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  • Adhesive medical tape

    Medical tape is available with a variety of backing and adhesive types for many healthcare applications. They can be breathable, conformable, waterproof, repositionable, absorbent, hypoallergenic, hydrophilic and dimensionally stable with a gentle or aggressive adhesive for short or long-term bonding. 

    We supply paper, plastic, fabric, silicone, foam and cloth tape from World leading suppliers such as 3M, Vancive and Adhesives Research. As a 3M Preferred Converter, we offer experience and expertise in the specification and converting of their medical grade materials to the highest quality requirements. 

    Stick-to-skin tapes are available for wound care, ostomy, wearable device bonding, device fixation to skin and surgical tape applications. Sophisticated technologies in hypoallergenic tapes, films, speciality coatings and materials are comfortable, conformable and can encourage healing, as well as prevent the ingress of bacteria. 

    In non stick-to-skin applications, we supply venting materials for gas and liquid management, hydrophilic and bioassay compatible tapes for diagnostics and double sided tapes for device assembly, as well as a wide portfolio of materials for medical device shielding, protection, thermal management, sealing and insulating. 


    • Double sided medical tapes
      Double sided medical tapes
      For stick to skin and medical device applications, we have an extensive range of medical grade tapes...
    • Single sided medical tapes
      Single sided medical tapes
      Single sided medical tapes for stick to skin and medical device applications...
    • Medical grade foam
      Medical grade foam
      For gasketing and sealing in medical devices, patient cushioning and fluid management in wound dressings...
    • Silicone tapes
      Silicone tapes
      Gentle, breathable hypoallergenic adhesive for a clean and comfortable wear experience...
    • Medical grade foil
      Medical grade foil
      To learn more about medical grade foil and its uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.
    • Medical grade film
      Medical grade film
      Double and single sided medical grade films...
    • Nonwoven and woven
      Nonwoven and woven
      Provide excellent conformability and breathability for extended wear and high user comfort...
    • Hydrocolloids
      Hydrocolloids
      For the protection of wounds and stimulating wound healing...
    • Reclosable fastenings
      Reclosable fastenings
      For applications requiring a removable and repositionable fixing solution...
  • Search medical tape

    Browse medical tapes below for more detailed information and product data sheets. For more information, please contact us


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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

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  • Medical tape in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of a roll of medical adhesive tape! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.


    Bonding silicone to plastic – medical device cushioning pad
    Development & manufacture of biosensor components
    Attach and Protect Stick to Skin Wearable Microphone
    Ostomy Vent
  • Customising your medical adhesive tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your medical tape to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your material offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. 


    • Die-cutting
      Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Part tolerances
      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • Learn more about medical adhesive tape

    To learn more about medical tape and its uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.


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    • 3M medical OEM product guide
      3M medical OEM product guide

      3M's range of medical grade double sided tapes, transfer tapes, single coated plastic and foam tapes, non-woven and woven medical tapes, diagnostic tapes and films and speciality medical components. 

    • 3M polyurethane medical tape
      3M polyurethane medical tape

      3M is a leader in moist wound healing with its innovative transparent dressing technology. Delivering an optimal combination of breathability, adhesion to skin and conformability, coupled with market driven colours, excellent convertibility and flexible ordering quantities; 3M medical polyurethane tape ensures that your end product provides the best performance for patients.

    • 3M silicone tapes
      3M silicone tapes

      3M’s silicone medical tape is highly processable, patient friendly and available in a variety of formats; making it the ideal solution for stick to skin and stick to device applications.

    • 3M single sided tapes range
      3M single sided tapes range

      Detailed information on 3M's single sided tapes for applications such as masking, enhancing and protecting of surfaces. This includes single coated tapes, foam tapes, repulpable tapes, protection tapes, shielding and electrical tapes.

    • 3M™ Medical Materials and Technologies
      3M™ Medical Materials and Technologies

      A guide to partnership and 'go-to' products for wearable medical device applications.

    • New 3M Non-Woven Extended Wear Medical Tape
      New 3M Non-Woven Extended Wear Medical Tape

      When considering adhesive science and the challenges of a substrate like skin, design engineers know sticking-to-skin is trickier than you would think. Wear time in particular poses a number of…

    • Correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials
      Correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials

      Advice from Rogers on the correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials.

    • Five tips for designing converted components
      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components are optimally designed:Tip 1 – Avoid square corners or sharp angle corners most tooling suppliers either form flat…

    • Pall materials for diagnostic assays
      Pall materials for diagnostic assays

      Consistent membranes and materials for use in diagnostic assays.

    • IVD test strips
      IVD test strips

      There are many challenges when designing new IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic) devices using pressure sensitive adhesives. Adhesive flowing into the channel can cause changes to the channel geometry and…

    • Scapa Medifix solutions
      Scapa Medifix solutions

      Scapa Soft-Pro® adhesive and Bioflex® material portfolios allow for customised interfaces that can be applied anywhere on the body, withstanding various activity levels, age, moisture levels, skin types, device sizes and types of use for varying lengths of time.

    • Medical polyurethane tapes
      Medical polyurethane tapes

      Polyurethane is an excellent material for medical applications. When used as a backing material for wound dressings, Polyurethane tape provides a bacterial and fluid barrier as well as transmitting…

    • Scapa soft-pro polyurethane gel
      Scapa soft-pro polyurethane gel

      Scapa Soft-Pro® polyurethane gel combines the ultimate in breathability, security and skin-friendly comfort and is ideal for a variety of skin contact applications.

    • Medical silicone tapes
      Medical silicone tapes

      In wound care and stick to skin applications, repeated removal of device fixation tapes or dressings may cause skin trauma and discomfort. This can add to both the patient’s distress and to the time…

    • Scapa soft-pro silicone gel
      Scapa soft-pro silicone gel

      Scapa Soft-Pro® silicone gel is highly conformable and easy to apply and remove. The silicone gel layer ensures secure fixation and gentle removal from skin. Scapa Soft-Pro® silicone gel is an ideal fixation solution for patients with fragile and sensitive skin. It is suitable for patients requiring repeated application and removal over the same area.

    • Parafix FDA registration
      Parafix FDA registration

      Due to the continued growth of our Healthcare market, Parafix are pleased to announce that we are now FDA Registered.FDA stands for the Food and Drug Administration and is an agency within the U.S.…

    • tesa tapes and films for the IVD industry
      tesa tapes and films for the IVD industry

      tesa products especially designed for IVD applications meet highly demanding requirements regarding functionality and processability. Due to the careful selection of raw materials, tesa tapes are distinguished by their excellent ageing stability and compatibility with blood, enzymes, and a broad range of test assays. Products are thoroughly tested to guarantee their reliable and stable properties.

    • Parafix invest in healthcare market
      Parafix invest in healthcare market

      At Parafix we have continued to see steady growth in demand from one of our key markets – healthcare. As a result, we have continually invested in our capabilities and employee numbers to ensure we…

    • Vancive BeneHold absorbent wound dressing portfolio
      Vancive BeneHold absorbent wound dressing portfolio

      The Vancive BeneHold portfolio of absorbent sterile dressings is indicated for management of lightly to moderately exuding chronic and acute wounds. The dressings support moist wound healing and feature a self-adherent wound contact layer with a low friction polyurethane top film.

    • 3M double coated medical tapes brochure
      3M double coated medical tapes brochure

      3M’s double-coated medical grade tapes and transfer adhesives offer an extensive choice of high performance carriers and adhesive combinations, ideal for medical device assembly and attachment to skin.

    • Vancive Benehold thin absorbent skin adhesive
      Vancive Benehold thin absorbent skin adhesive

      A new class of skin adhesive technology, TASA, provides the moisture management characteristics of a hydrocolloid in the format of a thin, conformable film.

    • 3M gripping solutions for medical devices
      3M gripping solutions for medical devices

      Hook and loop fastening tape for medical device construction and closures provides a ‘low profile’ option for the manufacture of medical devices.

    • Vancive InteliShield barrier film for ostomy applications
      Vancive InteliShield barrier film for ostomy applications

      The Vancive InteliShield™ Barrier Film for ostomy applications offers a new level of confidence and comfort. Each layer of the film is designed to fulfill a critical purpose — while the antimicrobial inner surface helps control odour, additional layers provide enhanced strength and secure bonding. In addition to being as quiet, soft and discreet as current products, the film provides another important benefit: it's PVC, PVdC and plasticiser-free.

    • 3M medical label materials
      3M medical label materials

      Proven 3M performance label materials build confidence into medical and pharmaceutical labelling solutions for bags, vials, syringes, bottles, tubes and equipment.

    • Vancive launches a non-silicone repositionable tape
      Vancive launches a non-silicone repositionable tape

      This new Vancive product is gentle, repositionable at use and conformable. Its unique formulation allows for initial removal and repositioning for skin contact applications...

    • 3M medical market solutions
      3M medical market solutions

      Tapes, fasteners and films to improve the design and production of durable and disposable devices.

    • 3M 9795R microfluidic diagnostic medical tape – Product spotlight
      3M 9795R microfluidic diagnostic medical tape – Product spotlight

      When medical diagnoses and treatments depend on the accuracy of the lab on a chip, it is critical that the materials used in their construction...

    • Automated assembly capabilities
      Automated assembly capabilities

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated equipment.  

      Learn more about AccuPlace solutions here

    • Medical tape converting capabilities
      Medical tape converting capabilities

      Learn about our medical tape converting activities for supplying the healthcare market.

      Browse medical grade materials here and learn more about...

    • Bonding and mounting products
      Bonding and mounting products

      Learn about the bonding and mounting tapes available from Parafix.

      Browse double sided materials here.