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Adhesive Coating

Scapa Healthcare offers medical adhesive coating capabilities in the US and the UK. Our Soft-Pro® Adhesives portfolio includes: 

Silicone Gels
Polyurethane Gels
Low Trauma Hydrocolloids

North America Coating Capabilities

Scapa’s Adhesive Coating Technology Center in Windsor, CT features a full range of coating capabilities to produce medical-grade silicones, water-based acrylics, solvent-based acrylics and rubbers, heat-activated systems, and solvent cast urethanes. 

This site houses a 92,000 square foot manufacturing facility with a controlled white room environment.


Coating Services:

- Formulation and mixing
- Silicone & solvent coating lines
- In-line coating corona treatment 
- Extensive slitting capabilities
- Lab coating and prototyping
- Analytical and physical lab testing
- Auto-packaging services

Substrates Coated or Produced:

- Films
- Fabrics
- Non-wovens
- Breathable films (PU, CoPET, etc)
- Foams (PE, PVC, etc)
- Unsupported adhesives

Coating Techniques:

- Knife over roll
- Roll over roll 
- Slot die
- Reverse roll
- Gravure
- Pattern coating


This site also meets the highest manufacturing standards in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications for the production of medical grade materials and adhesive floor mats. Learn more about our Windsor, CT location here

UK & Europe Coating Capabilities

Scapa’s Turn-Key Center of Excellence in Gargrave, North Yorkshire features multiple coating lines to produce polyurethane and PVC foams that can be coated with silicone gels, water-based and solvent-based acrylic adhesives.

This site houses a 48,000 square foot controlled manufacturing environment dedicated for coating and lamination of medical adhesives.


Coating Services: 

- In-line coating corona treatment 
- Single coating head and knife over roll coating
- Processes emulsion adhesives
- Throughput conducive to niche applications

Substrates Coated or Produced:

- Film materials
- Sheet foams
- Non-woven materials
- Flexible fabrics 
- Absorbent materials  

Coating Techniques:

- Knife over roll
- Roll over roll 
- Slot die
- Reverse roll
- Pattern coating


The Gargrave facility also focuses on manufacturing of medical foams, advanced wound dressings, collagen products, production and filling of liquid disinfection solutions and other surgical specialties, in an additional 78,000 square feet of manufacturing space. This site meets the highest standards in compliance, including ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and ISO 11137 certifications.

The innovation center has three state-of-the-art laboratories to support new product development. Learn more about our Gargrave, UK location here

For more detailed information on our adhesive coating capabilities, contact us today or email us at healthcare@scapa.com.