Differential tape

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  • About differential tape

    A differential tape is a double sided tape that is coated with a different adhesive on either side of the tape’s carrier. Differential tape products are ideal for applications requiring temporary holding, repositionable placement and for permanently bonding two different substrates where one is easy to adhere to and one is difficult to adhere to.

    We offer an extensive range of differential tape products from World leading manufacturers; click on the products tab for more information.

    Differential tape characteristics:

    • Available with differing adhesive types
    • Available with differing adhesive strengths
    • Available with differing coating thicknesses
    • Available with a range of carrier materials
    • Humidity and chemical resistance
    • Bonds to a variety of substrates

    Our applications include:

    • Silicone keypad bonding
    • Medical device attachment to skin
    • Reclosable packaging systems
    • Short-term carpet fixation
  • Search differential tapes

    Browse through our full range of differential 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.


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    • UV resist
    • Bond to metal
    • Bond to HSE plastic
    • Bond to LSE plastic
    • Bond to foam, felt, mesh
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    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.

    Title Stock status Adhesive Bond to foam, felt, mesh Bond to HSE plastic Bond to LSE plastic Bond to metal Carrier Chem resist Colour D/S or S/S Manufacturer / SOS Max length (m) Max. long temp (˚C) Max. short temp (˚C) Max width (cm) Min. temp (˚C) Sterilisation method Thickness (mm) UV resist
    Avery Dennison B1121 Avery Dennison B1121 2 Acrylic / rubber 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/2 PET 2 Clear Avery Dennison 90 -40 0.07 3
    3M™ 1577 3M™ 1577 3 Synthetic rubber / acrylic PET No data Transparent Double sided 3M™ 640 No data 122 No data EtO, Gamma & Steam 0.09 No data
    3M™ 1587 3M™ 1587 3 Synthetic rubber / acrylic PET No data Transparent Double sided 3M™ 640 No data 122 No data EtO & Gamma 0.08 No data
    3M™ 1597 3M™ 1597 3 Synthetic rubber / acrylic PET No data Transparent Double sided 3M™ No data 122 No data EtO & Gamma 0.1 No data
    Vancive™ MED 6370U Vancive™ MED 6370U 3 Rubber PET No data Transparent Double sided Vancive™ No data No data No data No data EtO & Gamma 0.12 No data
    3M™ 2477P 3M™ 2477P 3 Silicone / acrylic TPE film Translucent Double sided 3M™ 183 60.3 No data EtO 0.18
    Vancive™ MED 6371U Vancive™ MED 6371U 3 Synthetic rubber / acrylic PET No data Transparent Double sided Vancive™ No data No data No data No data EtO & Gamma 0.12 No data
    Vancive™ MED 6372U Vancive™ MED 6372U 3 Synthetic rubber / acrylic PET No data Transparent Double sided Vancive™ No data No data No data No data EtO & Gamma 0.12 No data
    Vancive™ MED 6500SI Vancive™ MED 6500SI 2 Silicone / acrylic PU Film Transparent Double sided Vancive™ 365 152.4 No data EtO 0.04
    Vancive™ MED 6501SI Vancive™ MED 6501SI 2 Silicone / acrylic PU Film Transparent Double sided Vancive™ 365 152.4 No data EtO 0.04
    Vancive™ MED 6503SI Vancive™ MED 6503SI 2 Silicone / acrylic PU Film Transparent Double sided Vancive™ 365 152.4 No data EtO 0.04
    Vancive™ MED 6504SI Vancive™ MED 6504SI 2 Silicone / acrylic PU Film Transparent Double sided Vancive™ 365 152.4 No data EtO 0.04
    3M™ 928 3M™ 928 2 Acrylic 3/1 4/1 3/1 5/1 Tissue 2 White 3M™ 49 -30 0.05 4
    3M™ 9731 3M™ 9731 1 Silicone / acrylic 1/3 3/5 3/4 3/4 PET 4 Clear 3M™ 121 -30 0.14 5
    3M™ 9415PC 3M™ 9415PC 2 Acrylic 3/1 3/1 3/1 3/2 PET 1 Clear 3M™ 50 -30 0.08 4
    3M™ 9425HT 3M™ 9425HT 3 Acrylic 2/1 4/1 4/1 4/2 PET 1 Clear 3M™ 70 -40 0.13 4
  • Tape in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of a roll of tape! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.


    Protect ruggedised PC components with foam gasket
  • Customising your tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your differential 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.


  • Learn more about differential tapes

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