Molnlycke Mepitac Soft Silicone Tape is a highly conformable, easily applicable, and easily removable medical tape. Mepitac tape uses Molnlycke's Safetac technology which assures secure fixation and atraumatic removal from the skin.
Mepitac Tape is commonly found in the neo-natal hospital unit because Mepitac is an ideal tape solution for patients with fragile and sensitive skin. It can also be found in the dialysis center because Mepitac can be lifted and re-applied making it an ideal tape for areas that need to be inspected and repositioned. Mepitac is designed for fixation of medical devices such as drains, tubes, probes, electrodes, IV cannulae and dressings. Mepitac offers gentle skin protection when used under tubes or other medical devices.
Molnlycke Mepitac Soft Silicone Tape is made of a soft silicone contact layer, a knitted fabric, and a breathable polyurethane film. Since silicone is inert, it does not interact chemically with the wound or have any effect upon the cells responsible for the healing process. Furthermore, because soft silicone dressings are easily removed, they do not traumatize the wound or the surrounding skin and therefore do not interfere with wound healing.
Mepitac Soft Silicone Tape can even be benificial in scar management. The soft silicone layer does not penetrate the skin or the scar. It flows over the uneven surface to create a large effective contact area over the surface, the skin and/or the scar. On the skin and over the scar for fixation and to create an environment that has empirically shown to be effective for scar management.