Stick to Skin Adhesives
Every single application we work on in the stick-to-skin adhesives market is looking to do something unique. That uniqueness challenges The Tape Lab with every single project we work on.
The Tape Lab uses different sources to find the best stick-to-skin adhesives and quality flexible materials, combined with our experience and engineering expertise. We are the most innovative and creative in our approach to designing stick-to-skin applications for short term and long term wear on the skin.
About Stick-to-Skin Adhesives
There are many factors to consider when designing stick-to-skin adhesives. One of the important factors to consider is the balance between the strength of the skin contact side of the device used to hold the device on the skin while avoiding excessive skin irritation and discomfort to the patient when eventually removing the device. A lot of factors go into a gentle removal of the device for both short and long-term wear on the skin. Every person’s skin is different and reacts differently in different environments.
Some important attributes to consider when designing a stick to skin wearable device include:
- Age (neo-natal to geriatric)
- Breathability MVTR (moisture vapor transfer rate)
- Conformability (is the tape going around a forearm or on your abdomen)
- Gentle or aggressive adhesion and removability
- Hydrophilic or hydrophobic
- Moisture and water resistance
- Printable liners (is brand important)
- Release liner characteristics
- Repeat use
- Skin type and tape color
- Sterilization requirements
- Wear duration < 24 hours to 14+ days
Stick to Skin Applications
The Tape Lab offers stretchable polyurethane backed tapes to give the consumer a soft feel on the skin. Utilizing gentle acrylic and silicone adhesives with extended liners makes it easy to apply the product and later remove the adhesive with minimal and reduced skin trauma.
The Tape Lab uses a tremendous amount of single sided tapes for breast lift, nipple cover and fashion tape applications. We offer single coated tapes that have 4 way stretch that contour around both large and small breasts to offer comfort along with stretchability. We also have single coated tapes that have one way stretch to give some structure to boob tape applications, and we can tape non-woven (gauze like material) and laminate that onto a single sided tape using island placement to give a non-adhesive center material for your nipple covers.
Breast Lift Tape
Typically, gentle medical grade acrylic adhesives coated on a sturdy carrier (cotton or non-woven, polyurethane) are used when designing breast lift tape. However, there are so many new medical grade silicone tapes that The Tape Lab sources that are soft to apply and take off with no stretching or tugging of the skin. They go on gently and remove gently, yet have a tremendous amount of holding power for both small and large breasted women.
CBD Adhesive Patches
The Tape Lab offers high end, low cost CBD adhesive patch manufacturing solutions to a broad base of customers. We can provide a wide range of skin-friendly medical adhesive materials compounded with different levels of CBD Isolate chemicals or broad spectrum oils used in most over the counter CBD patches.
Cosmetic tapes can be anything from small strips of single sided flesh tone tape that is used to pull back skin on neck lines to silicone and hydrogel patches that are used on scars to minimize the effects of the scar line after surgery or after childbirth birth. Cosmetic or beauty tape aids are typically used to help with applying makeup for eyelash extensions, but can also be used by consumers to pull back saggy skin on the jowls or neck line to remove frown lines or turkey necks. These tapes are also very popular with overnight masks and also used for moisturizing the face after cosmetic treatments.
Face tape is used in the form of a die cut shape to act as an aid to pull and lift skin for maturing or wrinkling facial skin or areas around the neck and neckline. The Tape Lab can also custom print your company logo on the release liner of the face tape and manufacture all your face tape under one roof and that gives us full control of the process and cost structure to take ideas to market.
Fashion tape is typically narrow strips of double sided die cut tape or a roll of tearable woven or paper tape. Typically we make fashion tape out of biocompatible double coated tape that is approved for skin contact. The tape gets a strong bond to the garments and allows for a quick stick on the mating materials. The Tape Lab also customizes the liner on the tape to allow for ease of use. We can custom print instructions or arrows or even numbers on the liner of the Fashion Tape to allow the end user an easy instructional system of applying the tape.
The Tape Lab offers adhesive tape solutions for hair extensions as well as toupee tape options for companies that manufacturing solutions. We can provide a wide range of skin-friendly medical adhesive materials used for both short and long term hair and toupee applications that can be applied in a clinical setting or by consumers.
The Tape Lab offers high end, low cost mouth tape manufacturing solutions to our customers. Manufacturers of mouth tape products come to The Tape Lab because we specialize in stick to skin application development. We can provide a wide range of skin-friendly medical adhesive materials used for short mouth snoring applications that can be applied in a clinical setting or by consumers.
The Tape Lab works with 3M and other highly sought after micropore tape manufacturers to die cut our tapes into narrow rolls, strips and specialty die cut shapes, ultimately helping the end user have a custom product for their markets.
There are so many new medical grade silicone tapes that The Tape Lab sources that are soft to apply and take off with no stretching or tugging of the skin. They go on gently and remove gently yet have a tremendous amount of holding power for both small and large breasted women. Utilizing gentle acrylic and silicone adhesives with extended liners makes it easy to apply the product and later remove the adhesive with minimal and reduced skin trauma.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Tape Lab typically will find a double coated tape that is sticky on both sides when adhering fabric to the skin. The Tape Lab will be able to find a solution when we understand the conditions in which the fabric is applied to the skin.