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  • About medical grade film and foil

    Our range of medical grade films and foils include a selection of hydrophilic films, bioassay compatible tapes, spacer and top tapes. Learn about these in more detail below. Utilising our range of converting capabilities, we can customise these materials into intricate die-cut pieces, sheets or roll form.

    Hydrophilic medical grade films

    Hydrophilic films provide fast and reliable spreading of liquid samples through your diagnostic device. They are available in a range of thicknesses and shapes to suit your design criteria. Applications include patient self-testing kits, laboratory test kits and lab-on-a-chip constructions. 

    Hydrophilic film characteristics include:

    • Non-leaching hydrophilic coating technology
    • Sterilisable by gamma
    • Fast and reliable fluid flow
    • Excellent ageing stability
    • Dimensionally stable film
    • Low contact angle for optimal wettability
    • Proven compatibility with many enzymes
    • Transparent polyester film

    Bioassay compatible tapes

    Bioassay compatible tapes consist of select diagnostic acrylate adhesives and materials, including polyester, polyolefin and aluminium backings. They minimise the potential for chemical and/or optical interference, making them the ideal product for your microfluidic requirements.We offer a range of single or double sided bioassay compatible tapes, in white, silver or transparent. Applications include lab-on-a-chip constructions, test strip top tape and sealing of biological assays and microplates.

    Bioassay tape characteristics:

    • Sterilisable by EtO and gamma
    • Chemically inert
    • Heatsealable
    • Non-fluorescing and low auto-fluorescing
    • Pierceable (foils)
    • Oxygen and moisture resistant
    • Non-clouding features when exposed to moisture

    Double sided spacers and top tapes 

    Double sided spacers and top tapes consist of select bioassay compatible adhesives and materials, including polyester, polyolefin and aluminium backings. They minimise the potential for chemical interference, as well as aid in the manufacture and use of your device, making them the ideal product for your microfluidic requirements. We offer a range of single or double sided spacers and top tapes, in white, silver or transparent. Applications include diagnostic spacers and lateral flow test strips.

    Spacer and top tape characteristics:

    • Sterilisable by EtO and gamma
    • Chemically inert
    • Heatsealable
    • Non-fluorescing and low auto-fluorescing
    • Non-clouding features when exposed to moisture
    • Pierceable (foils)
    • Oxygen and moisture resistant
  • Search medical grade films and foils

    Browse through our range of medical grade film and foil products below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague. 


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    • D/S or S/S
    • Breathable
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    • Fluid resist backing
    • Hypoallergenic
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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.

    Title Stock status Adhesive Breathable Carrier Colour Conformability D/S or S/S Fluid resist backing Hypoallergenic Manufacturer / SOS Max length (m) Max width (cm) MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs) Sterilisation method Thickness (mm)
    3M™ 9965 3M™ 9965 3 Acrylic No PET White Low Double sided Yes No 3M™ 320 122 No data EtO & Gamma 0.09
    3M™ 9792R 3M™ 9792R 3 Acrylic No Aluminium foil Silver High Single sided Yes No 3M™ 457 106.7 No data EtO & Gamma 0.07
    3M™ 9793R 3M™ 9793R 3 Acrylic No PP Transparent Medium Single sided Yes No 3M™ 457 122 No data EtO 0.08
    3M™ 9795R 3M™ 9795R 1 Silicone No PP Transparent Medium Single sided Yes No 3M™ 675 122 No data No data 0.1
    Adhesives Research 90445 Adhesives Research 90445 3 Acrylic No data PET Clear No data Double sided No data No Adhesives Research No data No data No data No data 0.08
    Adhesives Research 90880 Adhesives Research 90880 3 Silicone No data PP Transparent No data Double sided No data No Adhesives Research No data No data No data No data 0.1
    3M™ 9960 3M™ 9960 3 None No PET Transparent Low Double sided Yes No 3M™ 1463 124.5 No data No data 0.17
    3M™ 9962 3M™ 9962 3 None No PET Transparent Low Double sided Yes No 3M™ 2377 124.5 No data No data 0.1
    3M™ 9964 3M™ 9964 3 Acrylic No PET Transparent Medium Single sided Yes No 3M™ 320 122 No data EtO & Gamma 0.06
  • Tape in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of our applications utilising medical grade films and foils. 


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  • Customising your adhesive material

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your film or foil 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. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.


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