Mastisol® Liquid Adhesive

What is Mastisol?

Mastisol is a liquid medical adhesive used to secure dressings, tapes, and certain medical devices. Mastisol ensures the integrity of these tapes and devices over an extended period of time.

What are the unique benefits of Mastisol?

Improve Patient Safety

Use of Mastisol reduces likelihood of dressing displacement and device dislodgement [1,2,3,4] creating a lasting occlusive barrier that minimizes risk of infection. [5,6,7] Mastisol secures even in moist or moisture-prone areas (non-water soluble) and is compatible with Chlorahexadine Gluconate


Mastisol promotes compliance with CDC guidelines. [1,2,3,4] It is clinically-proven to improve the adhesive power of a variety of different adhesive tapes/dressings. [3]

Cost Avoidance

Use of Mastisol can improve nursing efficiency by reducing the time and materials related to unscheduled dressing changes. Reduced CRBSIs lead to a reduction in hard costs for treatment and reimbursement consequences

Suggested Applications

IV Therapy

Vascular Access

Operating Room

Wound Closure Strip Securement, ET Tube Securement

Wound Ostomy

Ostomy Appliance Securement, Wound Dressing Securement, NPWT Drape Securement


IV Dressing Securement, Wound Dressing Securement

Intensive Care Units

IV & Arterial Line Dressing Securement, ET Tube & NG Tube Securement, Fecal Management Bag & Foley Anchor Securement

Emergency Room

Wound Closure Strip Securement, Wound Dressing Securement, Chest Tube Securement

Respiratory Therapy

ET Tube & NG Tube Securement


Wound Closure Strip Securement, Wound Dressing Securement, ET Tube & NG Tube Securement

Sleep Lab/Telemetry

Lead Securement

Mastisol Instructions For Use

Ordering Information

Product SKUs 0496-0523-48 0496-0523-15 0496-0523-16 0496-0523-06
Product 48 x 2/3 mL Vial, Box 15 mL, Bottle 15 mL, Spray Bottle 2 oz, Bottle
Packer Qty 1 12 12 12


[1]Deneau J, Craig A. Nursing Survey Reveals Novel Strategy in Assisting Adherence to Best Practices of CVC Dressing Management. Poster presented at: Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, December 8-11, 2013.

[2]Pullen D. Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Dressing Adherence Reveals Improved Dressing Adherence Observations on a Before- After Analysis. Poster presented at: AVA Annual Scientific Meeting, September 7-10, 2014.
[3]Patel N. The influence of tape type and of skin preparation on the force required to dislodge angiocatheters. Can J Anaesth. 1994;41:8:738-741

[4]Lesesne CB. The postoperative use of wound adhesives: gum mastic versus benzoin, USP.J Dermatol Surg Onc. 1992;18(11):990.

[5]Timsit J. et al. Dressing disruption is a major risk factor for catheter-related infections. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(6):1701-1714.

[6]Broome ME, Bates TA, Lillis PP, McGahee TW. Children’s medical fears, coping behaviors, and pain perceptions during a lumbar puncture. Oncol Nurs Forum. 1990 May-Jun; 17(3): 361-7. PMID: 2342970.

[7]Ryder M, Duley C. Evaluation of compatibility of a gum mastic liquid adhesive and liquid adhesive remover with an alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate skin preparation. J Infus Nurs. 2016;40(4):245-252.