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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    • Thickness (mm)
    • Min. temp (˚C)
    • Max. short temp (˚C)
    • Adhesion to steel (N/cm)
    • Tensile strength (N/cm²)
    • Max width (cm)
    • Max length (m)
    • Stock status
    • Manufacturer / SOS
    • Thermal cond. range (W/m-K)
    • Thermal conductivity (W/m-K)
    • D/S or S/S
    • Breathable
    • Conformability
    • Fluid resist backing
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Sterilisation method
    • MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs)
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    • Adhesion to steel range (N/cm)

    • Tensile strength range (N/cm²)

    • Adhesive

    • Carrier

    • Colour

    • Max width (cm)

    • Max length (m)

    • Stock status

    • Manufacturer / SOS

    • Temp. range (˚C)

    • Thermal cond. range (W/m-K)

    • Thermal conductivity (W/m-K)

    • D/S or S/S

    • Breathable

    • Conformability

    • Fluid resist backing

    • Hypoallergenic

    • Sterilisation method

    • 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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  • 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.


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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.


    • 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 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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    • 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…

    • 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 distributor for their SG PolyMask range of temporary protection films.Pregis, a leading provider of innovative protective…

    • Six challenges of lightweighting
      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such as improved product design/performance, reduced manufacturing costs and reduced environmental impact. Lightweighting can be…

    • 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 protection films
      3M protection films

      3M's wide range of short and long-term protection films are available in a range of materials and adhesive strengths, for protection of a range of substrates.

    • 3M safety and security window protection film guide
      3M safety and security window protection film guide

      3M Safety and Security Films provide fragment retention by helping to hold glass together during destructive weather, smash and grab crimes and vandalism or even acts of terrorism. They help to seal out the water, the primary cause of property damage and they have a toughness that allows these films to withstand day-to-day abuse.

    • 3M skin vs. stainless steel
      3M skin vs. stainless steel

      A guide on the factors that affect skin adhesion and the things to consider when designing stick to skin products. 

    • 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.

    • tesa automotive surface protection film
      tesa automotive surface protection film

      tesa automotive exterior surface protection tapes protect the painted car body, wheel rims, plastic parts, and emblems against outside influences such as dust, gravel, bird droppings or insects during the journey from the plant to the end customer. Similarly, interior surfaces including plastic, metal and fabric are protected and kept spotlessly clean.

    • Protection products
      Protection products

      Learn about the protection products available from Parafix.

      Browse permanent and temporary surface protection films here.