ArgoMed®

Strong and flexible thermoplastic polyurethane films meet the demands of the medical industry.

ArgoMed®

Strong and flexible thermoplastic polyurethane films meet the demands of the medical industry.

About this product

ArgoMed® films are top of the line medical grade films. The range of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films is used for liquid and viral barriers, wound care and transdermal components and waterproof-breathable medical textiles. Consistent and reliable, ArgoMed® medical films are the preferred choice for medical textile laminations and devices. Medical product designers, manufacturers, laminators, adhesive coaters and hospitals worldwide look to SWM as a trusted supplier.

 

The physical structure and puncture resistance of ArgoMed® medical grade films allows them to act as both liquid and viral barriers, shielding patients and staff from potentially harmful blood-borne pathogens. In addition, ArgoMed® medical films can be engineered to incorporate antimicrobial components that help reduce the growth of damaging bacteria and micro-organisms that may degrade the exposed film surface.

Typical Physical Properties

  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination, medical devices
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 86 inches (2.18 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth surface
    • Soft ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • USP Class VI certified polymer
    • FDA CFR 175.105
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    84 A
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    900
    6.2
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1450
    9.6
    Tensile strength D-412 psi
    MPa
    5500
    37.9
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    540
    Tensile set @ break D-412 %
    40
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    460
    80.6
    Abrasion resistance D-10442 mg loss
    20
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: frame-delivery bandages & incise drapes
    • Extrusion method: cast-on-paper
    • Gauge: 1.0 mils (25 microns)
    • Width: up to 60 inches (1.52 meters)
    • Length: up to 550 non-spliced linear yards (503 meters)
    • Carrier: 80# SCK paper, polykote 1-side silicone coated 1-side
    • Soft, waterproof, breathable, conformable for patient comfort
    • USP Class IV and VI certified components
    • Withstands EtO and gamma sterilization
    • No processing aids or modifiers used, resulting in consistent MVT and surface tension for adhesive wet-out
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    85 A
    MVTR

    E-96B

    g/m2-day
    1000
    TPU adhesion to paper carrier4

    PSTC-15

    gli
    190
    Tensile strength

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    4200-5200
    28.96-35.85
    Elongation

    D-412

    %
    400-500
    Modulus (100%)

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    900-1100
    6.16-7.58
    Barrier properties (viral penetration)

    F-1671

    Pass
    Surface tension

    D-2578

    dyne/cm
    36
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyester
    • Uses: textile lamination, die cut & seal, medical devices
    • Extrusion method: blown film
    • Gauge: 1.0-10 mils (25-250 microns)
    • Width: up to 76 inches (1.93 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth finish
    • Hard ester
    • High softening temperature
    • USP Class VI
    • FDA CFR 175.105
    • FDA CFR 177.1680
    • FDA CFR 177.2600
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness D-2240 Shore
    90 A
    Tensile strength D - 412 psi
    MPa
    8000
    55.2
    Tear strength D-6241 pli
    kN/m
    600
    105.1
    Abrasion resistance D-10445 mg loss
    2.6
    Elongation @ break D-412 %
    450
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    1600
    11
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation D-412 psi
    MPa
    3500
    24.1
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: medical, bladders, hospital mattresses, headset ear cushions, vacuum forming & sealing
    • Extrusion method: M2 Matte: flat die
    • Extrusion method: G2 Gloss: blown film
    • Gauge: M2 Matte: 5-125 mils (125-3125 microns)
    • Gauge: G2 Gloss: 10-40 mils (250-1000 microns)
    • Width: M2 Matte: up to 80 inches (2.03 meters)
    • Width: G2 Gloss: up to 60 inches (1.52 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards (914.4 meters)
    • Enhanced UV stability
    • Resists fungal attack & high humidity
    • Available with various embossed surfaces
    • Available with varying slip performances
    • Available with various clarity levels
    • NSF-61 potable water approved
    • USP Class VI status approved
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    87A
    Specific gravity

    D-792

    1.12
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    500
    87.5
    Elongation @ break

    D-638

    %
    550
    Melt point range °F
    °C
    329 - 374
    165 - 190
    Tensile strength@ 100% elongation

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    1000
    6.90
    Tensile strength @ 300% elongation

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    2100
    14.48
    Tensile strength @ break

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    8000
    55.16
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic copolyester
    • Waterproof breathable
    • High MVTR
    • Uses: performance apparel & footwear
    • Extrusion method: cast-on-carrier
    • Gauge: ≥0.5-6.0 mils (12.5-152 microns)
    • Width: up to 68 inches (1.73 meters)
    • Gloss, smooth or matte surface
    • Soft, quiet, excellent stretch & recovery for comfort
    • No processing additives to effect adhesion to other substrates
    • Good chemical resistance
    • Good high-temperature resistance
    • Water soaking does not cause swelling or distortion
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Specific gravity

    D-792

    g/cc
    1.20
    Shore hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    45D
    Tensile strength

    D-882

    psi
    MPa
    2000 - 3000
    13.8 - 20.68
    Elongation

    D-412

    %
    600 - 700
    Melting point

    D-3418

    °F
    °C
    392
    200
    Tear (die C)

    D-1004

    Graves g/0.001"
    240 - 260
    Moisture vapor transmission 0.5 mil (12 µ) 0.6 mil (15 µ) 1.0 mil (25 µ)

    E-96 procedure B upright*

    g/m2/24 hr
    850 — 725
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: textile lamination; medical devices
    • Extrusion method: cast-on-carrier
    • Gauge: 0.5-5.0 mils (12.5-125 microns)
    • Width: up to 63 inches (1.6 meters)
    • Length: up to 1000 non-spliced yards
    • Smooth & matte 2 surfaces
    • Soft ether
    • Mid-range softening temperature
    • USP Class-VI certified polymer
    • No slip/lube
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    MVT

    E-96B

    g/m2/day
    1000
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    86 A
    Tensile strength

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    4800
    33
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    600
    105
    Abrasion resistance

    D-10443

    mg loss
    30
    Elongation @ break

    D-412

    %
    640
    Tensile stress @ 100% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    1100
    7.6
    Tensile stress @ 300% elongation

    D-412

    psi
    MPa
    1100
    7.6
    Tensile set @ break

    D-412

    %
    70
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: Frame-delivery bandages and incise drapes
    • Extrusion method: Cast-on-paper
    • Gen-C carrier: 100 gsm paper, polykote 1-side, silicone coated 1-side, improved EO sterilization
    • Gauge: 1.0 mils (25 microns)
    • Width: 60 inches (1.52 meters)
    • Length: Up to 550 non-spliced linear yards (503 meters)
    • Soft, waterproof, breathable, conformable for patient comfort
    • USP class IV and class VI candidate components
    • Withstands EtO and gamma sterilization
    • No processing aids or modifiers used, resulting in consistent moisture vapor transmission and surface tension for adhesive wet-out.
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Durometer

    ASTM D-2240

    Shore
    85 A
    MVTR

    E-96B

    g/m2-day
    1000
    18411 - ArgoMedPLUS Gen C: TPU adhesion to paper carrier

    PSTC-15

    gli / customer specific
    200 - 300
    18411- ArgoMedPLUS Gen C: Tensile strength

    ASTM D-412

    psi
    MPa
    4200 - 5200
    28.96 - 35.85
    18411- ArgoMedPLUS Gen C: Elongation

    ASTM D-412

    %
    400 - 500
    18411- ArgoMedPLUS Gen C: Modulus

    ASTM D-412

    psi
    MPa
    900 - 1100
    6.16 - 7.58
    18411- ArgoMedPLUS Gen C: Barrier properties

    ASTM F-1671

    Pass
    18411- ArgoMedPLUS Gen C: Surface tension

    ASTM D-2578

    dyne/cm
    >36

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