What is Hy-Tape?
- Hy-Tape is latex-free
Patients and health care providers with latex allergies can feel confident that Hy-Tape will provide maximum performance with no adhesive related reactions.
- Hy-Tape is skin-friendly
Hy-Tape’s zinc oxide-based adhesive is soothing to delicate skin, and removes with minimum trauma, thereby reducing the chance of skin tears and tape burns. Hy-Tape eliminates the need for skin prep, and its thermal adhesion properties provide maximum adhesion at body temperature without becoming more aggressive as acrylic-based adhesive tapes do. Hy-Tape is perfect for extended-wear adhering securely to oily or hairy skin. It removes easily without discomfort or irritation, leaving little or no residue. With Hy-Tape, skin stays healthy and intact.
- Hy-Tape conforms easily
Thin, flexible and elastic, Hy-Tape conforms to body contours, easily accommodating underlying tissue expansion or shrinkage.
- Hy-Tape is waterproof and washable
Hy-Tape provides complete security even when exposed to moisture from external sources or the skin itself. Able to adhere to both wet and oily skin without slipping or detaching, Hy-Tape wipes clean with soap and water for increased wear-time.
- Hy-Tape is occlusive
Hy-Tape is able to resist soiling from secretions because of its superior occlusive properties.
- Hy-Tape has thermal properties
Hy-Tape has the unique quality of providing maximum adhesion when it reaches body temperature, without getting more aggressive or breaking down over time as acrylic-based adhesive tapes do.
- Hy-Tape is cost-effective
Hy-Tape saves time by eliminating the need for skin prep and dramatically reducing the need for multiple dressing changes. Less dressing changes also means less tape use over time. Reduced skin tearing and extended wear times promote better healing with less susceptibility to infection.