NEXGEL hydrogels are manufactured by using a hydrophilic polymer that can mix with or dissolve in water to create a feed mix. The feed mix is then coated onto a liner and exposed to radiation. The polymers, when exposed to ionizing radiation, cross-link faster and then settle to create a matrix that gives the gel a solid form.
Active ingredients such as over-the-counter medication, skincare, wound-healing or other materials can be added before or after the cross-linking procedure. Elements that do not survive the radiation process, or are modified, are added once the cross-linking process is complete.
Once the gels have been mixed and cross-linked, they form sheets that can be delivered directly to the customer or cut to shape according to the appropriate specifications. Many of the processes described above are proprietary to NEXGEL, which gives us a competitive advantage: Producing high-quality products with great flexibility to customize products based on our customers’ needs.