Sterotape Silk — Medical Surgical Tape — 5cm x 5m | Securing and Fixations of Dressings

Sterotape Silk — Medical Surgical Tape — 5cm x 5m | Securing and Fixations of Dressings

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Sterotape Silk — Medical Surgical Tape — 5cm x 10m | Securing and Fixations of Dressings

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Now available at a 25% discount, this silk woven, medical-grade adhesive tape is ideal for a wide range of medical applications, ensuring strong, reliable adhesion with easy hand-tear convenience. Available as a pack of 6 or a single roll.

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Silk-finished, non-stretch, water-repellent, hypoallergenic surgical tape that’s the best surgical tape for sensitive skin. Its porous material allows the skin to breathe without compromising on a powerful adhesive that you can rely on.

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Sterotape Silk — Medical Surgical Tape — 5cm x 10m
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5cm x 10m | Single Roll (SKU: 4589/1)
Regular Price £3.60 Special Price £2.70 £2.25
5cm x 10m | Pack of 6 (SKU: 4589)
Regular Price £21.60 Special Price £16.20 £13.50

Choose an extra-strength surgical adhesive tape you can trust. Sterotape Silk is a multipurpose breathable surgical tape that’s porous, latex-free and hypoallergenic, so is kind to wearers’ skin.

Sterotape Silk is a premium hypoallergenic surgical tape that’s comfortable to wear and easy to tear by hand, making applications quick and easy. Developed by industry experts, this white surgical tape is made of a silk woven substrate for strength and flexibility, with a medical-grade acrylic adhesive that will hold secure on a patient’s skin. Its powerful adhesion makes it the ideal surgical sticky tape for a wide range of applications in the medical sector. 

Commonly used as a surgical dressing tape in postoperative care, Sterotape Silk is the ideal surgical bandage tape, and can be relied on to hold tubes, probes, and catheters in position. In addition, professionals use silk surgical tape for small-scale splinting and tubing. It can be utilised as surgical mouth tape in dental surgeries, as surgical eye tape to protect eye injuries, and even as a surgical instrument tape to label equipment in surgical environments.

To cater for patients with sensitive skin, surgical tape should be hypoallergenic and breathable. Sterotape Silk medical surgical tape is latex-free and allergy safe. It is made from a porous material that allows the skin to breathe, making it ideal for continuous use on all skin types.

Benefits of Sterotape Silk 

  • Strong, long-lasting adhesive for a sticky surgical tape you can rely on for continued use.
  • Porous surgical tape that allows skin to breathe through it, reducing skin maceration and improving patient comfort.
  • Universal surgical tape: Hypoallergenic, latex-free, and breathable, making it the ideal surgical tape for sensitive skin.
  • Strong conforming surgical adhesive tape ideal for retention.
  • The ideal surgical white tape used to secure tubes, catheters, probes, and cannulae in healthcare settings. 
  • Professional choice of surgical wound tape for holding dressings, bandages, gauze, and bulky applications in place to protect injuries and promote healing. 
  • Silk-feel texture for comfort and flexibility makes it an adaptable, breathable surgical tape that will easily conform to body contours.
  • One of the easiest surgical tapes to apply quickly, with serrated edges for easy hand-tearing.
  • The extra-strength silk woven substrate makes Sterotape Silk one of the strongest types of surgical tape on the market.
  • A non-stretch and water-repellent medical surgical tape that will remain secure long-term.
  • The ideal surgical tape to use as a base layer underneath taping and strapping to maintain wearer comfort.
  • Sterotape Silk is longer than most 3m surgical tape lengths. Choose our surgical tape with a 5metre or 10metre stretched length that will last for multiple applications.
  • A cost-effective alternative to competing brands, including 3M waterproof surgical tape, without compromising on quality and durability. 
  • Also available in 1.25cm x 5m, 2.5cm x 5m & 5cm x 5m
  • CE marked for quality assurance.

Want more surgical tape options? 

Check out Sterotape Clear, which offers the same benefits as Sterotape Silk surgical tape with a clear plastic film fabric that is transparent when applied. Waterproof, hypoallergenic and adhesive, choose clear surgical tape for added discretion.

How to Use Surgical Tape

  1. Ensure the skin you will be taping is clean, dry and unbroken.
  2. Apply the surgical sticky tape over skin without tension or pulling.
  3. Avoid fully encircling a limb or body part with the tape. (Most surgical tapes are non-stretch so wrapping tape around a body area that is likely to swell during the healing process can compromise blood circulation.)
  4. Once applied over the skin, carefully stroke along the surface of the surgical tape firmly to ensure full, lasting adhesion to every contour of the skin. 

Sterotape Silk Surgical Tape: Your Questions Answered

What is surgical tape?

Surgical tape, sometimes called medical surgical tape, is a type of adhesive tape used for medical and first aid purposes, including post-operative care, wound care, and long-term hospital care to hold equipment in position. Surgical tape is pressure-sensitive, strong, and non-stretch, and most varieties are breathable and latex-free, making them a popular hypoallergenic surgical tape that can be used on patients of all skin types.

What is surgical tape made of?

Sterotape Silk’s name and silk-feel surface mean that some users ask “what is surgical tape made from?” This premium, professional-quality surgical adhesive tape is made of a quality silk woven substrate that’s coated with hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive. This composition ensures it is strong and non-stretch for lasting retention, and it is naturally latex free, so it is a suitable surgical tape for sensitive skin.

Is surgical tape breathable?

Sterotape silk surgical tape is porous so that skin can breathe through it. The silk-finished fabric has micropores that allow air to reach the skin beneath, which reduces skin maceration (whitening of the skin) and improves wearer comfort even for long periods. 

Does surgical tape contain latex?

Most surgical tapes are developed to be hypoallergenic. Sterotape Silk is latex-free, allergy-friendly and kind to even the most sensitive skin types. Always ensure you read the product information on any medical surgical tape you use to ensure it is a safe-to-use, hypoallergenic surgical tape like Sterotape Silk.

What is surgical tape used for?

There is a wide range of surgical tape uses across the healthcare sector. Most commonly used as post-surgical tape after surgery, Sterotape Silk surgical wound tape is highly versatile, so it is ideal for use as:

  • Surgical tape for eyes that need to be covered and protected after treatment or to recover from infection.
  • Surgical tape for wounds that have dressings that require tension to hold them secure and promote the healing process.
  • Surgical tape for face protection. This allergy-safe, breathable surgical tape is popular for covering the face area after cosmetic procedures and in dental practices. 
  • As surgical instrument tape in various ways, including holding tubes, catheters and equipment in position against a patient’s body. Healthcare professionals also use sticky surgical tape to label their surgical equipment.
  • Surgical tape for earrings and other jewellery that needs to be protected during physical exercise and even some medical procedures.

Steroplast’s Quality Tape and Strappings Range 

Steroplast has been supplying hospitals, emergency services, the first aid sector, the military, pharmacies, and countless other healthcare providers with premium quality medical supplies for over twenty years. 

We don’t just produce surgical tape UK consumers trust. Sterotape Silk is part of a wide range of taping and strapping products that we have developed to the exacting standards required by healthcare professionals across the country.

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Take a look through our blog to find a wide range of information about our medical products, informed by widely adopted healthcare procedures and industry insights. The following articles provide expert information about taping, bandaging and strapping techniques.

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