In mainland UK we can offer same day delivery, next day delivery and timed options, including pre 9.00am, pre 10.30am and pre noon. Costs will vary and export options are also available. Contact us for more information.
Mainland UK orders below £250 exc. VAT will be charged £10 for standard next day delivery; this is free if your order is above £250.
Export carriage charges are per order only and will vary per shipment and urgency. We can export goods using your account details.
Yes, once your items have been shipped, parcel consignment references/AWB references are available on request.
This depends on the part required and its complexity. A drawing would always be preferable, however, in some circumstances it may be necessary for us to create one and provide it to you for approval.
Our preferred format is DXF, however, we will accept PDF if it is fully dimensioned. Correct scaling is vital; please check your measurements prior to sending.
This will be dependent on materials and presentation, for instance, slit rolls from stock materials could be with you in 2-3 days, whilst rotary converted parts may be 2-3 weeks. In the case of new conversions, we may also need to acquire tooling which may also affect lead time.
We are open between the hours of 8:30-17:00 GMT.
You can pay by Credit Account or Pro Forma by BACS.
You can complete and submit our credit application form and we can also send pro-forma invoices.
Our standard credit terms are 30 days from end of month.
To find a tape with the right characteristics for your exact needs, there are a number of factors to consider. This includes understanding your application, the substrates you are bonding, the environmental conditions it will be subject to and the stress the bond will be subject to.
Once these characteristics have been determined, we will use additional information to decide on the right product, such as required thickness, cost target, required tolerances, quantity per annum and per drop, number of units (rolls, sheets, box etc) presentation requirements , project life span and whether quality documentation is required (ISIR, PPAP, CofC, CPK etc).
A correctly specified tape is the primary factor in ensuring a reliable bond. In addition, the tape must be used correctly to ensure you achieve its optimum performance. Factors such as incorrect storage, surface preparation and application can all impair the effectiveness of your adhesive product. Get these right and you can be confident in achieving a reliable bond.
A pressure sensitive adhesive is one which bonds on contact with a surface to form a bond of immediately useful strength, without applied heat or other means of activation and with minimal applied pressure.
A pressure sensitive adhesive:
Common types include rubber, acrylic and silicone adhesives. Different types have definite advantages over others and no single type will do every job.
For more terms view our glossary.
We hold certificates for the following:
We are also TS 16949 compliant. See our quality webpage for more information.
We follow ISO standards and have the processes in place to enable us to produce high quality parts and to replicate this every time. We have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to follow, and also perform a number of manual or automated quality checks throughout production and finishing.
If you require consistency in quality of application, we offer a range of automated pick and place solutions.
Yes. Let us know at the beginning of your enquiry if you require a PPAP, to enable us to process the requirement quickly.
It is useful to get a thorough understanding of your requirements at the beginning of your enquiry and so sharing as much information with us as possible is very useful. Examples include whether a FAIR is required with your initial samples or whether a Certificate of Conformity is required.
Yes, material samples for evaluation are available, either from stock or from our suppliers. Stock materials are usually supplied as short length strips of material on our sample card but can be short length rolls or sheets.
Bespoke die-cut samples are available. If possible, a DXF file should be supplied for evaluation.
Yes, we are able to help you with your design; utilise our extensive experience and knowledge to create bespoke parts from conception through to final production.
We can produce prototypes, with or without tooling. Take advantage of our rapid prototyping capabilities, including Computer Aided Design (CAD), X/Y axis plotter and laser cutting technology. We can also produce prototypes using any of our machines.
Parafix stores are at a different address, but still based on the same Business Park as our office and manufacturing site. The address is:
Parafix Tapes & Conversions Ltd
1 Aspen Court, Marlborough Rd
Lancing Business Park
See our contact page for directions to Lancing Business Park.
Yes, we are Value Added Resellers of AccuPlace pick and place equipment, allowing you to automate the die-cut assembly process, and we also use this equipment to assemble customers’ products on site. AccuPlace innovative, high performance equipment offers consistent and highly accurate placement of die-cut parts.
This is dependent on material type, geometry of part and tooling used. The more relaxed the tolerances are, the cheaper the tooling and quicker we can produce the component; this will be reflected in the pricing. Tight tolerances can be achieved if required, but you should consider whether they are needed.
Parafix will store tools until a 24 month period of inactivity has occurred, at which time the customer will be approached to decide whether the tool will be destroyed or returned.
Tools are usually the full property of the customer and can be returned at their request.