Medical tape and custom adhesives for the next generation of medical devices and healthcare solutions
Converters, Inc. offers custom die cutting, precision tape slitting and laminating services for medical device manufacturers and the healthcare industry. As an FDA registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer, we prioritize cleanliness, accuracy and traceability. Our custom material converting services turn pressure sensitive tapes and adhesives into safe, medical-grade components to provide superior results for patients and caregivers. Healthcare OEMs and medical device manufacturers need dependable suppliers and manufacturing partners that can provide excellent quality and service. Our deep industry experience and extensive inventory of medical materials allows us to be that resource for you. Allow us to assist you in developing your next medical device or healthcare solution and experience the value of our custom converting services.
We work with all types of medical devices and healthcare solutions
Medical tape has many useful applications and we’ve worked with medical healthcare suppliers to create a wide range of healthcare solutions. From simple wound care products to complex, wearable medical devices, our solutions enhance product performance and increase manufacturing efficiency. Whether you’re looking to bond internal components or attach devices to skin, we can assist in developing solutions that exceed expectations.
Medical tape applications
- Wound dressings and bandages
- Diagnostic sensors and equipment
- Wearable medical devices
- Surgical and ostomy equipment
- Tubing, IVs and catheter attachments
- Drug delivery systems pumps
- EKG monitors
- Pulse oximeters
- Blood glucose monitors
- Ultrasound equipment
Medical materials expertise
Medical device OEMs work with Converters, Inc. because we offer unparalleled support for high quality medical grade materials. We provide our customers with innovative medical tape products and confidential layout support, and our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer all of your questions and assist in all phases of order processing. Offering an extensive and unique product inventory enables us to expedite your orders, and prototypes and customized trial orders are available upon request.
Not only are we a 3M™ Preferred Converter for all types of tape and adhesive products, but we are also a 3M™ Medical Materials & Technologies Preferred Converter. This means we are among a select group of tape converters with the knowledge and access to convert industry-leading 3M™ materials. We also maintain strong relationships with other major suppliers and guarantee an unsurpassed commitment to quality. Because we are registered as an FDA device manufacturer with total GMP adherence, our internal environmental monitoring and process control systems ensure a superior product. Our supplier relationships and material expertise help our customers shorten lead times and create truly outstanding products.
Medical tape converting services
We specialize in converting a full range of 3M™ pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes through custom die cutting, precision tape slitting, laminating and prototyping. We have the experience and knowledge to provide high-quality, reliable products for all your application needs, including holding, bonding, masking and component protection. By combining our suite of converting services with our extensive experience developing medical applications, we can advance your strategic goals and boost efficiency for your manufacturing operation.
Medical tape and stick-to-skin adhesives
Medical tape, also known as surgical tape, uses specialized, pressure-sensitive adhesives to efficiently hold dressings such as gauze and bandages in place, overtop wounds. It is typically made of hypoallergenic materials and can be either single-sided or double-sided, depending on its intended application. But choosing the right type of medical tape and stick-to-skin adhesives can be challenging. Product developers need to select adhesives that are strong and durable enough to achieve the intended wear time without damaging the patient’s skin during removal.
Experts need to consider things like:
- Age of the patient
- Wear time
- Skin properties (i.e., oily, dry, rough)
- Moisture management
- Patient mobility
- Patient allergies or sensitivities
Converters, Inc. can customize medical tape and other hypoallergic adhesives to create healthcare products that will hold strongly to skin and dressings without causing damage, while remaining flexible enough to allow the patient freedom of movement.
Types of medical tape
Every medical device or healthcare solution is unique, presenting different application requirements and manufacturability considerations. There are many types of medical tape available to help meet these needs.
Some of the most popular types of medical tape include:
Transpore polyethylene tapeThis hypoallergenic, translucent tape is composed of perforated, non-stretch polyethylene film. Medical practitioners can apply it quickly without the tape adhering to gloves and other surfaces. It is ideal for securing medical tubing and wound dressings as the tape can adhere to wet and blood-covered surfaces easily.
Micropore paper tapeThis tape consists of highly breathable, porous paper backed by an acrylate adhesive. A lightweight, gentle and hypoallergenic option, micropore paper tape is well suited for bandages, gauze and other dressings. Healthcare personnel can quickly tear and apply it in emergencies without the tape leaving adhesive residue after removal.
Durapore cloth tapeDurapore cloth tape is most suitable for adhesion to skin. It is breathable and can tear in any direction. Perfect for tubing, splints and wound dressings, durable cloth tape allows freedom of movement while securely holding items in place. When removed, this tape does not leave adhesive residue on the skin.
Waterproof tapeWaterproof adhesive tape is specifically fabricated to maintain adhesion when exposed to liquid. It is highly flexible and ideal for bandages on joints and digits, but medical personnel must apply it to dry skin in order for the adhesive to be effective.
Why medical manufacturers choose Converters, Inc.
At Converters, Inc., we take pride in turning pressure-sensitive adhesive products into superior, medical-grade tapes that are safe for a broad range of healthcare applications. Our operations meet FDA and ISO 9001:2015 certification standards for cleanliness, accuracy and traceability, and we strive to exceed customer expectations for quality and service. Our high-quality medical materials and custom converting services help our customers create truly outstanding medical devices and healthcare solutions.