Surgical Tapes

Surgical Tapes
Surgical Tapes
3M provides a full line of hypoallergenic, latex free surgical tapes which include paper, silk, soft cloth, plastic, foam and cloth adhesive tapes. Each tape has backing and adhesive characteristics for your specific taping need and situation.

3M™ Blenderm™ Surgical Tapes


3M™ Blenderm™ Surgical Tapes
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A latex-free, hypoallergenic, occlusive and transparent plastic tape. This flexible surgical tape is designed to provide a barrier from external fluids and contamination. Available in three widths.
Benefits

Transparent for easy monitoring
Waterproof barrier for protection from external fluids and contaminants
Flexible for hard to tape areas
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients

Suggested Applications

Protecting dressings from external moisture, fluids or contaminants.
Enhancing penetration of topical medications.
Dermatological patch testing.

3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tapes


3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tapes
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The same soft, latex-free, hypoallergenic, conformable tape as standard Medipore tape, but with increased gentleness and stronger adhesion for more challenging applications. Available in perforated rolls in several sizes.

 

 

Medipore H tape is a non-woven polyester, soft, highly conformable tape. It has excellent adhesion yet is gentle to skin, reducing the risk of skin irritation. Medipore H tape is comfortable, porous and breathable. It stretches to accommodate swelling and movement. The tape is perforated so that you can tear tape off the roll by hand. It is easy to handle, with or without gloves, without curling edges, or sticking to itself. Medipore H tape is particularly useful for securing wound dressings, tubing and catheters, and repeated applications where preservation of "at risk" skin is critical.
Benefits

More gentleness than Medipore tape.
Higher adhesion than Medipore tape.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients.
Excellent cross and diagonal stretch to accommodate moderate swelling or movement.
Easy-tear perforated rolls for quick tailoring.
Water-resistant.

Suggested Applications

When repeated taping is needed and preservation of “at risk skin” is critical.
Securing over areas where skin may stretch (e.g., edema, distention, hematoma formation or movement).

3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Surgical Tapes


3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Surgical Tapes
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Latex-free, hypoallergenic Soft Cloth tape products that offer excellent adhesion yet are gentle to reduce risk of skin irritation. Available in perforated rolls.

 

 

Medipore tape is a non-woven polyester, soft, highly conformable tape. It is comfortable, porous and breathable. It stretches to accommodate swelling and movement. The tape is perforated so that no scissors are required. It is easy to handle, with or without gloves, without curling edges, or sticking to itself. Medipore tape is particularly useful for securing wound dressings, tubing and catheters, and repeated applications where preservation of "at risk" skin is critical.
Benefits

Easy-tear perforated rolls
Gentle, breathable to maintain skin integrity.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients
Excellent cross and diagonal stretch to accommodate moderate swelling or movement.
Easy to handle - no curling or self-adhesion.
No paper liner for more economical and efficient use.
Water-resistant.

Suggested Applications

Securing dressings and ostomy pouches to fragile skin.
When repeated taping is needed.
Anchoring post-surgical dressings.
Used as retentive sheeting over gauze.
Securing over areas where skin may stretch (e.g., edema, distention, hematoma formation or movement).

3M™ Micropore™ Surgical Tapes


3M™ Micropore™ Surgical Tapes
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A latex-free, hypoallergenic paper tape that is gentle to the skin yet adheres well and leaves minimal adhesive residue upon removal. An economical, general purpose, breathable surgical tape. Available in white or tan.

 

 

Micropore tape is excellent for repeated applications on sensitive skin, fragile skin and elderly patients. It is available in a dispenser pack for easy tear and convenience.
Benefits

Gentle to the skin.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients.
Highly breathable to maintain skin integrity.
Holds well on damp skin for secure placement.

Suggested Applications

Securing small to medium dressings especially on damp skin.
Securing lightweight tubing.
Securing ostomy pouches.
Taping fragile, at-risk skin.
When repeated taping is needed.

3M™ Transpore™ White Dressing Tapes


3M™ Transpore™ White Dressing Tapes
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This latex-free, hypoallergenic, gentle tape has strong adhesion and easy bi-directional tear. Transpore White tape is very versatile and provides good value. It was designed to combine the best features of Transpore tape with those of Micropore tape.

 

 

This tape provides good long-term (72 hours) adhesion which may result in less frequent unplanned dressing changes due to edge lift. Transpore White tape is breathable and holds well on damp and dry skin, supporting standardization for many patients. Great standardization tape.
Benefits

Good initial and long-term (72 hours) adhesion
Holds well on damp or dry skin
Easy, straight, bi-directional tear for quick tailoring
Gentle to skin - latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin
Easy to handle with gloves
Minimal edge lift during wear
Breathable to maintain skin integrity
Sticks well to itself (overtaping)
Water-resistant

Suggested Applications

To secure dressings to damp or dry skin.
To tape fragile, at-risk skin
For repeated taping
When tape width must be customized
To anchor tubing and devices

3M™ Cloth Adhesive Tapes


3M™ Cloth Adhesive Tapes
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The strong, easy-to-tear, latex-free and hypoallergenic tape for securing medical devices and for light immobilization support.

 

 

3M cloth adhesive tape has high initial adhesion and is economical and easy to use. It tears easily crosswise and lengthwise. This tape does not contain natural rubber latex in the product or its packaging. Most other cloth adhesive tapes do contain natural rubber latex.
Benefits

High initial adhesion for secure placement
Strong backing for durability
Excellent adhesion in moist and dry conditions
Tears easily crosswise and lengthwise for economical and easy use

Suggested Applications

Securing tubing.
Positioning body parts.
Immobilizing fingers and toes.
Stabilizing finger splints.

3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tapes


3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tapes
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A "silk-like" tape with a latex-free, hypoallergenic adhesive that offers high strength and adhesion. It adheres well to dry skin.

 

 

This "silk-like" tape is the most economical, high-strength and high-adhesion tape. Durapore tape is conformable and has bi-directional tear. It is excellent for securing regular and bulky dressings, tubing, and immobilization.
Benefits

High strength for durability.
Adheres well to dry skin.
Conformable.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients
Convenient bi-directional tear for easy tailoring
Versatile.
Water-resistant.

Suggested Applications

Securing tubing and devices.
Anchoring bulky dressings.
Immobilizing fingers &toes.
Stabilizing finger splints

3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Pre-cut Dressing Covers


3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Pre-cut Dressing Covers
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Latex-free, hypoallergenic Soft Cloth tape products that offer excellent adhesion yet are gentle to reduce risk of skin irritation. Available in five pre-cut sizes to suit a variety of applications.

 

 

Medipore dressing covers are made of a soft highly conformable non-woven polyester. They are comfortable, porous and breathable and stretch to accommodate swelling and movement. They are easy to handle, with or without gloves, without curling edges, or sticking to itself. Medipore dressing covers are particularly useful for securing wound dressings, and repeated applications where preservation of "at risk" skin is critical.
Benefits

Easy-tear off pads.
Gentle, breathable to maintain skin integrity.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients.
Excellent cross and diagonal stretch to accommodate moderate swelling or movement.
Easy to handle - no curling or self-adhesion.
No paper liner for more economical and efficient use.

Suggested Applications

Securing dressings to fragile skin.
When repeated taping is needed.
Anchoring post-surgical dressings.
Used as retentive sheeting over gauze.
Securing over areas where skin may stretch (e.g., edema, distention, hematoma formation or movement).

3M™ Microfoam™ Surgical Tapes and Sterile Tape Patch


3M™ Microfoam™ Surgical Tapes and Sterile Tape Patch
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Latex-free, hypoallergenic, elastic foam tape products designed to stretch and conform while providing secure adhesion to joints or skin folds. Available in rolls and as a sterile tape patch.

 

 

Microfoam tape consists of closed-cell foam. This tape gives all-direction stretch. It is water-resistant and highly conformable. Microfoam tape is excellent for securing dressings and compression applications in challenging areas. It conforms easily to joints or skin folds. This tape Does Not Contain Either Rubber Latex Or Dry Natural Rubber As Components In The Product Or Its Packaging as most other elastic tapes in this class do.
Benefits

Multi-direction stretch to accommodate swelling and promote comfort.
Conforms readily to joints and skin folds.
Gentle, secure adhesion to irregularly contoured sites.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients.
Water-resistant.

Suggested Applications

Securing dressings on sites where movement is likely such as over joints and other challenging areas.
Securing compression dressings to assist in hemostasis or control edema (e.g., cardiovascular/angio sites, breast biopsies, orthopedic, thoracic and abdominal surgical dressings).
Provides cushioning as needed.

3M™ Transpore™ Surgical Tapes


3M™ Transpore™ Surgical Tapes
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A latex-free, hypoallergenic, transparent and perforated plastic tape that offers strong adhesion. Transpore tape is easy to tear into very thin strips, and is easy to use even with gloves.

 

 

This plastic tape is transparent, perforated polyethylene film with easy bi-directional tear, strong adhesion, and is hypoallergenic. It allows visualization of the skin. Transpore tape is easy to tear into very thin strips and is easy to use even with gloves. For securing tubing and dressings that need to be monitored
Benefits

Easy, straight, bi-directional tear allows clinician to tailor the tape.
Porous for breathability.
Easy to handle with gloves.
Good adhesive to skin and tubing for secure placement.
Transparent for easy monitoring.
Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients.
Water-resistant.

Suggested Applications

Securing tubing and devices (e.g., catheters, I.V. tubing).
Anchoring bulky dressings.
When tape width must be customized