3M recently announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that reportedly balances strength, flexibility, and comfort—the 2484 3M™ Single Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner. 3M reports that the 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is breathable and conformable, and it enables up to a seven-day wear time and minimizes skin cell removal.

“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,” said Chad Reed, global business director of 3M Medical Device Solutions. “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.

“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) sterilization compatible and compliant with ISO 10993 parts 5 and 10. To learn more, visit www.3m.com/siliconescience.