3M today announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives designed to be gentler to fragile skin.
The company said its engineers designed the 2484 3M single-coated medical film tape with Hi-Tack silicone adhesive on liner to be breathable and conformable, enabling up to a seven-day wear time with minimal skin cell removal. It is the second addition to the product line in the past several months.
“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,” said Chad Reed, global business director of 3M Medical Device Solutions, in a news release. “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.”
The new adhesive is ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization-compatible and compliant with ISO 10993 parts 5 & 10.