3M™ Adhesive Medical Tapes

3M™ Medical Materials and Technologies has stick-to-skin products suitable for the medical device, clinical diagnostics and the retail marketplace. Pressure sensitive adhesive products include:

  • Film Tapes- 3M makes a wide variety of both single and double coated film tapes. Products range from breathable to occlusive with adhesion levels ranging from gentle to aggressive.
  • Nonwoven & Fabric Tapes- These tapes provide excellent conformability and breathability for extended wear applications. Printable options are also available.
  • Foam Tapes- Foam tapes provide soft, cushiony alternatives to film and non-woven tapes. Because foam tapes are thicker, they often adhere better to flanges or skin.
  • Closure systems- 3M™ Low Profile Hook and Loop are specially designed for stick to skin applications.
  • Release liners- Paper and film liners are available in a variety of gauges.
  • Transfer Tapes- Hypoallergenic acrylate adhesives as well as new EtO sterilization compatible series of silicone pressure sensitive tapes are also available.
  • Hydrocolloid adhesives- These skin friendly attachment adhesives are recommended for applications involving longer wear durations. These adhesives also release easily from the skin.

Many different variables need to be taken into consideration when selecting a 3M™ Medical Materials and Technologies tape. Uncontrolled variables such as basic human factors (race, diet, health, environment and age) can all play a role in how a tape will perform. When designing a product, it's easiest to focus on controlled variables such as breathability, conformability, tape thickness and size of the overall size of the contact area. Tekra can help choose the right tape combination for your medical project.

Check out the 3M™ Converter Markets Selection Guide for more product details.

3M™ Medical Materials and Technologies Products

Backing/carrier fluid resistance

Features

  • Bioassay compatible adhesive
  • Die cut compatibility
  • Printable

Features

  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Clear flexible film carrier
  • Medium weight release liner
  • Easy to apply
  • Adheres to a wide range of substrates
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 3 mil LDPE carrier

Features

  • Two adhesive systems
  • Gentle acrylic adhesive for skin adhesion
  • Synthetic rubber adhesive for low surface energy plastics
  • EtO & Gamma compatible
  • No natural rubber latex|
  • .5 mil PET carrier

Features

  • Easy to tear by hand
  • EtO & Gamma compatible
  • Heatsealable
  • Very gentle

Features

  • Aggressive adhesion to films and nonwovens
  • Medical device construction only
  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Conformable

Features

  • Aggressive adhesion to films & nonwovens
  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Highly comformable
  • No natural rubber latex
  • Approved for use on skin
  • Extended liner

Features

  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Clear strong film carrier
  • No natural rubber latex
  • Medium weight paper release liner

Features

  • EtO, Steam & Gamma compatible
  • Clear strong film carrier
  • Medium weight release liner
  • Easy to apply
  • Adheres to a wide range of substrates
  • 1 mil PET carrier

Features

  • Gentle on skin
  • Long term wear
  • Translucent Pale Gold Color
  • Cushioning
  • Protective
  • Gamma Compatible

Features

  • Hypoallergenic pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Easy to tear by hand
  • EtO and gamma sterilization compatible
  • High MTVR
  • Very gentile
  • No rubber latex
  • 63# polycoated kraft paper liner

Features

  • Easy to tear by hand
  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • High MVTR
  • Very gentle
  • No natural rubber latex
  • Linerless

Features

  • Easy to tear by hand
  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • High MVTR
  • Very gentle
  • No natural rubber latex
  • Linerless

Features

  • Easy to tear by hand
  • EtO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • High MVTR
  • Very gentle
  • No natural rubber latex
  • 63# polycoated kraft paper liner

Features

  • Easy to apply
  • Breathable
  • High MVTR
  • EtO compatible
  • No natural rubber latex
  • Elastic
  • Tan polyurethane/Polyolefin nonwoven backing

Features

  • Easy to apply
  • Breathable
  • High MVTR
  • EtO compatible
  • No natural rubber latex
  • Elastic
  • White polyurethane/polyolefin nonwoven

Features

  • Medium weight release liner
  • Very low profile
  • Steam, Eto & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Transparent
  • Polyester fiber reinforced
  • 54" bleached kraft liner

Features

  • Premium weight release liner
  • Very low profile
  • Steam, Eto & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Transparent
  • Polyester fiber reinforced
  • 78# Bleached kraft liner

Features

  • Optically clear
  • Low auto fluorescing
  • Does not cloud when exposed to moisture

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