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3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tape 1538-3

  • 3M ID 70200722455

High strength for durability.

Adheres well to dry skin.


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  • High strength for durability
  • Adheres well to dry skin
  • Conformable
  • Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients
  • Convenient bi-directional tear for easy tailoring
  • Versatile
  • Water-resistant

3 inch x 10 yard (7,5cm x 9,14m) Silk-like, hypoallergenic tape, standard roll

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3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tape

Designed for strength and versatility.

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    Strong adhesion.

    Good adhesion to skin.

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    Easy to use.

    Tape can be torn lengthwise and crosswise to create a variety of sizes as needed.

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    Versatile adhesion.

    Adheres to dry skin, tubes, devices and itself.

  • illustration of applying tape to skin wihtout pulling or stretching
    Apply tape to skin without pulling or stretching.

    Pulling or stretching during application may result in tension blisters as tape attempts to return to its original state.

  • illustration of applying firm pressure to activate the tape adhesive and fully contact skin
    Apply firm pressure to activate the adhesive and fully contact skin.

    Acrylate adhesives are pressure sensitive.

  • illustration of removing tape by loosening the tape's leading edge
    To remove, loosen the tape’s leading edge.

    Do not pull the tape perpendicular to the skin. For tape that is strongly adhered to the skin, consider using a medical grade adhesive remover to soften the adhesive along the peel line.

  • illustration of removing tape by stabilizing skin and removing the tape low and slow
    Stabilize skin and remove the tape “low and slow”.

    Stabilize the skin with one finger at the peel line and continuously move it along the peel line (ideally in the direction of hair growth) to support the skin during removal.

Suggested applications
  • Securing tubing and devices
  • Anchoring bulky dressings
  • Immobilizing fingers & toes
  • Stabilizing finger splints



1. 3M data on file. EM-05-241299. 2. 3M data on file. TECH REPORT-05-742819.