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 advanced 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. View the products tab for more information.
Masking film and tape characteristics:
Our applications include:
Thickness range (mm)
Adhesion to steel range (N/cm)
Tensile strength range (N/cm²)
Max width (cm)
Max length (m)
Manufacturer / SOS
Temp. range (˚C)
Thermal cond. range (W/m-K)
Thermal conductivity (W/m-K)
D/S or S/S
Fluid resist backing
MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs)
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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Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your masking film or 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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3M masking tapes provide a wide range of solutions for all kinds of masking challenges. 3M masking tapes handle well and stick instantly without stretching or pulling. The consistent performance of these products helps reduce time and re-work by avoiding adhesive transfer or poor paint lines.