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Elastikon Tape

Definition - What does Elastikon Tape mean?

Elastikon bandage tape is s type of high twist, cotton elastic cloth tape that has a rubber-based adhesive for reliable compression. It is commonly used for support of sprains, strains and muscle injuries, including most common injuries in the workplace. Designed to help provide the elasticity needed for dynamic pressure dressing, Elastikon tape easily conforms to difficult places, such as elbows, knees and shoulders while allowing skin to breathe and moisture to pass through.

The porous and stretching characteristics of Elastikon tape minimize skin irritation and heat retention. It is manufactured in different sizes, which makes it suitable for dressing difficult areas.

Safeopedia explains Elastikon Tape

Elastikon tape is made of a high twist, cotton elastic cloth tape that has a rubber based adhesive. It is designed to offer patients elasticity necessary for dynamical pressure dressing. Its soft cloth, porous construction, low-unwind tension and dry feathered edge make it ideal for dressing difficult areas, such as joints.

Elastikon tape is best used where pressure dressings require elasticity or for support strapping of fractures, muscle injuries, knees, elbows, and shoulders. It has hypoallergenic qualities and allows flexibility and comfort around the wound to permit easier movement as it adjusts diagonally and horizontally for swelling. Elastikon medical tape is an essential part of occupational first aid supplies.


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