3M Micropore Surgical Tape - White

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
Item # Desc Pkg Price
1530-0 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1/2" x 10yd $0.02
1530-0 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1/2" x 10yd $0.36
1530-0 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1/2" x 10yd $3.64
1530-1 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1" x 10yd $0.05
1530-1 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1" x 10yd $0.47
1530-1 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1" x 10yd $4.50
1530-2 Micropore Surgical Tape, 2" x 10yd $0.07
1530-2 Micropore Surgical Tape, 2" x 10yd $0.40
1530-2 Micropore Surgical Tape, 2" x 10yd $3.99
1530-3 Micropore Surgical Tape, 3" x 10yd $0.08
1530-3 Micropore Surgical Tape, 3" x 10yd $0.36
1530-3 Micropore Surgical Tape, 3" x 10yd $3.75
3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape provides patients with a dependable choice for general-purpose taping. This white paper tape is thin, soft and flexible for improved patient comfort. It is ideal for repeated applications on fragile, sensitive skin and elderly patients.

Why use 3M Surgical Paper Tape?

  • Breathable and allows moisture to evaporate
  • Tears easily to size
  • Quick and easy application

What Are The Benefits of 3M Surgical Paper Tape?

  • 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape is excellent for general-purpose taping
  • Contains non-woven rayon and pressure-sensitive acrylate adhesive
  • Holds well on damp skin for secure placement
  • The Hypoallergenic adhesive is gentle to sensitive and fragile skin
  • 3m Micropore Tape allows moisture to escape without reducing adhesion
  • Micropore adhesive tape adheres well and leaves minimal residue on removal
  • Lightweight and promotes healing
  • 3M Micropore paper tape has gentle adhesion
  • A True breakthrough for patient safety and comfort
  • Reliably secures devices and dressings to skin
  • Micropore Tape maintains skin integrity
  • Ideal surgical tape for sensitive patients
  • Gentle to the skin
  • Economical single use rolls
  • Non-sterile
  • Radiolucent
  • Latex-free

When to use 3M Micropore Tape?

  • Securing ostomy appliances
  • Taping fragile, at-risk skin
  • Securing ophthalmology and other dressings
  • When repeated taping is needed
  • Securing small to medium dressings on damp skin
  • Securing lightweight tubing

3M Micropore Tape - Tips For Trouble Free Taping

What to buy with 3M Micropore Tape

How to use 3M Micropore Medical Paper Tape?

  • Apply the 3M Micropore Surgical Tape evenly to a clean, dry surface.
  • Apply the tape evenly by positioning and pressing down from the center towards the edges.
  • Optimize adhesion by firmly rubbing or pressing the tape backing. This will ensure that Micropore medical tape stays in place.
  • Never apply tape under tension. This may induce skin trauma in the form of blistering or skin tearing.

  • 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape Application Step 1  3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape Application Step 2

How to remove 3M Medical tape?

  • Loosen 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape ends.
  • Remove the tape in the direction of hair growth. Keep tape close to skin surface and slowly pull the tape back.
  • Support skin throughout removal.

  • Micropore Paper Tape Removal Instructions  3M Micropore Tape Removal Instructions

Storage And Shelf Life of 3M Surgical Tape

  • It is recommended that 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape be stored under normal conditions within the temperature range of 59 – 86 degrees F (15 – 30 degrees C)
  • 3M Micropore tape has a recommended shelf life of three years under these conditions

Can the 3M White Surgical Tape be Sterilized?

The following method was tested and proven reliable for sterilization and stable adhesion performance. It is tested with ethylene oxide residuals well within U.S. FDA guidelines:
  • Strips of microporous surgical tape arranged over a suitable release surface, e.g., glass, stainless steel, silicone-treated paper.
  • 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape sealed in appropriate sterilization pouch or wrapper
  • EtO sterilized warm cycle 55 degrees C (130-145 degrees F), minimum 1 hour exposure time (50% RH - 600 mg/liter, or equivalent)
  • Warm cycle aeration (temperature not to exceed 55 degrees C) for a minimum 20-hour cycle before use

Considerations While Choosing A Tape For Tube Or Dressing Securement

I. Degree of importance of tube or dressing

  • The more critical the tubing/dressing, the higher the adhesion required.
  • Strength of adhesion and backing may be more important than gentleness.
  • Gentle tapes with higher adhesion may be used without increasing the risk of skin trauma if properly applied and removed.
  • Some tapes are less gentle but are used for high initial adhesion, high long-term adhesion and high strength of backing.

II. Surface characteristics

Skin Type
  • Dry
  • Damp
  • Diaphoretic
  • Wet: secretions, leaking tubes
  • Weeping
  • Macerated
  • Oily
  • Hairy
  • Edematous
  • Intact vs. impaired skin integrity
  • Elastic vs. non-elastic
  • Fragile skin (elderly, very young)
  • “At-risk” (e.g., patient on systemic
    corticosteroids, chemotherapy; malnourished)
  • Flexing
  • Material
  • Weight
  • Conformability
  • Contour
  • Weight
  • Material: metal, plastic, other 
  • Diameter: small, large
  • Texture: smooth, ribbed, other
  • Material: PVC, silicone, other
  • Weight
  • Length
  • Potential for drag or pull
  • Other support (e.g., sutures, tunneling)

  • Heavy tubings require higher adhesion.
  • Bulky dressings require high conformability and may require greater adhesion.
  • Individual results may vary.

III. Activity level of patient

  • The more active the patient, the higher the adhesion required. 

IV. Potential for skin surface distention or movement

  • The risk of skin damage may be reduced by using tapes that stretch with skin distention or movement. 

V. Anticipated wear time

  • Tape adhesion generally builds over time. Breathable tapes are used for longer-term wear. 

VI. History and current medical conditions

  • History and current medical conditions should be studied e.g., allergies/ sensitivities to medical adhesives, medications, medical conditions.

3M Micropore Surgical Tape Reviews


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Laura     04/05/2017

Is Micropore tape sterile?


Customer Care    05/01/2019

3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape is sold clean but not sterile.



Barbara     09/24/2015

Instructions for application and removal?


Customer Service    09/07/2017

  • Apply 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape evenly to clean, dry surface 
  • Position and press down from centre outwards 
  • Maximise adhesion by firmly rubbing or pressing tape backing 
  • Never apply tape under tension
  • This may induce blistering or skin tearing

  • Loosen 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape ends 
  • Remove tape in direction of hair growth
  • Keep tape close to skin surface and slowly pull tape back 
  • Support skin throughout removal


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