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Single sided foil tape

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  • About single sided foil tape

    Single sided foil tape consists of an adhesive coated onto an aluminium foil, copper foil or lead foil backing. They are available in a range of thicknesses and performance levels for both general purpose and high performance applications.

    Copper and aluminium foil tapes are commonly used in construction, industrial, electronics, automotive, aerospace and HVAC markets. They offer reliable performance for a range of applications such as masking, splicing, damping, shielding, insulating, sealing, reflecting and fixing.

    Our single coated foil tapes bond to a variety of different surfaces including wood, metal and plastic and are suitable for internal or external use. We have an extensive range of foil tapes from world leading manufacturers; click on the products tab to learn more.

    Aluminium and copper foil tape characteristics:

    • Conformable
    • Long ageing
    • Thermally conductive
    • Electrically conductive
    • Tear and puncture resistance (easy tear products also available)
    • Flame and high temperature resistance (UL approved products available)
    • Heat and light reflective
    • Environmental resistance (moisture, UV, extreme temperatures)
    • Chemical resistance
    • Excellent adhesion levels
    • Good mechanical resistance

    Our applications include:

    • Paint, sandblasting, powder finishing and galvanisation masking in automotive and aerospace manufacture
    • Splicing, jointing and repair
    • Sound and vibration damping of panels and support structures
    • Heat shielding inside oven doors and heat sensitive components in lighting
    • HVAC insulation
    • Heat reflectivity to protect plastic components 
    • Light reflectivity in lighting systems
    • Moisture and dust sealing in automotive panels, HVAC joints and windows
    • Fixing of wires and cooling coils to appliance walls
    • Electromagnetic protection in electronic devices
  • Search single sided foil tape

    Browse through our range of single sided foil 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.

  • Foil tape in action

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

  • Customising your foil tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your foil 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...
    • Parafix adhesive tape laminating


      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • 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 single sided foil tapes

    To learn more about our single sided foil tapes and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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    • Automated assembly

      Automated assembly

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated…
    • 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 metal foil tapes

      3M’s range of high performance metal foil tapes are available with a…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M slick surface tapes

      3M slick surface tapes offer low coefficients of friction with a choice of…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M seven products that solve 80% of applications

      Seven 3M speciality single sided tape products that solve 80% of customer…
    • 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…
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