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Medical device adhesives – we’ll stick with you

Material selection and partner selection go hand in hand.


Device materials and components

With over 55 years in the medical adhesive business, no one knows skin better than 3M. We understand the unique challenges of this delicate surface and of the larger design process. As your partner from the beginning, we can help you choose the right materials for your needs and navigate your way to market, with confidence.

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    100 + years of sticky science

    Formulating and applying adhesives has been a core 3M technology since we started in business back in 1902.

    Today, 3M Medical materials and technologies offers a wide range of medical-grade tape, adhesive and film components used by MedTech manufacturers around the world.

    This includes 'skin-friendly' medical adhesive tape, intended for direct patient contact, and more aggressive medical-grade tapes, adhesives and closures used in the actual construction of medical devices made from plastic films, foams and fabrics.

    A guide to ‘go-to’ products for wearable medical device applications (PDF, 321KB)

    Learn more about 3M Solutions for Product Design

A comprehensive portfolio of medical adhesives and films

By bringing in 3M at the product conception stage, you can take advantage of this expertise to potentially speed up your MedTech design process — with solutions that can help improve device reliability, enhance performance and reduce costs. At the same time, you gain access to 3M’s technology portfolio — allowing you to expand your design options — as well as resources that include manufacturing guidance, global supply chain capabilities, product testing and clinical support. Whatever product development stage you’re at, we’re ready to help you succeed — by delivering great science with a personal touch.

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    Application considerations for basic skin adhesive challenges

    • Wear time
    • Comfort
    • Breathable
    • Gentle
    • Repositionable
    • Water resistant
    • Device shape
    • Coverage area

We'll Stick With You

We'll Stick With You

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3M MedTech White Papers

Find various 3M white papers and technical papers below – we’ve collected everything in one place to ensure you've always got a helping hand.


Find 3M resources to help you with product use, employee training, or various documents - we have collected everything in one place to ensure you've always got a helping hand.

  • Find a whole variety of 3M MedTech news articles and dates for events by clicking below.

  • 3M believes that training is a critical element in the correct use of our products. Click to access our training material to help you create awareness of education and training in your work places.

  • Interested in more information about our MedTech products and expertise? Click below to access our range of documents including white papers, case studies, reports and general marketing communications.

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