10/17/2011

Velcro Europe S.A.

The Velcro Companies Exhibit Innovative Solutions at MEDICA

The Velcro Companies – worldwide leaders in fastening systems – will be showcasing a range of new value-added healthcare solutions at this year’s MEDICA, Düsseldorf, 16-19 November 2011 (stand H43 / Hall 6).

Constantly at the forefront of design and innovation, the Velcro Companies work closely with global leading medical companies to create best-in-class products that enhance the quality of life for patients.

The VELCRO® Brand products can be used in a wealth of medical applications, from disposable, single-use devices, such as patient gowns, surgical tubing and tracheostomy straps, to high-end durable devices intended for long-term reuse, such as braces, corsets and maternity support belts.

The Velcro Companies’ dedicated global team of medical specialists closely monitor emerging trends to bring innovative solutions and products with value-added results to its customers. Recent progressions have seen an increased demand for anti-microbial technology to avoid cross-contamination, which has resulted in the development of VELCRO® Brand antibacterial closures for long-term applications that kill bacteria.

Frank Jäger, Medical SBU Manager for the Velcro Companies, comments:

“In the last two years we have completely re-structured our organisation, introducing a team of global medical specialists dedicated to understanding the industry’s requirements and creating new solutions for our customers. Reflecting the demand for long-term applications is the related trend showing a demand for single use products, for which we have created disposable and recyclable closures to avoid the waste problems that the market is experiencing. We are extremely proud to present these value-added innovations at Medica this year.”

The Velcro Companies will be exhibiting a range of long-term and single-use products alongside other pioneering medical solutions, including skin friendly adhesives and breathable materials.

The global foot print of the Velcro Medical division will be visible on stand H43 / Hall 6, where representatives from all global regions will be on hand to provide product know how and to discuss the new concepts.

Supplying raw materials to complete finished goods, the Velcro Companies offer a large product portfolio of innovative healthcare solutions, supplying customers with tapes, customized converting services, as well as sub-assembly and OEM manufacture of finished goods through a worldwide network of production and distribution centres.

For further information please visit www.velcro.com .