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Masking film and 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.

  • 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.

    • Part tolerances

      Part tolerances

      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
    • Automated application of die-cut tape

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Adhesive tape slitter


      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Die cut tape - Parafix


      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Bespoke die-cut tape presentations

      Bespoke presentations

      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Parafix CAD capability

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Tape guillotining


      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laser cut tape

      Laser cutting

      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Rapid prototyping services

      Rapid prototyping

      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions


      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • XY plotter for adhesive tape components

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • 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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    • Die-cut tape solutions for automotive bonding applications

      Die-cut tape solutions for automotive bonding applications

      Tesa demonstrates a number of die-cut tape solutions for automotive…
    • Automated assembly

      Automated assembly

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated…
    • Performance masking products


      Learn about the masking products available from Parafix...
    • Ensuring optimum component design

      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components…
    • Parafix frequently asked questions

      How do I choose the right product?

      To find a tape with the right characteristics for your exact needs, there…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M powder coat masking with polyester tapes 8991 and 8992

      Reliable masking in most powder coat painting operations with baking at up…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M speciality single sided tape applications

      Resist, conduct, reflect, protect, mark, mask, repel, colour code, cover…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M single sided tapes range

      Detailed information on 3M’s single sided tapes for applications such as…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Scapa high temperature masking solutions

      The Scapa range includes a complete line of masking products,…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      tesa automotive paint masking

      The products offered ensure secure adhesion both on e-coated and painted…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      tesa automotive design masking

      tesa automotive design masking tapes combine different backing materials…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M industrial masking tapes selection guide

      3M masking tapes provide a wide range of solutions for all kinds of…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M masking, packaging and surface protection design guide

      Single sided materials for masking, protecting, enhancing, shielding,…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M powder coat masking, flash breaker and splicing

      Focus on 3M masking product 8995 general purpose polyester tape, for the…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M masking tape range

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