3M introduces next-gen silicone adhesives

The new 2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is repositionable, flexible and conformable to work well with various medical devices, including continuous glucose monitoring systems, wearable monitors, sleep and incontinence devices.

2480 3M Single-Coated Medical Nonwoven Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner

3M introduces a next-generation silicone adhesive known as 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes. The first of its class is the 2480 3M Single Coated Medical Nonwoven Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner, featuring longer wear times, supporting heavier devices and offering more secure adhesion, while providing all the traditional benefits of 3M’s base silicone adhesive portfolio.

Marcello Napol, Vice President, 3M Medical Device Solutions said: “Medical devices are essential, and engineers need confidence their adhesive is strong enough to secure a heavier device for longer duration without causing trauma to the patient’s skin upon removal. We leveraged 3M’s 55+ years of skin adhesive know-how to push the envelope of silicone adhesives and create a new product that bridges this gap. The 2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is the first of its kind to offer the repositionable, gentle properties of silicone and achieve up to a four-day wear time, supporting heavier, more complex devices.”

The new 2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is repositionable, flexible and conformable to work well with various medical devices, including continuous glucose monitoring systems, wearable monitors, sleep and incontinence devices. It is strongly bonded to the backing to minimize residue on both skin and production equipment. The 2480 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is compatible with ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization.