Our range of medical grade materials offer unique characteristics for stick to skin applications and can be sterilised by EtO, gamma and steam. Other products include speciality films and foils for a range of medical applications.
We offer our customers access to a superior range of medical grade materials for the varied applications found within the healthcare market. Our commitment to quality, demonstrated by our ISO 13485 registration, FDA registration and ISO Class 7 Clean Room capability means our customers are confident in the superior quality we can achieve for their medical products.
We fully understand the key needs of the automotive market; we offer quality management to ISO 9001, clean room manufacturing and TS16949 compliance. This, combined with our access to World leading materials, makes us the first choice partner in the manufacture of automotive components.
We supply adhesive components into a range of electronics applications, from bonding of dissimilar substrates, to sealing, cushioning, shielding and insulating of components. Whatever your needs, our access to a variety of products, and the ability to create bespoke constructions and components, will ensure we have a solution to your unique requirements.
Industrial grade materials offer strength and resilience, as well as resistance to UV, chemicals, oil and extreme temperatures. Whatever your needs, our experts can advise on the optimum product for your application. We can convert your material into bespoke components for enhanced manufacturing efficiencies and cost savings.
The safety critical applications of this market require trusted adhesive solutions to ensure high quality and reliability of products. We offer a range of materials for bonding, sealing, insulating, shielding and venting for a range of detection, monitoring and emergency devices. Whatever your needs, we have the experience, materials and converting expertise to offer the optimum solution to the unique requirements of your products and processes.
We offer a range of specialist products and manufacturing processes to satisfy the safety critical needs of the defence industry. With Quality Management accreditation to ISO 9001, Clean Room manufacturing and SC21 accreditation, we are confident in meeting the quality expectations of our military and defence customers.
Adhesive tapes offer a range of trusted solutions for aerospace applications and are commonly used for bonding and sealing, as well as vibration dampening, shielding, cooling, masking and venting. We have access to a vast range of materials, which we can convert into bespoke components for enhanced quality and manufacturing efficiencies.
We offer a range of bonding tapes and films for the assembly and protection of furniture, partition walls, flooring systems, HVAC products, doors and windows. Whether you require a permanent bonding solution or temporary protection, we can advise on the optimum product for your unique application.
Modern lighting utilises many adhesive components to enhance the aesthetics and the efficiency of lighting products. We provide bespoke adhesive components to efficiently bond, seal, vent, dissipate heat and reflect light in a range of lighting applications.
Solar and wind energy products are subject to the harshest external environments throughout their lifetime. This includes extreme temperatures, UV light, wind, rain and debris. We offer a range of performance materials to protect components and resist these environmental extremes, as well as efficiently bond, insulate and vent internal components.
We have over 50 years experience in converting tapes and flexible materials for a diverse range of industries and applications. During this time we have built long lasting relationships with suppliers and customers and have built on our experience, capabilities and our reach throughout Europe and beyond.
From design conception to final production and assembly, quality is paramount in providing our customers with products that consistently reach their desired quality standards. We do this through external accreditation and auditing, as well as internal practices and performance monitoring.
Parafix is proud to partner with world leading tape and material manufacturers. With access to a broad range of products we offer our customers extensive choice and the opportunity to combine complimentary materials from any manufacturer, unique to their requirements.
We are proud of our ‘can do’ attitude at Parafix, always striving to solve our customers’ challenges. We are also committed to quality and aim to treat our customers, employees and communities fairly and with care.
There are many reasons why tapes are replacing traditional fixing methods. Among these is the strong and reliable bond that tapes provide and their additional functionality such as sealing, shielding, insulating and cushioning. In addition to these benefits, joining with tape offers greater design options, product quality and enhanced manufacturing efficiencies.
A customised adhesive component offers a number of benefits to designers and engineers. Product designs can be streamlined with invisible joins and product manufacture is made simple with a convenient and easy to handle component. Adhesive parts can be designed with application aids, or for use in automated assembly processes.
When choosing an adhesive product, there are some key criteria to consider so that the desired performance is achieved. By understanding the end product and conditions it will be subject to, a material can be specified that will last the full life of your product.
Rear bumper attachment on high performance sports car
Our customer, a tier two automotive supplier, required four left hand/right hand parts of a double sided acrylic foam tape, for a car bumper attachment. They provided DXF drawings but without accurate part dimensions. 3M product GT6012 was specified and the customer required confirmation it could withstand high temperatures due to placement close to the exhaust. Cost was a key factor due to pressures from tier one manufacturer and quick and easy application of components was desired.
Our engineers were able to create accurate dimensions based on the original DXF file. A nested design was created to ensure optimum yield from material and so just one tool was required. This also aided application as all parts of varying shapes were available on one sheet for the assembler. We were able to confirm that the specified product was able to withstand high temperatures and checked its suitability for water and chemical resistance and ability to attach plastic to painted metal.
The customer is required to use parts produced in compliance with TS 16949 quality standards.
Customer questioned the specified material by tier 1 manufacturer, due to its exposure to high temperatures from the positioning close to the exhaust of the vehicle.
Although the customer provides a 2D and DXF drawing of attachment location on car body, there are no accurate part dimensions provided.
Parafix are advised that there could be a design change later on
Cost is a key factor due to pressure from tier one manufacturer for reduced pricing
Easy application of component is requested
Parafix are TS 16949 compliant and operate to a number of quality accreditations and practices.
We advised that the material (3M GT6012 acrylic foam tape) was suitable to operate under the high temperature conditions. We also checked that the product was appropriate for resistance to water, automotive chemicals and could attach plastic to painted metal.
Customer’s DXF drawing is used as a basis in which to create a DXF drawing with accurate dimensions of the adhesive components.
The drawing, with nested part placement, is designed to ensure optimum yield from material to reduce customer costs. The four parts are placed as such so that just one tool is required.
The four parts presented on one sheet also saved assembly time
After drawing approval we produced samples on our X/Y axis plotter to avoid tooling costs and because of the possible design changes
Customer approves the sample and purchased the tool. We produced first off samples to ensure profile and spacing is correct.
Customer approves the tool and Parafix supplies finished parts that are presented with a tabbed liner for ease of application.
Customer cost targets were achieved
Cost savings due to plotted samples and nesting of parts, using one tool
Correct part dimensions designed ensuring reliable attachment
Solution provided in good time through our rapid prototyping service
Application efficiencies achieved through presentation of parts by sheet