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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 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:

    • 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
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    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.

    Title Stock status Adhesion to steel (N/cm) Adhesive Breathable Carrier Colour Conformability D/S or S/S Fluid resist backing Hypoallergenic Manufacturer / SOS Max length (m) Max. short temp (˚C) Max width (cm) Min. temp (˚C) MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs) Sterilisation method Tensile strength (N/cm²) Thermal cond. range (W/m-K) Thermal conductivity (W/m-K) Thickness (mm)
    3M™ 218 3M™ 218 3 4 Rubber PP Green 3M™ -30 22.8 0.13
    3M™ 4737 3M™ 4737 3 1.2 Rubber Vinyl Blue 3M™ -30 28 0.137
    3M™ 222 3M™ 222 3 2.6 Acrylic PET White 3M™ -30 45.5 0.06
    3M™ 5414 3M™ 5414 3 0.4 Synthetic PVA Transparent 3M™ 0 11 0.053
    3M™ 226 3M™ 226 3 4.2 Rubber PE / creped paper Black 3M™ -30 59.5 0.27
    3M™ 5491 3M™ 5491 3 3.8 Silicone PTFE Brown 3M™ -73 73 0.17
    3M™ 235 3M™ 235 3 2.5 Rubber Paper Black 3M™ -30 38.6 0.17
    3M™ 7101 3M™ 7101 3 4.2 Rubber Latex saturated crepe paper Chamois 3M™ -30 36 0.14
    3M™ Scotch® 250 flatback masking tape 3M™ Scotch® 250 flatback masking tape 2 8.5 Rubber Flatback paper Tan 3M™ -30 103.3 0.15
    3M™ 7130 3M™ 7130 3 3.6 Rubber Latex saturated crepe paper Chamois 3M™ -30 40 0.16
    3M™ 851 3M™ 851 1 2.7 Silicone & rubber PET Translucent green 3M™ -50 36.8 0.1
    3M™ 8403 3M™ 8403 1 2.9 Silicone PET Translucent green 3M™ -50 81 0.06
    3M™ 1104 3M™ 1104 3 2 Rubber Saturated crepe paper Chamois 3M™ -35 34 0.15
    tesa® 50650 tesa® 50650 3 3.3 Silicone PET Blue tesa®