Double Sided Tape


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

        
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  • About double sided tape

    A double sided tape is one which is coated with an adhesive on both sides of a carrier material and is wound with a release liner to stop the tape sticking to itself.

    Double sided tape is used to permanently bond two substrates together and can do so invisibly, as opposed to overlapping them. Depending on the type used, a double coated tape also offers benefits such as sealing and gap filling, in addition to bonding. They are a proven and reliable alternative to traditional fixing methods and offer a range of benefits such as reduced assembly times and enhanced quality.

    We offer an extensive range of double coated tapes from World leading manufacturers, including 3M tape, tesa tape, Scapa tape and more. Click on the products tab for more information. Double-sided foam tapes are also available here.

    Double sided tape characteristics:

    • High durability and resistance to UV, water and high temperaturesEasy to handle
    • Strong enough for high performance applications e.g. VHB
    • For internal or external use
    • Invisibly bonds and seals simultaneously
    • Varying thicknesses available
    • Available with a range of carrier types
    • Low VOC options available for many automotive and electronics applications
    • Available with a range of adhesive types, which can differ on each side
    • Can be used on a wide range of surfaces including metal, glass, paper, stainless steel, rubber, polycarbonate, felt, foam and non-woven parts

    Our applications include:

    • Badge and trim attachment (automotive, consumer electronics etc)
    • Gasket and seal attachment
    • Point of sale materials
    • Sign making and attachment
    • Attaching medical devices to skin
    • Electronic component fixing
    • Splicing
    • Fashion tape
  • Search double sided tapes

    Browse through our full range of double sided 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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    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.

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  • Double sided tape in action

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


    Handheld device LCD gasket
    LED cooling with 3M 8805 thermal tape
    Wing mirror assembly
    Development & manufacture of biosensor components
    Waterproofing membrane in marine audio device
    Protect ruggedised PC components with foam gasket
    Attach and Protect Stick to Skin Wearable Microphone
    Development of o-ring substitute in Antenna Casing
    Ostomy Vent
  • Customising your tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your double sided 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.


    • Die-cutting
      Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Part tolerances
      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • Learn more about double sided tape

    To learn more about our double sided tape and its uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.


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    • 3M Laminating adhesive 360
      3M Laminating adhesive 360

      3M's laminating adhesive 360 provides strong performance with quick, sure stick across a broad range of high surface energy (HSE) and low surface energy (LSE) substrates.

    • 3M mounting tape selection guide
      3M mounting tape selection guide

      3M offer a variety of mounting tape to choose from in their flexographic plate mounting systems selection guide.  

    • 3M repositionable thin bonding solutions
      3M repositionable thin bonding solutions

      3M's repositionable tapes offer the ability to preserve surfaces for temporary applications, protect substrates and high value product components and allow for product repair and rework.

    • 3M™ VHB™ and foam tape selection guide
      3M™ VHB™ and foam tape selection guide

      The 3M™ VHB™ and foam tape selection guide will help you find the right bonding solution for your requirements, for fast and effective bonding solutions. Double sided foam tapes help seal, cushion and damp vibration, fill gaps and bond irregular surfaces. 

    • Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond (LSE) Surfaces
      Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond (LSE) Surfaces

      When considering which adhesive to use for any bonding application, the choice of substrate is a critical factor. Often low surface energy materials are the best choice for the device. In our piece…

    • Scapa optically clear adhesive
      Scapa optically clear adhesive

      Scapa optically clear adhesive is a crystal clear gel adhesive that is used for bonding various transparent materials.

    • 3M™ 6658 double sided tape with stretch release carrier
      3M™ 6658 double sided tape with stretch release carrier

      3M’s 6658 stretch release double sided tape enables the versatility of high strength bonding yet the possibility of de-bonding when required. This bond separation feature is made possible by the high…

    • tesa constructive bonding solutions brochure
      tesa constructive bonding solutions brochure

      tesa double coated bonding tapes solve the challenges in constructive bonding, such as joining dissimilar materials, exposure to environmental degradation and maintaining permanent and demanding bonds. 

    • Five tips for designing converted components
      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components are optimally designed:Tip 1 – Avoid square corners or sharp angle corners most tooling suppliers either form flat…

    • tesa double coated tapes for industrial business
      tesa double coated tapes for industrial business

      tesa offers a broad variety of double coated tapes, spanning many applications in industrial markets worldwide. 

    • Product focus: 3M™ MicroChannel liners
      Product focus: 3M™ MicroChannel liners

      3M™ MicroChannel liners incorporate air release technology, with a cross hatch pattern, creating a continuous and permanent network of micro-channels in the adhesive. This allows air to escape from…

    • tesa guide to tape application
      tesa guide to tape application

      tesa's guide to the correct application of a tape.

    • Silicone bonding tapes
      Silicone bonding tapes

      Silicones are synthetic compounds that can be found in a variety of solid rubbers, sponges, foams, films, and even liquids. Silicone substrates are, often, preferred because of their diverse range of…

    • Six challenges of lightweighting
      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such as improved product design/performance, reduced manufacturing costs and reduced environmental impact. Lightweighting can be…

    • VDA 278 and JAMA low VOC tapes from 3M
      VDA 278 and JAMA low VOC tapes from 3M

      3M, manufacturer of high performance adhesive materials, has introduced two new products to their portfolio of high performance, low VOC tapes. These new tapes fulfil the growing need for products…

    • 3M ‘simplicity six’ double sided tapes
      3M ‘simplicity six’ double sided tapes

      3M's 'simplicity 6' streamlines the process of selecting from the vast line of 3M bonding tapes. These six are the most versatile and commonly used products, for bonding to a range of substrates and used in a variety of markets.

    • 3M 300LSE Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond Surfaces Brochure
      3M 300LSE Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond Surfaces Brochure

      3M 300LSE range of adhesives offers strong bonding to low surface energy materials, including powder coatings and oily metals

    • 3M double coated medical tapes brochure
      3M double coated medical tapes brochure

      3M’s double-coated medical grade tapes and transfer adhesives offer an extensive choice of high performance carriers and adhesive combinations, ideal for medical device assembly and attachment to skin.

    • 3M double-sided tape and transfer tape selection guide
      3M double-sided tape and transfer tape selection guide

      3M's range of double-sided and adhesive transfer tapes will help you find the right bonding solution for your requirements. These tapes stick to a wide range of materials including plastics, metals, foam, paper and printed graphics, providing a thin, smooth, flexible bond.

    • 3M foamed acrylic and acrylic plus tape for automotive exterior attachment – sample chart
      3M foamed acrylic and acrylic plus tape for automotive exterior attachment – sample chart

      3M foamed acrylic products offer proven attachment of automotive exterior trim. Learn more about the products and applications here.

    • tesa ACXplus® glass bonding tape for partition wall applications
      tesa ACXplus® glass bonding tape for partition wall applications

      Tesa demonstrates the glass to glass bonding capabilities of their ACXplus® 705 series glass bonding tape, including strength tests and...

    • Bonding and mounting products
      Bonding and mounting products

      Learn about the bonding and mounting tapes available from Parafix.

      Browse double sided materials here.