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3M 79 Nexcare Durable Cloth First Aid Tape

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    Purchased Most Frequently: 3/4 in. x 6 yds. (White) +with dispenser | See Pricing Table below for additional options.
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Product Description

3M Nexcare Durable Cloth First Aid Tape secures gauze, medical devices, post-surgical sutures and stitches. Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. The tape is great for securing splints and bulky dressings, supporting wrists and fingers, and general applications requiring strong holding power.

Its strong adhesive stays on, even during exercise. Conforms comfortably to fingers, toes, elbows, ankles, and more. Woven material delivers strong support and its breathable design provides lasting comfort. Silk-like cloth tears conveniently to size in either direction. In hospitals, known as 3M Durapore Surgical tape.

Features & Benefits: 3/4 IN. X 6 YD. WITH DISPENSER

  • Hypoallergenic adhesive, leaves little or no residue
  • Comfortably secures gauze and dressings
  • Strong adhesive stays on, even during exercise
  • Conforms comfortably to fingers, toes, elbows and more
  • Not made with natural rubber latex

Features & Benefits: 1 IN. X 360 IN.

  • The leader in U.S. Hospital tapes
  • Silk like cloth tears conveniently to size in either direction
  • Tears easily for desired length/width
  • Breathable for added comfort
  • Sticks securely

Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including , which is [are] known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.


Technical Information

3M 79 Nexcare Durable Cloth First Aid Tape
  • Latex? Not made from natural rubber latex
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

79 Standard sizes


3/4 in. x 6 yd. with dispenser


Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (24-71 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (72-119 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 19% discount

a 19% discount

a 20% discount





1 in. x 360 in.


Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (24-71 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (72-119 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 22% discount

a 23% discount

a 23% discount





1 in. x 360 in. / 2-pack


Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (24-71 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (72-119 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 13% discount

a 14% discount

a 15% discount





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User Reviews

3M 79 Nexcare Durable Cloth First Aid Tape
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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