3M already offers several products which can be worn up to 14 days, such as 4076 and 4077. However, with the wearables market rapidly moving towards even longer wear times, 3M recently launched a new medical tape with an extended wear time of up to 21 days wear on skin.
3M 4576 is a single sided polyester nonwoven acrylate medical tape. This tape can be used in medical applications requiring secure attachment of medical devices to skin for up to 3 weeks. 3M 4576 also has excellent adhesion to low surface energy materials, so it will suit a wide variety of devices. It can be sterilised with EtO and it offers great flexibility and conformity.
“People deserve to live active lives without their condition – or a device meant to monitor it – getting in the way,” said Marcello Napol, vice president in 3M’s Medical Solutions Division. “Adhesives are more than a simple material. They have the potential to unlock longer wear times, slimmer device profiles, and more. We’re excited about 3M Medical Tape 4576 and what it can offer device developers and real-time, proactive health monitoring as a whole.”
3M 4576 is available in sheets, rolls, or die-cut to a custom shape. Parafix is a 3M Medical Preferred Converter with ISO class 7 clean rooms, ISO 13485:2016 accreditation for manufacturing medical devices and state-of-the-art machines.
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