Fabricators of Adhesive Tapes & Flexible Materials
3M™ 1521 Single Coated Plastic Medical Tape consists of a translucent 5 mil translucent polyethylene film, coated on one side with a hypoallergenic pressure sensitive acrylate adhesive.  The liner is 83 lb poly-coated Kraft paper, silicone treated on one side. The backing and liner is printable.  This conformable tape provides a barrier to external contamination and  is used for skin adhesion to medical/surgical devices.
Unit of Measure


N/A 3M™

Brand Part Number

N/A 3M 1521

Primary Application

N/A Medical

Application Description

  • Medical/surgical device and skin attachment applications


  • Hypoallergenic Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
  • ETO & Gamma sterilization compatible
  • Translucent
  • Provides barrier to external contamination
  • Good adhesion to skin
  • Moderately conformable

Markets Served

N/A Medical


N/A Polyethylene Film

Adhesive Coating

N/A Single Coated

Adhesive Type

N/A Hypoallergenic Acrylate

Release Liner

N/A 83 lb Polycoated Kraft Paper - C1S Silicone Treated

Adhesive Thickness

N/A 6.4 mil


N/A Clear

Maximum Width/ Master Roll Width

N/A 48 in

Adhesion to Steel

N/A 21 oz/in

Tensile Strength

N/A 8 lb/in

N/A The physical properties listed are typical values based on PSTC, ASTM and other standard tests. This data should be used as guides only, and not as specification limits. Our recommendations for use are based on practical experience and testing. However, it is the responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of the product for his intended use. MBK Tape Solutions will not assume liability for claims beyond the replacement value of our product proved to be defective.

Backing / Carrier Thickness

N/A 5.000 mil
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