Siltape

Soft silicone perforated tape

Siltape

Product Description

Siltape is made from soft silicone which is gentle on the skin, this is particularly useful in patients with very thin, friable skin which is vulnerable to damage. Silicone does not cell strip in the same way that other adhesives may damage tissue.

Use

Siltape can be used in any situation where a regular adhesive tape would be used where friable or sensitive skin is an issue.

Siltape is a perfect solution to taping down eyelids for theatre. Glue based tapes are often used, these can be painful to remove and in some cases cause tissue damage or pull out eyelashes.

Siltape is ideal for protecting friable tissue from pressure damage or sores from tubing; this is especially useful on the face and tops of ears. Siltape can be applied directly to the skin and tubing placed on top. Siltape can also be used for scar management.

Use

Siltape can be used in any situation where a regular adhesive tape would be used where friable or sensitive skin is an issue.

Siltape is a perfect solution to taping down eyelids for theatre. Glue based tapes are often used, these can be painful to remove and in some cases cause tissue damage or pull out eyelashes.

Siltape is ideal for protecting friable tissue from pressure damage or sores from tubing; this is especially useful on the face and tops of ears. Siltape can be applied directly to the skin and tubing placed on top. Siltape can also be used for scar management.

Indications


Holding dressings in place
Taping down eyelids ( In theatre)
Under oxygen masks
Securing fistula needles
Protection from pressure damage or sores from tubing

Contra-indications

No not use on broken skin.
Do not use if allergic to silicone.

Ordering

Product Size Stock Code Pack Size NHS Code PIP Code
Siltape
2cm x 3mCR39381EHR053344-0336
Siltape
4cm x 1.5mCR39391EHR054344-0328

FAQ

1. Can Silflex be taken off, cleaned and put back on?
No due to the risk of infection.
2. Do you have to wet your gloves when handing Silflex?
As silicone is hydrophobic it is easier to handle if your gloves are wet, preventing Silflex from sticking to your gloves.
3. How long can Silflex be left on for without moving it?
14 days is the maximum wear time for Silflex, however it is recommended that a 180 degree rotation is undertaken to prevent over granulation.
4. Why does Silflex have such large holes?
Silflex has unique larger holes allowing passage of exudate into the secondary dressing, so it doesn't sit against the skin causing maceration.