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Masking Tape Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of masking tape companies and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top masking tape suppliers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find masking tape companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture masking tapes to your companies specifications. Then contact the masking tape suppliers through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of automotive masking tape, Teflon masking tape, packaging tape, or customized masking tapes of every type, this is the resource for you.

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For over forty years SpecialtyTapes.com's #1 goal is to provide the best product options to meet your application requirements. Whether your objective is to solve a problem, address a new application or just to save money, SpecialtyTapes.com has the products and services you need. For quality, affordable masking tape, contact SpecialtyTape.com today!
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Carolina Tape and Supply has, for over 40 years, been a custom tapes converter for all types of pressure sensitive and industrial products as well as a distributor of furniture manufacturing supplies and packaging products. If experience, value and quality customer service is important to you and your company, call Caroline Tape today to purchase quality masking tape at an unbeatable price.
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We make it our goal to have what our customers need- big or small. It is our goal to become the number one tape supplier in the United States. Our large size and low prices makes us one of the leading suppliers of tape products from masking tape to packing tape in the country. Visit our website or call us today to see what sets us apart from the competition. We look forward to hearing from you!
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We are a forward-thinking manufacturer that strive to remain on the forefront of our industry. We utilize cutting edge technology that results highly accurate products. These top of the line solutions are long lasting and you can count on Western Container Corp. to provide you with the very best. Please give one of our representatives a call today to learn more!
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As a leading local, regional and national distributor of standard and custom high performance pressure sensitive taping merchandise, Argent Tape & Label International can assure you a satisfying experience in finding the perfect kind of masking tape to meet your requirements. Since 1995, Argent has been serving satisfied customers with quality products and we promise to do the same for you. Call us today!
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Masking Tape

Masking tape was invented in 1925 and used by the auto industry to paint two-toned cars. It doesn't damage newly painted surfaces or leave behind unwanted residue, making it exceedingly useful for painters when they mark off areas that should not be painted and paint straight edges.

Masking tape is the easy-to-tear, pressure-sensitive tape that was one of 3M's first and most successful products. It is used as a common household item and in a variety of industrial applications that require masking off areas for a multitude of reasons. Examples of such applications include etching, plating, power coating, soldering, sand blasting and flame or thermal spray techniques. Unlike marking tape, masking tape is designed to come off easily without causing any damage to the object it was attached to, and therefore does not have the adhesive strength of marking tape. Masking tapes are usually a tan or light brown color, and those made specifically for painting are often purple or bright blue. The color variety is not as creative and loud as duct tape, but it is still very popular amongst painters in particular. It is also used to close and secure packages, although not as often as packaging tape is used for such applications.


Masking tape's backing is most commonly made of paper, but manufacturers sometimes use polymer or polyimide films, polyester, glass cloth, foil, vinyl or layered materials that are laminated together. The adhesive varies according to the function of the tape. Rubber-based adhesives offer the strongest hold, but have the lowest temperature resistance. Acrylic-based adhesives have a wide temperature range (from sub freezing to 325°F), while silicone-based adhesives offer the greatest temperature resistance (up to 500°F).The adhesive strength is also based on a one to one hundred point scale. Usually, masking tape adhesives used for painting are rated around fifty. However, household masking tapes have adhesives placed much lower on the scale, so that no damage is done to sensitive areas that do not require the extra strength. Because it is often used in bulk, to mark off large areas or multiple objects, masking tape is sold in packages of three or more rolls together as well as individual rolls. The roll has been specifically made with movement in mind since it is a large enough roll to comfortably wear on a person's wrist. Marketing points like these are what keep masking tape in demand.

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