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Single sided tapes, cloths, films and foils are used for a wide range of applications, in a variety of industries. We offer a comprehensive range of speciality single sided tapes, film tapes and foil tapes to suit a wide range of bonding solutions including sealing, marking, masking and protecting. We offer our range of single sided tapes in non-standard slit roll widths and lengths, as well as customized options for convenient and easy to use adhesive components.

Protective Films

Our range of protection tapes offer long or short-term protection from potential scratching, marring, chipping, UV damage and dirt during manufacture, packing, storage, shipping and installation of your products. These protective films are used in a variety of industries such as automotive, electronics, industrial and construction. Protection tape offers a quick and easy way to ensure your goods arrive to the end user in the condition that is expected; reducing returns, repairs and replacements. They can be applied to a range of rough or smooth surfaces such as glass, metals, plastics and painted surfaces. They are transparent, allowing for visual inspection without removing the film.

Protection tape characteristics:

  • Range of thicknesses
  • Acrylic and rubber adhesives
  • Range of backings
  • Moisture and UV resistance
  • Repositionable
  • Smooth and clean removal
  • Conformable to awkward shapes
  • Resistant to low temperatures

Our applications include:

  • Automotive trim and mouldings
  • Mirrors, glass and window frames
  • LED and LCD screens
  • Windscreens
  • Building panels
  • Instrument panels
  • Automotive lighting
  • Number plates

Masking Films

We offer masking film and tape for general purpose and high performance applications within industries such as automotive, industrial, marine and electronics. Masking film is available for use in external and internal environments and a range of colours is available for easy identification. They can attach to many surfaces, including metal, plastic, rubber, powder coated paint, freshly painted surfaces, glass, porcelain and wood. Our masking film range offers varying levels of adhesion, thicknesses and backings, such as paper, vinyl, polypropylene film, uPVC film and polyester film. Products include masking paper tapes, flatback and fineline masking film.

Masking film and tape characteristics:

  • Stain, sliver, solvent and moisture resistance
  • Easy tear without pulling or stretching
  • Very high temperature resistance (up to 160°C)
  • Easy and clean removal
  • Instant adhesion at touch
  • High and low tack holding power
  • Sulphur free options for use on copper, silver and other precious metals
  • Highly conformable to stretch and adhere to curves

Our applications include:

  • Fineline paint masking and lettering
  • General purpose decorating masking tape
  • Circuit board conformal coat masking
  • Sealing
  • Bundling
  • Labelling
  • Attaching
  • Holding
  • Edging
  • Splicing

Single Sided Foam Tapes

A single sided foam is one which has an adhesive applied to just one side. They are frequently used for gasketing, sealing, cushioning, gap filling and insulation in a number of markets such as automotive, electronics and general industrial. Foam tapes are available in various thicknesses, open or closed cell, with a variety of adhesive types. Electrically conductive foam tapes are also available.

Our range of Neoprene, PE, PU and PVC foam tapes can be laminated with a double sided tape or a transfer adhesive of your choice and die-cut into convenient shapes and sizes.

Single sided foam tape characteristics:

  • Conformable/flexible
  • Closed/open cell
  • Resistant to solvents and high temperatures
  • Extremely resilient to mechanical fatigue
  • Excellent ageing
  • Range of colours
  • Wide thickness range
  • Thermally conductive
  • Resistant to UV light
  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Excellent compression set and creep resistance
  • Available with low tack adhesive for temporary protection

Single sided foam applications include:

  • Water, air, dust and draught sealing
  • Noise, vibration and harshness applications in automotive markets
  • Filter gasketing
  • Vibration isolators in speaker systems and televisions
  • LCD dust seals in electronic appliances
  • Battery pack anti-rattle pads
  • Sound absorption and vibration dampening in white goods
  • Environmental sealing in outdoor lighting

Single Sided Plastic Film

Our single sided film tapes are available in a variety of backings, colours, thicknesses and performance characteristics. They come with rubber, acrylic or silicone adhesives for a wide range of applications, including bonding, masking, bundling, damping, splicing, reinforcing, colour coding and sealing. The plastic film tape backings include polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride (vinyl), polyimide (e.g. Kapton), polyamide (nylon), PTFE, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyurethane and polyvinyl fluoride. These backing materials all affect how the underlying surface relates to the environment, for effective solutions under a variety of conditions.

Plastic film tape characteristics:

  • Conformable
  • UV, moisture and weather resistance
  • Chemical, acid and solvent resistance
  • High temperature resistance
  • Adhere to a variety of substrates including low surface energy surfaces
  • Transparent and coloured
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Abrasion and corrosion resistance
  • Anti-stick surface, easy to clean
  • Flame retardant
  • Low static, clean room tape
  • Low electrostatic discharge
  • Impact and puncture resistance

Our applications include:

  • High temp fineline masking
  • Surface protection
  • High tack splicing
  • Holding rivets in place during processing
  • Water contact indication
  • Lane and hazard marking
  • Noise and vibration management
  • Abrasion protection
  • Patching of canvas, rubber, leather and fabric joining
  • Colour coding
  • Performance silicone plating
  • Edge and hole reinforcing

Single Sided Foil Tapes

Single sided foil tape consists of an adhesive coated onto an aluminium foil, copper foil or lead foil backing. They are available in a range of thicknesses and performance levels for both general purpose and high performance applications. Copper and aluminium foil tapes are commonly used in construction, industrial, electronics, automotive, aerospace and HVAC markets. They offer reliable performance for a range of applications such as masking, splicing, damping, shielding, insulating, sealing, reflecting and fixing. Our single coated foil tapes bond to a variety of different surfaces including wood, metal and plastic and are suitable for internal or external use.

Aluminium and copper foil tape characteristics:

  • Conformable
  • Long ageing
  • Thermally conductive
  • Electrically conductive
  • Tear and puncture resistance (easy tear products also available)
  • Flame and high temperature resistance (UL approved products available)
  • Heat and light reflective
  • Environmental resistance (moisture, UV, extreme temperatures)
  • Chemical resistance
  • Excellent adhesion levels
  • Good mechanical resistance

Our applications include:

  • Paint, sandblasting, powder finishing and galvanization masking in automotive and aerospace manufacture
  • Splicing, jointing and repair
  • Sound and vibration damping of panels and support structures
  • Heat shielding inside oven doors and heat sensitive components in lighting
  • HVAC insulation
  • Heat reflectivity to protect plastic components
  • Light reflectivity in lighting systems
  • Moisture and dust sealing in automotive panels, HVAC joints and windows
  • Fixing of wires and cooling coils to appliance walls
  • Electromagnetic protection in electronic devices

Single Sided Cloth Tapes

Our single sided cloth tape is available in glass cloth, cotton, polyethylene coated and acrylic coated backings, in a variety of thicknesses and colours. They come with rubber, acrylic or silicone adhesives for a wide range of applications, including splicing, sealing, fastening, bundling, marking, masking, protecting and insulating. Cloth tape is commonly used for consumer applications, such as repairs on material, and for industrial applications, such as aircraft maintenance and repair. Glass cloth tape offers high tensile strength, high abrasion resistance and excellent performance in extreme temperatures up to 450°F.

Single sided cloth tape characteristics:

  • Conformable
  • UV resistance
  • Range of adhesive types: silicone, rubber and acrylic
  • Very strong abrasion and puncture resistance
  • High temperature resistance
  • Flame resistance
  • Water resistance
  • Long ageing

Our applications include:

  • Splicing textured surfaces
  • Sealing seams on aircraft ducting and cargo area panels
  • Covering of bore holes and other openings
  • Bundling and reinforcing of heavy pipes
  • Marking of wires and cables
  • Floor marking
  • Labelling and colour coding
  • Masking protection in thermal spray operations

EMI & RFID Shielding Tapes

RFI/EMI shielding tapes offer an economical solution for containing signals emitted from your components. As well as preventing this interference they seal out random signals in the environment to protect sensitive equipment. Their conductive adhesive offers static charge drainage, to eliminate potentially dangerous static build-up. Particles in the conductive adhesive provide low contact resistance between the substrate and the backing. Aluminium and copper foil shielding tapes are easy to install and, utilizing our converting capabilities, can be die-cut to any shape to fit precisely into your products, making them ideal for thin or low profile applications. They offer a reliable and long-term shielding solution, maintaining the performance and quality of your products. Our wide range of shielding tapes are available in a variety of thicknesses and backing materials to meet galvanic compatibility requirements. These include fabric shielding tapes, aluminium, tin-plated copper foil tapes and copper shielding tape with non-conductive or conductive adhesives.

RFI/EMI shielding tape characteristics:

  • Superior abrasion and corrosion resistance
  • Flame retardant
  • Flat or embossed
  • Conductive adhesive for grounding and shielding

Shielding tape applications include:

  • Shielding of seams and apertures in shielded rooms
  • Shielding around individual electronic components and cables
  • I/O shielding panels
  • Shielding of keyboard devices
  • Used around the outside of coils, relays, and other components to prevent broadband EMI emissions
  • Shielding doors and panels of electronic cabinets and enclosures
  • Shielding of electro-medical devices
  • Ground planes or shields for electronic cables and connectors

Single Sided Medical Tapes

Single sided medical adhesive tapes are designed for a range of stick to skin and stick to medical device applications. For stick to skin applications, hypoallergenic tape offers breathable, conformable and repositionable options for high patient comfort over long or short term wear. For stick to device applications, single coated medical tapes offer a range of adhesive strengths, thicknesses and backing materials to suit your individual requirements.

Single sided medical adhesive tape characteristics:

  • Acrylic and silicone adhesives
  • Sterilise by EtO, gamma, steam
  • Range of thicknesses and colours, including transparent
  • Polyester, polyurethane, polyethylene, polyolefin, PUR, TPE film and LDPE backings
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Provide a liquid and bacterial barrier
  • High moisture vapour transmission
  • Breathable and occlusive options
  • Printable
  • Gentle to aggressive adhesives

Our applications include:

  • Diagnostics
  • Monitoring
  • Specialised and general wound care dressings
  • Skin markers
  • IV placements
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Medical device components
  • Electromedical
  • Seam reinforcement
  • Drapes
  • Covertape