Scapa Healthcare: First Water

Our Ramsbury, UK site designs, manufactures and delivers hydrogel solutions.

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Scapa Soft-Pro® Hydrogel technology is comprised of solid polymer gel formulations. Our proprietary formulations are available with different adhesion levels and water content ranging from ~30% - ~70%, allowing us greater control over the adhesion strength, cooling properties, and moisture absorption abilities. Because our hydrogels aren’t limited by the typical 90% water levels, they support higher fluid absorption rates via osmosis which can lead to improved patient outcomes. Our hydrogels are biocompatible, translucent, breathable, cushioning, and superabsorbent. Although burn care is the leading application for hydrogels, ours can act as vehicles for therapeutic active substances, and are suitable for consumer wellness, advanced wound care and medical device applications.

Pro-Ionic™ Formulation

Our patented Pro-Ionic™ polymers can be added to any hydrogel formulation. Pro-Ionic™ hydrogels are ideal for electrically-conductive applications. They also promote autolytic debridement and control bacteria to expedite wound healing.


The selection and development of skin-contact adhesives requires careful consideration due to the complex and varying nature of human skin and the purpose of its application – whether it be deciding to attach a wearable medical device to the body for a continuous and long-term duration; to apply a serious wound or burn care dressing; or to affix a Band-Aid to a simple scratch. Scapa Healthcare brings a breadth of expertise in working with all leading forms of adhesive materials – Hydrogels, Silicones, Polyurethane Gels, Acrylics and Hydrocolloids. This gives our team the flexibility to recommend the adhesive formulation – coupled with the optimal substrate -- that is best for every customers’ unique project, based on the needs of their end-users for advanced wound care, medical device fixation, or consumer wellness applications.


  • Soothing
  • Cooling
  • Absorbent
  • Translucent
  • Flexible & Comfortable
  • Biocompatible


  Advanced Wound Care
  • Painful wounds
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Radiotherapy wounds
  • Leg ulcers
  • Moderate-to-highly exuding wounds
  • Surgical/suture sites
  • Tissue Engineering

  Consumer Wellness

  • Minor cuts & grazes
  • Household burns
  • Blisters, bunions, corns, & calluses
  • Cosmetic and skin care