3M Medical Tape Products | Foam Tapes - Paper Tapes and More!
3M Medical Tape is a type of adhesive tape used in medicine and first aid to secure bandages or transparent dressings onto a wound. 3M Tape is designed to firmly fasten onto skin, wound dressings, and latent layers of tape, without damaging skin during removal.
3M Tape, generally, is permeable, which allows air to penetrate the tape and reach your skin. Breathable tape, such as cloth tape, is typically made of cotton or polyester. 3M Paper Tape, also known as surgical tape, is frequently white because it contains zinc oxide. Zinc oxide helps to prevent infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as staph infection. 3M Paper tape, additionally, is microporous, which means that the material's pores are microscopic, yet still breathable.
Some individuals may have sensitive skin and experience allergic reactions to some tapes. However, 3M Medical Tape offers a full line of hypoallergenic and latex-free medical adhesive tapes that will completely circumvent the possibility of you having an allergic reaction. Whether you have sensitive skin or not, 3M has the medical tape for your specific needs.
See 3M Medical Tape Application Tips for trouble-free taping applications.