3M (St. Paul, MN) has expanded its lineup of advanced adhesives for medical devices with the addition of the 3M Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Liner (3M 4077). The pressure-sensitive adhesive offers omni-directional stretch for conformability and breathability. The thin, water-resistant tape features excellent initial skin adhesion and a 14-day wear time, according to 3M, as well as improved conformability during long wear times compared with other tapes in the product line.
“Durability is important to medical device wearers, which is why we don’t limit participants’ contact with moisture in our wear-time studies,” said Marcello Napol, Global Business Director in 3M’s Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division. “Now we’re able to offer a product that takes functionality to the next level: 3M 4077 is water-resistant, stretchy, breathable and offers the longest wear time in our current portfolio.”
3M 4077 features an extended-wear adhesive combined with a white melt-blown elastic non-woven backing on a silicone release liner. It is EtO, E-beam and gamma sterilization compatible.
Compliant with ISO:10993 sections 5 and 10, 3M 4077 is approved for use on intact skin. The tape is part of the extensive adhesives product line 3M offers the medical device manufacturing, design and supply industries.