ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M Inc. has added another adhesive grade to its extended wear medical transfer line.
The firm said 4075 is designed to laminate many substrates and features an extended wear pressure sensitive transfer adhesive and allows design engineers to use a variety of backings. It also offers excellent initial skin adhesion with up to a 14-day wear time, depending on the backing material used.
"We are excited to broaden our extended wear family with a product that provides customers greater design flexibility by letting them select a wide variety of backings," Marcello Napol, vice president in 3M's Medical Solutions Division, said in a statement. "Offering design engineers more patient-friendly adhesive options that provide comfort and a strong, reliable bond is a key part of our mission. Our customers work hard to make a difference in people's lives, and our goal is to make it easier for them to work with challenging substrates like skin."
3M said 4075 meets requirements to use on intact skin. It has been tested to ISO:10993-5 and ISO:10993-10, which assess the in vitro cytotoxicity and a product's potential to produce irritation and skin sensitization, respectively. It is also ethylene oxide sterilization compatible.
The tape is part of the extensive adhesives product line 3M offers the medical device manufacturing, design and supply industries. The firm released 4076 in 2017 and 4077 in 2018—both were honored with a Golden Mousetrap award at MD&M West in 2018 and 2019, respectively.