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3M Transpore Surgical Tape

Brand: 3M SKU: 1527-0
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1/2" (1.25cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-0
$0.89 Each

1/2" (1.25cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-0
$13.70 24/Pack

1/2" (1.25cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-0
$132.94 240/Case

1" (2.5 cm) x 1-1/2 yd (1.37 m), Single Use Roll

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1" (2.5 cm) x 1-1/2 yd (1.37 m), Single Use Roll

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$37.59 100/Pack

1" (2.5 cm) x 1-1/2 yd (1.37 m), Single Use Roll

SKU 1527S-1
$184.69 500/Case

1" (2.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-1
$1.29 Each

1" (2.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-1
$11.79 12/Pack

1" (2.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-1
$111.99 120/Case

2" (5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

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$4.39 Each

3" (7.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

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$4.25 Each

3" (7.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-3
$15.99 4/Pack

3" (7.5cm) x 10yd (9.14m), Standard Roll

SKU 1527-3
$157.79 40/Case
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3M Transpore Surgical Tape is a perforated, transparent medical tape that is easy to handle even with surgical gloves. It is water-resistant and has an easy bi-directional tear. Those who are sensitive to latex should use this surgical tape. It includes a hypoallergenic adhesive that offers dependable adherence, and breathability and is appropriate for holding down bulky dressings, gadgets, and tubings.


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3M Transpore Surgical Tape Features

  • Easy, straight, two-way tear enables the clinician to customize the tape
  • A strong adhesive to the skin and the tubing for installation
  • Suitable for patients with allergies and without latex
  • With gloves, the Transpore Medical Tape is simple to apply
  • Economical single-use wound care rolls

When to use this Medical Tape?

  • Securing dressings to damp or dry skin
  • Taping fragile, at-risk skin
  • Anchoring tubing and devices
  • When repeated taping is needed
  • When tape width must be customized
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How to apply 3M Transpore Medical Tape?

  • Tape should be applied without tension to clean, dry skin.
  • A clipper may be used to remove hair, if necessary.
  • To protect at-risk skin, 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film may be applied and when thoroughly dry, the tape may be applied over it.
  • In general, do not encircle a limb completely with tape.
  • If distention is anticipated, use a tape that stretches or a self-adherent wrap to secure the dressing or tubing.

General Taping:

  • Apply the 3m transpore tape without tension, gently but firmly stroking the surface to maximize adhesion.
  • The tape should extend at least one-half inch beyond the dressing.
  • Transpore medical tape should not be pulled or stretched when applied.
  • If the swelling does occur, loosen and re-fasten or replace the tape to relieve the tension.
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When compression is needed:

  • Place the first section of tape without tension onto the skin on one side of the dressing, gently pressing downward.
  • With one hand, secure tape on one edge of the dressing while slightly stretching the next section of tape over the dressing.
  • Secure tape on the opposite edge of the dressing.
  • Press the remaining tape onto the skin without tension. Compression should come from the multiple layers of dressing material, not from excessive tension in the tape. Skin distention under tape may result in blistering and should be relieved as soon as possible.
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When distention is anticipated:

  • Foam tapes generally stretch in all directions; however, non-woven soft cloth tapes, such as 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Tape and 3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Tape, have more stretch in the cross-direction and on the bias.
  • The direction of the stretch should be considered when securing a dressing or tubing to an area that is at high risk for distention, edema, hematoma formation, or movement.
  • Anecdotally, applying soft cloth tape parallel to the incision appears to be associated with fewer skin tension injuries than taping perpendicular to the incision.
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How to remove this Surgical Tape?

Proper transpose medical tape removal is critical in reducing the occurrence of skin trauma.

  1. Loosen the edges of the white plastic tape. If necessary, press a small piece of tape onto a corner to start an edge of the tape.
  2. Stabilize the skin with one finger. Remove tape “low and slow” in the direction of hair growth, keeping it close to the skin surface and pulling it back over itself. Removing tape at an angle will pull at the epidermis, increasing the risk of mechanical trauma.
  3. As the tape is removed, continue supporting newly exposed skin

3M Transpore Tape User Manual

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How long should you leave surgical tape on after surgery?

Surgical tape usually falls off within 7 to 10 days. If it has not fallen off after 10 days, contact your healthcare provider before taking it off yourself. If you are told to remove the tape, put mineral oil or petroleum jelly on a cotton ball. Gently rub the tape until it is removed.

How can I get the tape to let go of my gloves?

We tend to hold the tape tightly, especially when tearing it off the roll and when gauging where we plan to put the tape. Because the tapes have pressure-sensitive adhesives, when we hold them tightly, they stick even more to our gloves. But, the adhesives were designed to release from gloves, so try holding the tape a little less tightly, and it will usually “let go”.

What is the difference between Micropore and transpore tape?

Transpore White tape has a higher initial and longer-term adhesion to dry skin and slightly lower adhesion to damp skin than Micropore tape. Although Transpore White tape is a gentle tape, Micropore tape may be slightly more gentle if applied to dry skin.

This is what our customers have to say about this product!

5-Star Review of Transpore Tape 5-Star Rating Product!

  • If you want to buy a tape that will firmly attach a bandage to the skin or to another bandage, this is the tape to use. Transpore tape is the most effective bandage tape I have found.
  • I use this product to attach material to my stoma/pouch system, and it does a great job.
  • Good product and works well.
  • This is a great tape. It sticks well even when wet.

3M Transpore Surgical Tape Specifications



Approved Environmental Marketing Claim (EMC)

We offer tapes with solvent-free adhesives: 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, Transpore, Transpore White and Micropore, We’re proud to offer tapes with solvent-free adhesives: 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, Transpore, Transpore White and Micropore.

Clinical Area

I.V. Therapy, Intensive Care




Dressing and Device Securement, I.V. Related


Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Dialysis Center, Emergency, I.V. Therapy, Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Operating Room-Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Radiology, Urgent Care, Wound Care

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IV Related Condition Type

Arterial Catheter, CVC Dialysis, CVC Implanted Port, CVC PICC, CVC Short-Term, CVC Tunneled, PIV



Length 1.5 Linear Yard, 10 Linear Yard
Length (Metric) 1.37 m, 9.1 m
Material Plastic
Product Type Medical Tape, Surgical Tape
Width 0.5 Inch, 1 Inch, 2 Inch, 3 Inch
Width (Metric) 1.25 cm, 2.5 cm, 5 cm, 7.6 cm


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