Securement in critical applications is inherently difficult. There are different surfaces to consider, like skin and a device or tube, and also factors like sweat, saliva and moisture that can compromise adhesion. When you need adhesive technology you can count on, you need the power of 3M™ Durapore™ Advanced Surgical Tape.
While other medical tapes may lose adhesion on oily or diaphoretic skin, or in high-moisture environments, Durapore Advanced Tape is better at maintaining adhesion.¹
Edge lift can lead to adhesion failure, which in turn can increase the risk of extubation or dislodgement. In several studies, Durapore Advanced Tape demonstrated minimal edge lift or adhesive weakening after 72 hours of wear.¹ ²
Adhesives in critical applications and/or challenging conditions must be able to secure in several modes: to skin, to tubes, to devices and to their own backing. While other medical tapes can fail in one or more of these modes, Durapore Advanced Tape adheres consistently in all of them.
Durapore Advanced Tape required 44% more pull force (lbs.) to dislodge a tube from diaphoretic/moist skin after application.¹
Durapore Advanced Tape had significantly fewer adhesion failures in a study of 32 dislodgement scenarios.¹
Edge lift occurred significantly less frequently with Durapore Advanced Tape than competitor tapes.¹
¹3M data on file. EM-05-014441.
²3M data on file. EM-05-014427.