foams, medical device, Medical PSA, 3m tape

Choosing a Medical PSA - Skin-Contact Adhesive

Posted by Katie Sullivan

July 14, 2017 8:44 AM


Ever wonder why hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare providers don’t just use duct tape for bandages, wound care, and device fixation? Well, there are many reasons, but first, try sticking it to the skin and peeling it off. The main reason is simple: duct tape does not use a medical grade pressure sensitive adhesive.

Medical adhesives must be skin-friendly, non-migratory, and have a variable degree of initial tack and peel adhesion. Ease of removal, breathability, and durability also differentiate medical adhesives from other types of tape.

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Topics: medical device, Medical PSA, Skin-Contact PSA, Silicone

Solutions for Medical Device Assemblies

Posted by Katie Sullivan

October 21, 2016 10:40 AM

Die-cut Components for Medical Devices

We believe that true stories can tell you more than any marketing materials that we create. That is why we are sharing two new case studies in this blog post. Both case studies explore die-cut solutions that Marian provided to medical device companies. Quality and reliability are critical in this industry. Additionally, assembly efficiency and cost savings are important to the success of the business. In these case studies, you will see that Marian is well equipped and prepared to meet the stringent requirements demanded by the medical device industry. Enjoy!  

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Topics: Foams, PORON, medical device