Materials for surgical drapes must meet stringent standards. They must afford sterile protection and high absorption while being resistant to strikethrough and the cleaning agents typically used in surgery. In its VINNAPAS® VAE dispersions, WACKER offers a reliable binder technology that plays a key role in this health care application. In combination with the PE barrier layer, our products not only impart good dry tensile strength, but also facilitate low-temperature curing. In this way, they secure the barrier against infectious wound secretions and against disinfectants that contain isopropyl alcohol.