Single sided plastic film tapes
About plastic film tapes
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. Click on the products tab for more information.
Plastic film tape characteristics:
- 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
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Browse through our range of film tapes below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague.Select or remove columns to displayFilter byReset filters
Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.
Film tape in action
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Customising your film tape
Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your film tape to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your tape offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.
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