ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M Co. recently released a new class of silicone adhesives, expanding its 3M Hi-Tack silicone adhesive portfolio with a product that it claims offers strength, flexibility and comfort in securing wearable medical devices.
The 2484 3M single-coated medical film tape with Hi-Tack silicone adhesive is breathable, provides up to a seven-day wear time and minimizes skin cell removal, making it the ideal candidate for applications on fragile skin, the company said.
"In medical device design, patient safety is of the utmost importance, which is why we continue to focus on silicone adhesives and our Hi-Tack silicone adhesive portfolio," Chad Reed, global business director of 3M medical device solutions, said in a statement. "Designing devices for people with more fragile skin, such as those with chronic diseases or on the opposite ends of the age spectrum, can be challenging; yet they can be the populations most in need of reliable wearable devices.
"The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is gentle even on delicate skin, providing design engineers an adhesive that meets the needs of both the latest in medical device design and the people who wear them. By using 3M's 55+ years of skin adhesive experience, we help design engineers create dependable, feature-rich devices. The 2484 3M Hi-Tack silicone adhesive is the latest advancement in that effort."
This marks the latest addition to 3M's Hi-Tack silicone adhesive offerings. Late last year, the company introduced 2480 3M Hi-Tack silicone adhesive. The portfolio, the company said, is expected to continue to expand.
To learn more about 3M and its range of product offerings, visit 3M.com.
The New Products blog showcases innovations suppliers are introducing to the rubber industry. It focuses on new materials, machinery, molds, testing equipment, software, and other goods and services that are intended to help manufacturers of finished rubber products. The blog will appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To have your product considered for the blog, contact Managing Editor Erin Pustay Beaven at [email protected] or Editor Bruce Meyer at [email protected].