Masking tape

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  • High performance masking film and tape

    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 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:

    • Stain, sliver, solvent and moisture resistance
    • Easy tear without pulling or stretching
    • Very high temperature resistance (up to 160°C)
    • Easy and clean removal
    • Instant adhesion at touch
    • High and low tack holding power
    • Sulphur free options for use on copper, silver and other precious metals
    • Highly conformable to stretch and adhere to curves

    Our applications include:

    • Fineline paint masking and lettering
    • General purpose decorating masking tape
    • Circuit board conformal coat masking
    • Sealing
    • Bundling
    • Labelling
    • Attaching
    • Holding
    • Edging
    • Splicing
  • Search masking films

    Browse advanced masking films below for more detailed information and product data sheets. For more information, please contact us


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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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  • Masking tape in action

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


  • Customising your tape

    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.


    • 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 masking films

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


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    • 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…

    • 3M industrial masking tapes selection guide
      3M industrial masking tapes selection guide

      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.

    • 3M masking tape range
      3M masking tape range

      A simple, colour coded range of products to meet all of your masking needs.

    • 3M masking, packaging and surface protection design guide
      3M masking, packaging and surface protection design guide

      Single sided materials for masking, protecting, enhancing, shielding, splicing, cushioning and case sealing applications.

    • 3M powder coat masking with polyester tapes 8991 and 8992
      3M powder coat masking with polyester tapes 8991 and 8992

      Reliable masking in most powder coat painting operations with baking at up to 400°F (204°C).

    • 3M powder coat masking, flash breaker and splicing
      3M powder coat masking, flash breaker and splicing

      Focus on 3M masking product 8995 general purpose polyester tape, for the Aerospace, Print and General Industrial Market.

    • 3M speciality single sided tape applications
      3M speciality single sided tape applications

      Resist, conduct, reflect, protect, mark, mask, repel, colour code, cover and quiet with 3M's range of speciality single sided tapes.

    • Scapa high temperature masking solutions
      Scapa high temperature masking solutions

      The Scapa range includes a complete line of masking products, demonstrating high performing adhesion to a variety of surfaces, excellent temperature and chemical resistance, and clean removal after use.

    • tesa automotive design masking
      tesa automotive design masking

      tesa automotive design masking tapes combine different backing materials and adhesives to fulfill all process requirements.

    • tesa automotive paint masking
      tesa automotive paint masking

      The products offered ensure secure adhesion both on e-coated and painted surfaces, as well as conformability, temperature resistance, shear resistance and residue-free removal. This allows for reliable and fast processes during serial and repair painting.

    • Automated assembly capabilities
      Automated assembly capabilities

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated equipment.  

      Learn more about AccuPlace solutions here

    • Performance masking products
      Performance masking products

      Learn about the high performance masking products available from Parafix.

      Browse our range of masking tapes here.