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Avery Dennison Medical Solutions Surgical Drape Tapes and Incise Film Products Satisfy Challenging Application Requirements


CHICAGO – April 24, 2012 – Avery Dennison Medical Solutions has developed a new highly breathable and conformable medical foam tape that provides comfortable, breathable securement and can serve as a backing material in multiple constructions including multi-layer wound dressings and fixation devices.

“Our new tape, named MED 5663U, excels in two key performance measures—conformability and breathability,” says Barbara Van Rymenam, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions global market segment manager. “Plus, it offers breathability comparable to transparent polyurethane films.”

Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), develops adhesive and material technologies for medical applications.

Conformable Carrier, Gentle Adhesive
Sold as a component, MED 5663U medical foam tape consists of a soft polyurethane carrier, skin-friendly acrylic adhesive and a paper release liner. The tape’s tan-colored carrier has a film and foam laminate structure and features a smooth outer layer that minimizes friction from clothes, bedding and other fabrics. The carrier conforms to body contours and permits free movement without stretching the skin.

The medical foam tape’s adhesive is coated without solvents, helping address concerns about their potential environmental impact. The adhesive is a UV-curable acrylic with a high moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) of 1200 g/24h/m². Its exceptional breathability supports a moist wound environment and minimizes skin maceration or softening. It also can help prevent damage to skin around the wound.

MED 5663U medical foam tape meets ISO 10993 biocompatibility requirements for cytotoxicity, irritation and sensitization, and can be incorporated into products intended for professional use. In applications requiring high absorbency, the foam tape can be combined with a hydrocolloid pad, a gauze pad or a pad containing absorbents. The foam tape is water resistant and acts as a barrier against external contaminants and bacteria. Customers can also choose to print on its paper liner and polyurethane carrier.





MENTOR, Ohio – June 8, 2010 – A broad range of incise films and bordering, assembly, fenestration and fixation tapes are now available from Avery Dennison Medical Solutions.

Incise Films

Transparent, non-reflective and highly comfortable PU films from Avery Dennison Medical Solutions provide breathability required for virtually any procedure, even in difficult to drape areas. Efficient application systems, such as handling bars and adhesive-free areas, make the films easy to position and apply. The films offer superior adhesion in difficult and moist conditions throughout sustained operating conditions. A range of economical PE and EMA films is also available for shorter procedures.


Drape Tapes
Drape tapes that fill a wide range of skin adhesion needs are available as bordering tapes, fenestration tapes and OP strips. The tapes can be produced with proprietary adhesives, such as WetStick™, which
adheres securely to skin even when the drape becomes wet during prolonged surgery.

  • Bordering tapes form a highly secure adhesive band for the edge of a drape. An optional finger lift permits easy liner removal at the point of use. A new series of high performance transfer tapes offers users greater conformability and an economical alternative to double-coated tapes.
  • Assembly tapes offer optimum performance in overlapping drape applications. The adhesive used offers an ideal balance between cohesion and adhesion.
  • Fenestration tapes incorporate high-performance double-coated tapes with two liners for conversion efficiency. Customers can specify a finger lift to facilitate removal and/or the tape can be back-split to ease removal from large areas.
  • OP Strips offer optimum performance for fixing devices and tubes to a drape. The single-coated strips use either a non-woven or filmic carrier. They are available with a fingerlift for ease of application and can be supplied in rolls or sheets.


Custom Solutions
For applications requiring a customized single-use solution, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions offers engineering services, as well as in-house coating, laminating, slitting and converting, and sheeting capabilities.




About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) helps make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. For more than 75 years the company has been a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and materials, retail branding and information solutions, and organization and identification products for offices and consumers. A FORTUNE 500 company with sales of $6.5 billion in 2010, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and has employees in over 60 countries. For more information, visit


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