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  • Colostomy barrier paste

    Posted by Padmavathi on April 8, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Has anyone developed a colostomy barrier paste like Adapt or Coloplast?

    It is not an adhesive, but a paste to fill the crevices on skin so that the ostomy bag will stick better, preventing spillage. 

    In the product, there is alcohol (Ethanol or IPA), silica/clay, polymer (PVA based), gums, preservative. Some brands do it without alcohol, though my client has no preference. 

    Any advice on a starting point is appreciated. Thank you. 

    Padmavathi replied 2 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Padmavathi

    April 13, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Hi, any thoughts?

  • WarrenChemist

    April 13, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    my best advice to you is try to reverse engineer (*cough* copy *cough) from something on the market if you have no other starting point. use an existing product as your benchmark. collect all the information you can. all the ingredients you need are conveniently listed on the back of the product! if you are completely unfamiliar with what percentages to use, play around a little until you start seeing textures similar to this product. 
    when you have something that is close to (or identical - maybe you will nail it!) see what your customer has to say about what you’ve made and go on from there

    Hope this helps and happy formulating!

  • Padmavathi

    April 15, 2022 at 6:22 am

    @WarrenChemist Thank you. This is what I’m doing now. Hope i crack it soon!

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