• Reinventing surgical drapes.

    3M Trifecta
    Reinventing surgical drapes.

    • 3M Amaize

      3M Infection Prevention Solutions is dedicated to developing sustainable solutions. To deliver on this promise, we challenged ourselves to rethink our surgical drapes–to develop a drape that was better for the planet, for patients and for OR staff. Introducing the improved 3M™ Steri-Drape™ Surgical Drapes, now made with plant-based renewable resources, featuring the same high-quality properties our customers expect from us: strike-through-resistant barrier, strength, adhesion, drapeability and low linting, plus improved absorption and ease of application.

      3M™ Steri-Drape™ Surgical Drapes reduce the environmental impact of medical disposables by decreasing the use of fossil fuels1 and reducing CO2 emissions. 1 Here’s what’s new:

      • Nonwoven layer contains 95% renewable plant-based material 2, 3
      • 62% of entire fabric made from renewable plant-based material 2
      • 18% fewer fossil fuel resources used throughout the product life cycle 1
      • 10% less CO2 emitted during the product life cycle 1

      We are on a journey with our customers to develop ingenious, sustainable solutions that help address global healthcare challenges, while protecting the environment and promoting a healthier world.


      1. Life Cycle Assessment per ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 and validated by PE INTERNATIONAL
      2. Tested per ASTM D6866 by Beta Analytic Inc.
      3. Certification by Vinçotte