Choosing the right medical tape can be difficult. You must consider the patient, their health, comfort, what conditions the solution will encounter and whether the product is medical grade (which, you can assume, it will likely have to be!).
But regardless of the reasoning behind using double-sided 3m medical tape products, you can trust it comes with a range of benefits that make it so outrageously reliable.
Let’s take a look at some of those benefits below:
It is highly versatile
The double-sided variety can produce both permanent and temporary bonds on many substrates and surfaces. They are typically used in the healthcare industry, as they are the perfect choice for applications that require adherence to human skin, including ostomy devices and wound care situations. Other applications include healthcare device assembly, diagnostic devices and test strips.
They are made even more versatile by the fact they come in a range of backings, colours and thicknesses.
They are super strong
Although we are focusing on healthcare in this particular blog, you can be sure that this solution is incredibly strong, especially as it is utilised in other industries like the automotive industry, where it is used to replace fasteners and rivets to join panels together. This being said, the adhesion levels are typically adjusted as required for healthcare requirements (regarding long or short-term wear), which further ensures that the solution can be calmly and carefully removed from all skin types.
They are converter-friendly
Containing a high level of construction and dimensional stability for healthcare purposes makes it easy to convert the solution to create numerous die cut components and meet tight tolerances. This variation can also be cut to custom shapes as well as slit with custom widths.
Regardless of its assembly process – machine or hand-applied automation – completed components are available in a range of formats that are most suitable for its use:
- Parts on a liner sheet;
- Individual items with a liner on one or multiple sides
- Pieces wound on a liner roll
The ultimate converters – full service converters – require added time to get a better idea of the solution’s function and the existing processes to determine which solution will work best in a particular scenario, often using a controlled environment to produce the conversion into particular healthcare products.
They come in a wide variety
Converters regularly form productive working relationships with 3M medical tape products manufacturers, with the optimal achievement being that of a 3M Preferred Converter. These converters have ample experience with difficult tasks, can source double-sided solutions from the manufacturer at discount prices as well as have access to the most advanced cutting materials.
There is a higher level, that of the 3M Preferred Converter of 3M Medical Materials and Technologies, which demonstrates advanced knowledge and leadership in the industry. This field contains an expert team of process and product development engineers who implement a comprehensive quality management system through the use of state of the art technology.
It’s the most reliable on the market
At the end of the day, you can always trust this solution to be the most reliable on the market. With its incredible versatility, strength, converter-friendly properties and its wide variety, there is no going past the legendary 3M name when it comes to producing the ultimate double-sided solution.
This is why healthcare professionals across the world proudly use this variety when it comes to offering the best outcome for patients.