New 3M silicone adhesive helps improve medical devices 22 April 2021

Medical device design engineers need adhesive solutions that are both gentle and secure to help support device compliance by end users. 3M has therefore announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that balances strength, flexibility and comfort – the 2484 3M™ Single Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack silicone adhesive on Liner.

The 2484 3M Hi-Tack silicone adhesive is breathable, conformable, enables up to a seven day wear time and minimises skin cell removal, making it the ideal candidate for applications on fragile skin. This is the second product to join the 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Portfolio, with 2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive, in a matter of months.

"In medical device design, patient safety is of the utmost importance, which is why we continue to focus on silicone adhesives and our Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Portfolio. Designing devices for people with more fragile skin, such as those with chronic diseases or on the opposite ends of the age spectrum, can be challenging; yet they can be the populations most in need of reliable wearable devices," said Chad Reed, global business director of 3M Medical Device Solutions.

"The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is gentle even on delicate skin, providing design engineers an adhesive that meets the needs of both the latest in medical device design and the people who wear them. By using 3M's 55+ years of skin adhesive experience, we help design engineers create dependable, feature-rich devices. The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is the latest advancement in that effort."

The 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilisation compatible and compliant with ISO 10993 parts 5 and 10.

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