MED 5576A

Single-Coated Film

MED 5576A is a single-coated, soft, pliable, transparent polyurethane film with an acrylic adhesive. This product's thin and comformable film offers a high degree of user comfort, while its transparency allows for wound or site visibility; in some applications, it can act as a barrier to assist in decreasing the risk of bacterial infections. 

Typical Application

Designed for incise applications, wound care, IV securement and situations requiring high MVTR and sustained periods of wear.

Features and Benefits
  • Thin and conformable
  • Transparent
  • Breathable
  • Printable
  • Die-cuttable
  • Moisture resistant
  • Gamma and EtO sterilizable
  • Available with and without handling bars

  Product Construction Typical Values*   Description
  Support Thickness
1.8 mils
45 µm
  Transparent polyethylene film
  Carrier Thickness
1.0 mils
25 µm
  Transparent polyurethane film
  Adhesive Thickness 1.4 mils
35 µm
  Acrylic adhesive designed for medical applications
  Release Liner Thickness
3.3 mils
85 µm
  White super-calendered glassine


  Physical Properties (Not intended as a specification.) Test Method** Typical Values*
  Peel Adhesion on Polyethylene (PE) 
TDS-01 0.7 lbf/in
3.5 N/25 mm
  Peel Adhesion on Stainless Steel (SS)
2.4 lbf/in
10.5 N/25 mm
  Liner Release
0.8 oz/in
30 g/25 mm
  Dynamic Shear TDS-10 28 lbf/in
120 N/25 mm
  Finat Tack TDS-07 7.0 lbf/in
30 N/25 mm
30 [g/100in2 -24 hours]
500 [g/m2 -24 hours]
  Elongation Machine Direction TDS-15 450%
  Elongation Cross Direction TDS-15 400%
  Load at Break Machine Direction TDS-15 5.5 lbf/in
25 N/25mm
  Load at Break Cross Direction TDS-15 6.5 lbf/in
28 N/25mm

*Refer to product specifications for material acceptance limits. **Test method information available upon request.



Two years when stored at 23°C (73°F), 50% relative humidity, out of direct sunlight, in original packaging.