Wacker, a Munich chemical group, has released a new high-tack, skin-friendly silicone adhesive for medical applications. The adhesive, named Silpuran 2117, is designed for advanced wound care. Dressings using this high-purity silicone are reliable and durable, but stay soft and flexible. This means the adhesive allows non-traumatic dressing changes. Silpuran 2117 is breathable but protects wounds from water and bacteria. In addition, it is designed for enhanced tack in direct skin applications and is suitable for hypo-allergenic skin. Silpuran 2117 remains flexible from -50° to 200°C, is free of organic plasticizers and stabilizers and has passed ISO 10993 and USP Class VI certification.