3M touts new tape that sticks to moist skin, tubes and itself

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3M said its new Durapore advanced surgical tape outperformed competitors’ products and an earlier version of its own surgical tape in tests of three key securement areas.

The tests measured adhesion to tubing, adhesion to skin after moisture occurs and edge lift.  In another company study of the force needed to pull a tube from sweaty, moist skin, Durapore required 44%  more force on average than other tapes, 3M noted.

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