Medical-Grade Materials

Choosing the right medical-grade material begins with a deep dive into how the device would work. Does your device stick to skin? And if so, how long? What types of conditions would the device be exposed to? Any fasteners?

When it comes down to the final design, you want a converting partner with the expertise to make the final selection, and the capabilities to fabricate it. That’s an apt description of ABLE.

At ABLE, we:

  • Maintain an inventory of 3M™ medical-grade materials.
  • Have years of in-house expertise of 3M™’s medical-grade materials.
  • Receive priority access through our longstanding preferred partnership.

Browse our guide of medical-grade materials and give us a call.

3M™ Medical Tapes & Films

3M™ Double-Coated Medical Tapes

Carrier can have rubber or acrylic adhesive, or one of each on either side. Carriers lend stability to the structure of the device and improve handling.

Common double-coated medical tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 1509 Medical Tape, Polyethylene Film with a Tackified Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1510 Medical Tape, HiTack PE tape with a Synthetic Rubber
    Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1513 DC Medical Polyester Tape with a Tackified Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1522 Double Coated Medical Tape, PE Film with Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1522H DC Medical Tape with Aggressive Tackified Hot Melt Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1567 High Adhesion DC PET Tape with Synthetic Rubber Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1587 DC Medical Gentle “2-in-One” Differential PET Film Tape
  • 3M™ 1597 Double Sided Differential PET Medical Tape
  • 3M™ 9874 Double Coated Medical Tape, PE Film with Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 9877 Double Sided Transparent Medical Polyester Tape
  • 3M™ 9889 Double Sided Medical PE Tape for HSE & LSE substrates
  • 3M™ 9917 Medical Tape, Double Sided Spunlaced Nonwoven Fabric

3M™ Hydrocolloid Adhesive Tapes Image of 3M™

Used for wound dressings and medical devices, hydrocolloid tape is thick, absorbent and cushioning.

Common hydrocolloid adhesive tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 9943 Medical Hydrocolloid Tape, Single Sided Polyurethane Backing
  • 3M™ 9943J Medical Hydrocolloid Tape, Single Sided Polyurethane Backing
  • 3M™ 9944 Medical Hydrocolloid Tape, with a Synthetic Rubber PSA
  • 3M™ 9945J Medical Hydrocolloid Tape, Heatsealable Polyethylene Backing

3M™ Medical Specialty Components

Flexform Wire Tapes consist of wires, extruded in a colored plastic, with pressure-sensitive adhesive laminated on the smooth side. Used to make wound dressings and for medical devices. Sticks to a variety of surfaces and easily cut to the desired length.

Common medical specialty components for custom converters

  • 3M™ 9779B Medical Component, Flexform Wire Tape, Blue
  • 3M™ 9779W Medical Component, Flexform Wire Tape, White
  • 3M™ 9818B Medical Component, Flexfoam Closures, White
  • 3M™ 9818G Medical Component, Flexfoam Closures, Tan
  • 3M™ 9823D Medical Component, Flexform Wire Tape Strips, Blue

3M™ Nonwoven Medical Tapes

Suited for using as a cover tape for a finished device, and can be integrated with medical devices, electrodes and wound care dressings.

Common nonwoven medical tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 1529 Medical Tape, Single Sided Microporous Rayon Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 1530 Medical Tape, Single Sided Microporous Rayon
    Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 1530L Medical Tape, Single Sided Microporous Rayon
    Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 1533 Medical Tape, Single Sided Microporous Tan Rayon Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 1533L Medical Tape, Single Sided Microporous Rayon Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 1776 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyester Spunlace Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 4076 Medical Tape, Polyester Spunlace Nonwoven Extended Wear
  • 3M™ 4077 Medical Tape, Elastic Blend
  • Nonwoven Extended Wear
  • 3M™ 9904 Medical Tape, Single Sided High Tack Elastic Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 9907HTW Medical Tape, Single Sided Elastic Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 9907T Medical Tape, Single Sided Elastic Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 9907W Medical Tape, Single Sided Elastic Nonwoven Fabric
  • 3M™ 9916 Medical Tape, Single Sided Spunlace Nonwoven Fabric

3M™ Self-Adherent Wrap

Stretchy material sticks to itself but not to skin and other materials. Can be used to secure wound dressings and compresses.

Self-adherent wrap for custom converters

  • 3M™ 9902BLF Medical Self Adherent Wrap, Black, Latex-Free

3M™ Red-dot Monitoring Electrode

3M™ offers a portfolio of 13 electrodes to meet the unique needs of your patients and the medical device that’s processing critical health data it’s collecting in real time. 3M™’s Red-Dot portfolio offers various sizes, backings, adhesive strengths and packaging options. Because you need a monitoring electrode that’s not only
right for the device, but it also has to meet the specific conditions of the patient.

3M™ Foam Medical Tapes

Elastic and comfortable, medical foam tape is commonly used to secure wound dressing and medical devices. Medical foam tapes are resistant to fluids and made with closed cell foam.

Common foam medical tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 1772 Medical Foam Tape, Single Sided White PE with Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1773 Medical Foam Tape, Single Sided White PE with Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 1774T Medical Foam Tape, Single Sided Tan PE with Acrylic Adhesive
  • 3M™ 9776 Medical Foam Tape, Single Sided Polyethylene with Acrylic
  • 3M™ 9777L Single Sided Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Medical Foam Tape
  • 3M™ 9780 Single Sided Blue Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Medical Foam Tape
  • 3M™ 9781 Single Sided Ivory Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Medical Foam Tape

3M™ Medical Fasteners

3M™ Medical Fasteners are an adhesive-free option for disposable medical and diagnostics. Easy to open with a high shear strength.

Common medical fastener tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 7330 Medical Loop Fastener, Low Profile
  • 3M™ 7331 Medical Loop Fastener, Low Profile with Adhesive
  • 3M™ 7334 Medical Hook Fastener, Low Profile
  • 3M™ 7335 Medical Hook Fastener, Low Profile with Adhesive
  • 3M™ 7336 Medical Hook Fastener, Low Profile
  • 3M™ 7337 Medical Loop Fastener, Low Profile with Adhesive

3M™ Medical Transfer Adhesive

Medical Transfer Adhesive is fluid resistant and can be made with high tack adhesive — synthetic rubber or acrylic.

Common medical transfer adhesive for custom converters

  • 3M™ 1504XL High Tack Adhesive Transfer Medical Tape
  • 3M™ 1524 Medical Transfer Adhesive, Fiber Filled Polyester
  • 3M™ 1524A Medical Transfer Adhesive, Polyester Fiber Filled
  • 3M™ 4075 Medical Transfer Adhesive, Extended Wear, Poly Liner

3M™ Release Liners

Medical release liners can be printed and made from paper, polypropylene or polyester.

Common release liners for custom converters

  • 3M™ 1361 Medical Release Liner, 83# Paper
  • 3M™ 9955 Medical Release Liner, Polypropylene, Fluoropolymer
  • 3M™ 9956 Medical Release Liner, Polyester, Fluoropolymer
  • 3M™ 9968 Medical Release Liner, 63# Paper

3M™ Plastic Medical Tapes

Available in a variety of plastics, certain plastic medical tapes have a high moisture vapor transmission rate, fluid resistance and provide a liquid barrier. Compatible with medical devices and can be used as cover tape for finished device.

Common plastic medical tapes for custom converters

  • 3M™ 1502 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyethylene, 60# Liner
  • 3M™ 1503 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyethylene, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 1516 Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Polyester without Liner
  • 3M™ 1521 Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Polyethylene, 83# Liner
  • 3M™ 1523 Medical Tape, Single Sided Blush Tan Polyethylene, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 1525L Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Polyethylene, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 1526 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyethylene, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 1527 Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Perforated
  • 3M™ 1527ENP Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Embossed
  • 3M™ 1527LX Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Perforated
  • 3M™ 9830 Medical Tape, Single Sided Transparent Polyethylene, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 9832F Medical Film, Polyurethane on White 78# Carrier
  • 3M™ 9832W Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyurethane on White 78# Carrier
  • 3M™ 9834 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyurethane on White 78# Carrier
  • 3M™ 9835 Medical Tape, Single Sided White Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Polyethylene, 83# Liner
  • 3M™ 9836 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyurethane, 78# Liner
  • 3M™ 9841 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyurethane, 78# Liner
  • 3M™ 9860 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyester, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 9865 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyethylene, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 9865A Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyethylene, 54# Liner
  • 3M™ 9948 Medical Tape, Single Sided Thermoplastic Elastomer, 63# Liner
  • 3M™ 9952 Medical Tape, Single Sided Polyester, 63# Liner

ROGERS Medical Tapes

Rogers PORON® Medical Firm Polyurethane

PORON® Medical Firm polyurethane absorbs energy and offers greater push-back force for applications requiring firmer resistance and support. Its microcellular structure is open-cell and breathable for long-term comfort and durability.

Common PORON® Medical Firm Polyurethane for custom converters

  • PORON® MF Energy Absorbing

Rogers PORON® Medical Soft Cushioning Polyurethane

Its multiple medical applications offer the end user long-term comfort with breathability and softness. Used in a variety of medical applications, including device cushioning, head support, furnishings and more.

  • PORON® Medical (Soft Cushioning)
  • PORON® Medical (Soft – Supporting)

Rogers PORON® Medical Slow Recover Polyurethane

Used for cushioning and wound dressing, Slow Recover Polyurethane rebounds slowly when compressed, so it can create a custom fit and contour. Material returns to its original shape when not in use.

Common PORON® Medical Slow Recover Polyurethane custom converters

  • PORON® MSRVS Medical Slow Recovery, Very Soft
  • PORON® MSRS Medical Slow Recovery, Soft
  • PORON® MSRF Medical Slow Recovery, Firm
  • PORON® MSRVF Medical Slow Recovery, Very Firm

Sekisui Medical Adhesives

Sekisui ST-Gel™

Hydrogel medical adhesive offers cooling and soothing effects on the skin, containing water, electrolytes, humectant in a hydrophilic polymer matrix. Applications include biological electrodes, biological adhesives, wound dressings and cooling sheets. Available in a range of adhesive options for various applications, including sensing, stimulating, grounding, electrodes or wearable devices.
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ CR
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ HIT
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ SR
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ NR
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ AG
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ LN
  • Sekisui ST-gel™ LS

Axelgaard

Axelgaard AmGel Hydrogel

AmGel Hydrogel is a special system that delivers multiple layers of adhesive hydrogels to provide soothing comfort to patients while offering medical providers a refastenable system.

  • Sensing
  • Skin care
  • Wound care
  • Defibration
  • Surgical grounding pads
  • Stimulations
  • Fixation

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