Why Silicone?

All silicone protection …
sometimes, your skin needs a little help.

If you’ve been using the current products available on the market for your stoma care, you’ll know all about the irritation, leakage and discomfort they can cause. The use of our new silicone technology based materials provide a much better seal, don’t absorb wastes (that cause irritation), and are far easier to remove, without sticking to the skin.

Skin is the largest organ of your body and usually provides an excellent barrier function. For many people however, keeping skin healthy becomes a daily challenge. Trio’s new and advanced, silicone technology offers many benefits over traditional and rather outdated hydrocolloid ostomy devices.

Our new, custom-formulated silicone adhesives deliver instant and secure adhesion to the skin, whilst being atraumatic on removal. Furthermore, our adhesives leave no residue on removal resulting in a quicker, cleaner pouch change regime. Significantly, our adhesives do not absorb large amounts of moisture and body waste and are therefore more hygienic to use. They retain their integrity and shape for extended wear time but allow the skin to breathe resulting in reduced risk of maceration and healthier skin.

The table below shows the difference between Trio’s advanced silicone technology and traditional hydrocolloid adhesives.

Clinical Need Hydrocolloid Adhesives Trio’s Advanced Silicone Technology
Instant Adhesion
Instant adhesion can be poor unless the product is high in adhesive, which will lead to skin stripping, irritation and/ or increased use of adhesive remover
Instant adhesion due to low surface energy and high flexibility of Responsive silicone formulation.
Adhesion level does not increase over time (resulting in ease of removal and reduction in ‘skin stripping’)
Adhesion increases over time because it absorbs moisture which causes it to become mushy and sticky
No significant change in adhesion over time.  Will not go mushy and sticky
Absorbs faeces and urine
Non-absorbent but breathable to moisture
Clean removal (no residue)
Breaks down in the presence of faeces and urine, which causes it to become sticky and mushy leaving residue on the skin
Will not leave residue on the skin because it doesn’t breakdown

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Why Choose Responsive Silicone Technology?

Trio Responsive Silicone® Technology is custom formulated to provide you with the next generation of ostomy care.  It is designed to be breathable providing the skin with a unique barrier that allows it to heal underneath by protecting it from irritants like effluent and adhesives and breaking the downward cycle of red, sore and broken skin.

Unlike dated hydrocolloid ostomy care products which absorb moisture and become ‘mushy’, Trio Responsive Silicone is designed not to absorb, therefore do not breakdown or leave residue on the skin. Silicone has hypoallergenic qualities and doesn’t use an aggressive adhesive which means that removal is no longer traumatic and will not strip your skin.