A Versatile Product Range and Innovative Adhesives Keeps Band Aid on Top of the Curve

Posted on 12/10/2019 1:37:58 PM By ASC

It’s hard to imagine that just over a century ago, adhesive bandages were a “new thing.” But indeed, they were developed by a Johnson & Johnson employee to help his accident-prone wife with minor kitchen injuries. The rest, as they say, is history – and Band Aid has expanded into a product range to suit a variety of needs.

A family pack contains six different types of adhesive bandages, including fun, printed ones to help kids feel better about minor cuts and grazes. Then there are hydroseal adhesive bandages which were developed to speed the healing of blisters – or draw pus from pimples. It’s a hydrocolloid bandage, and the adhesive used will resist wet conditions – no bandages coming off in the shower to worry about. Meanwhile, skin flex adhesive bandages use a material and an adhesive that moves with your skin and will hang on for up to 24-hours. There’s even a liquid bandage that combines antiseptic properties with waterproof protection. It is said to be popular with gymnasts, who need something with better adhesion than a regular Band Aid.

With adhesives for every purpose continually being developed, the next addition to the Band Aid range could already be in the making – and to think it all started with one woman who was prone to little kitchen accidents!


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