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By Kate Gluck on  3/29/2021

Medical Adhesive Tapes Applications for Custom Die Cutting

Rolls of medical pressure sensitive adhesive tape on blue medical cloth

โ€œHospital capacityโ€ has become a familiar term as the world deals with COVID-19. But balancing the demand for care and available hospital beds is not a new challenge. It is one of the primary drivers of the adoption of telehealth and remote patient monitoring solutions.

Medical-grade adhesive tapes are an integral part of remote patient monitoring solutions and devices. Without them, medical devices would not exist today. As demand for telehealth and remote patient monitoring solutions is expanding, so is the need for medical-grade die-cut foams, non-wovens, and adhesives.

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  1. Precision Die-Cut Adhesive Tapes & Medical Applications
  2. Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Long-Term, Skin-Contact
    1. 3Mโ„ข Medical Tape 1530
    2. Berry Global Polykenยฎ 3614C
    3. DermaMed Coatings Company DM 2080/2095
  3. Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Short-Term, Skin-Contact & Wearable Devices
    1. Polykenโ“‡ 3395A
    2. 3Mโ„ข 9969 Diagnostic Microfluidic Adhesive Transfer Medical Tape
  4. Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Medical Device Assembly
  5. Medical Adhesive Tapes Applications: Surgical Drapes
    1. 3Mโ„ข Medical Tape 1510
    2. DermaMed DM 8018 and DM8019
  6. Medical Adhesive Tapes Selection Tools
  7. Partner with JBC Technologies on Your Medical Adhesive Tape Die-Cutting Project

Precision Die-Cut Adhesive Tapes & Medical Applications

Precision die-cut foams, non-wovenfabrics, and medical-grade adhesive tapes are all used to assemble medical components.

Pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, however, can be used to attach on-body medical monitoring devices, surgical dressings, incise drape solutions, and more.

Various medical-grade adhesive tape products support the medical device industry, from nonwoven, breathable tapes that comfortably conform to human skin to non-irritating medical-grade acrylic tapes designed to attach or assemble medical devices.ย 

In this blog post, we'll highlight a select handful of the hundreds of industry-leading pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes suited for various medical applications. So, if you're ready to learn more about some of the best medical-grade and stick-to-skin adhesive tapes on the market, let's get into it.

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Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Long-Term, Skin-Contact

3Mโ„ข Medical Tape 1530

A single-sided, breathable nonwoven fabric tape. Suggested applications include:

  • Cover tape for finished device
  • Attaching or securing electrodes
  • Wound care dressing

Berry Global Polykenยฎ 3614C

A non-woven, single-coated long-term wear pressure-sensitive tape with a non-sensitizing acrylic adhesive that can be used in:

  • Electrodes: ECG, EKG, and TENS devices
  • Medical device attachment applications
  • Island dressings

DermaMed Coatings Company DM 2080/2095

For more extended wear, DM 2080 features a 34oz polyester spunlace carrier with a more aggressive hybrid acrylic/synthetic rubber adhesive.

DermaMed DM 2095 is a medium to long-term wear adhesive tape with a 34oz polyester spunlace carrier coated on one side with a medical-grade acrylic adhesive and supplied on a paper liner.

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Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Short-Term, Skin-Contact & Wearable Devices

A flexible, conformable medical-grade tape, Polykenโ“‡ 3395A has a rubber adhesive that acts as a light block for light-sensitive devices requiring short-term wear. It can be used in:

  • Mounting and laminating electronic components
  • Medical device components
  • Patient monitoring solutions
  • Medical device assembly
  • Sensor components
  • Pulse oximetry devices

3Mโ„ข 9969 Diagnostic Microfluidic Adhesive Transfer Medical Tape is a transparent, low residual adhesive tape with a wide range of recommended applications:

  • General medical device use
  • Lateral flow blood glucose monitoring test strips
  • Transfer tape for test strip applications
  • 'Lab-on-a-chip' diagnostic consumable constructions

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Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Medical Device Assembly

Polykenโ“‡ 2911B Double-Coated Tape - Differential is a non-irritating medical-grade acrylic with differential coatings that can be used in:

  • Surgical drape fabrication and assembly
  • Medical device attachment
  • Medical device assembly
  • Surgical drape attachment: drape to drape, drape to skin

Medical Adhesive Tape Applications: Surgical Drapes

3Mโ„ข Medical Tape 1510, Double Sided High Tack Conformable Polyethylene, 54#  Liner, Configurable | 3M United States3Mโ„ข Medical Tape 1510 is a fluid-resistant, conformable, double-sided high tack polyethylene tape with a synthetic rubber adhesive that can be used in

  • Low profile construction
  • General medical device use
  • Surgical drape construction

DermaMed DM 8018 and DM8019 are double-coated polyethylene film tapes that can be used effectively in surgical drape construction.

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Medical Adhesive Tapes Selection Tools

Selecting a suitable medical or skin-contact adhesive tape can depend on many performance requirements and environmental factors. This can be confusing. No need to worry, though; JBC is here to help.ย  Give us a call and let your team help you find the solution that will provide the highest value to you and your customers.ย 

Want to do some advance searching online first? Berry Global and 3M offer unique product selector search tools to help you discover the right products for your end-use applications.

Partner with JBC Technologies on Your Medical Adhesive Tape Die-Cutting Project

JBC Technologies is a leader in providing precision die-cutting and adhesive tape converting solutions for the medical industry. From long-term wearable adhesive applications to diagnostic strips and test kit components, we work with you to produce die-cut parts that match your high standards.

Our engineering focus allows us to measure and control quality, work toward zero defects, and uncover ways to add value to your applications and manufacturing processes. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more.

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