ST. PAUL, Minn.—To bridge the gap between strength and comfort for silicone adhesives used in the medical device market, 3M has introduced a "next generation" of single-coated, non-woven medical tape.
"Medical devices are essential, and engineers need confidence their adhesive is strong enough to secure a heavier device for longer duration without causing trauma to the patient's skin upon removal," said Marcello Napol, vice president of 3M Medical Device Solutions.
Napol said the company leveraged more than 55 years of experience to create the "2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive," able to achieve a four-day wear time and support heavier, more complex devices.
The adhesive is "repositionable, flexible and conformable" and can be used with continuous glucose monitoring systems, wearable monitors, sleep and incontinence devices. The new adhesive can be used in conjunction with ethylene oxide sterilization, according to 3M.
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