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Protection Tape

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  • Long and short-term protection tape

    Our range of protection tapes offer long or short-term protection from potential scratching, marring, chipping, UV damage and dirt during manufacture, packing, storage, shipping and installation of your products. These protective films are used in a variety of industries such as automotive, electronics, industrial and construction.

    Protection tape offers a quick and easy way to ensure your goods arrive to the end user in the condition that is expected; reducing returns, repairs and replacements. They can be applied to a range of rough or smooth surfaces such as glass, metals, plastics and painted surfaces. They are transparent, allowing for visual inspection without removing the film. Click on the products tab for more information. 

    Protection tape characteristics:

    • Range of thicknesses
    • Acrylic and rubber adhesives
    • Range of backings
    • Moisture and UV resistance
    • Repositionable
    • Smooth and clean removal
    • Conformable to awkward shapes
    • Resistant to low temperatures

    Our applications include:

    • Automotive trim and mouldings
    • Mirrors, glass and window frames
    • LED and LCD screens
    • Windscreens
    • Building panels
    • Instrument panels
    • Automotive lighting
    • Number plates
  • Search protection tapes

    Browse protection 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.

  • Protection tape in action

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

    Protection LCD gasket for extreme environments

    Poron LCD gasket die-cut
    Our customer, a manufacturer of military communications equipment, required an LCD gasket to seal and protect the display of a handheld communications device.The LCD gasket had to perform in extreme…
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  • Customising your protective film

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your protective 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 protective films

    To learn more about protection tape 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…
    • Protection products


      Learn about the protection products available from Parafix...
    • Parafix appointed as Pregis UK distributor

      Parafix appointed as Pregis UK distributor

      We are proud to announce that Pregis has formally appointed Parafix as UK…
    • Light weighting electronic devices

      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such…
    • 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 speciality single sided tape applications

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

      3M safety and security window protection film specification guide

      3M Safety and Security Films provide fragment retention by helping to hold…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      tesa automotive surface protection film

      tesa automotive exterior surface protection tapes protect the painted car…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M protection films

      3M’s wide range of short and long-term protection films are available in a…
    • 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

      3M masking, packaging and surface protection design guide

      Single sided materials for masking, protecting, enhancing, shielding,…
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