3M introduces elastic blend nonwoven tape for improved conformability, skin breathability

3M has expanded its lineup of advanced adhesives for medical devices with the addition of 3M Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Liner (3M 4077), a pressure sensitive adhesive that offers omni-directional stretch for superior conformability and breathability.

The thin, water-resistant tape offers excellent initial skin adhesion and a 14-day wear time, as well as improved conformability during long wear times compared to other tapes in the product line.

3M 4077 features an extended wear adhesive combined with a white melt blown elastic nonwoven backing on a silicone release liner. It is EtO, E-beam, and gamma sterilization compatible. 3M 4077 is water-resistant, stretchy, breathable, and offers the longest wear time. It is also 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.

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