Roll of 3M™ Duraporeᵀᴹ Advanced Surgical Tape held by hand

Meet 3Mᵀᴹ Duraporeᵀᴹ Advanced Surgical Tape.

A class-leading high-adhesion tape for critical applications.

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.

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    Exceptional adhesion in challenging conditions.

    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

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    Minimal edge lift.

    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

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    Adheres to skin, tubes, devices and itself.

    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.

See the power of purple in action.

  • Durapore Advanced Tape and a competitive tape adhered to diaphoretic skin
    Exercise test
  • Comparison of Durapore Advanced Tape to competitive tapes in a high-moisture test chamber
    High-moisture environment test
Durapore Advanced tape roll and sample kit

Discover the difference.

Seeing is believing. Experience the power of purple and see the advantages of Durapore Advanced Tape for yourself.

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  • References

    ¹3M data on file. EM-05-014441.

    ²3M data on file. EM-05-014427.

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