Adhesive Tape Suppliers and Manufacturers

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  • Hickory, NC

    Carolina Tape & Supply Co. is a distributor & custom tapes converter offering 100% satisfaction. As one of the leading tape suppliers in the nation, Carolina offers an array of quality products & services to your company & their capable staff would love to help you satisfy your taping requirements— call today or simply go to their website to check out their excellent, affordable merchandise.

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  • Lake Villa, IL

    CS Hyde is a leading distributor and converter that supplies a wide variety of high performance tapes with pressure sensitive adhesive. Our tape is available in materials such as Teflon™ Fluoroplastic, Kapton®, UHMW, Silicone, and many more. Since our fouding in 1996, our team at CS Hyde has continued to be committed to our customers and building long-term relationships by providing top quality products and unparalleled service.

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  • Franklin, WI

    CFS is an ISO 9001:2015, 3M™ Preferred Converter with a large inventory of industrial masking tape products, including high temperature polyester tapes, polyimide tape, and crepe tapes. Our tapes can be used for powder coating, e-coating, anodizing, and many other applications. As a 3M™ Preferred Converter, we can custom slit or die-cut most of our tapes to your desired specifications. CFS supplies many diverse industries including agriculture, aerospace, military, electronics, and more.

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  • Minneapolis, MN

    As a tape supplier our products serve many diverse industries such as aerospace, artistry, graphic arts, food and drink as well as many others! For over forty years we have been providing the highest quality tape products with the widest selection. Just a few examples of the products we offer are 3M masking, Teflon, gaffers tape as well as many others. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you get in touch with us today!

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  • Columbia, IL

    When it comes to tape suppliers, you want one that offers both quality and experience. We have over 70 years of experience in the tape industry and offer quality products at affordable prices to companies of all sizes. We supply our tape products to various industries, including appliance, automotive, electronics, building supply, POP/signage/printing, transportation, moving and storage, medical, aerospace, and distribution. Contact us today to learn additional details!

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  • Fall River, MA

    We offer some of the highest quality tape products in the industry! We have been leading tape suppliers since we first opened our doors. Our products are guaranteed to withstand the tests of time to provide a long lasting value. There is no job too small or too large for us to handle and we love a challenge. Our technicians will work with you from concept to completion to ensure a perfect product fit. Visit our website today to learn more!

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Adhesive Tape Industry Information

Adhesive Tapes

Adhesive tapes are the materials you use when you need two or more objects to conjoin or bond with each other. Adhesive tapes come into play when other mechanical options like screws, nails, welding, etc are inapplicable.

There are many improvements in adhesive tapes. For example, these respond very well to pressures and can be activated by heat generation instead of losing its adhesive quality. Sometimes, these may use damp environments to activate.

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Benefits of Using Adhesive Tapes

There are many benefits of using adhesive tapes instead of other industrial replacements. Unlike mechanical fasteners or welding, adhesive tapes can ease the production process by regulating the heat coefficient. These are best for lower temperature applications. Other benefits of adhesive tapes include:

  • No damage to surface area by drilling etc.
  • Replacing liquid adhesive agents
  • Best for automated production because it requires less work

Composition of Adhesive Tapes

There are two main components of adhesive tapes as shown in Figure 1. A backing or carrier is usually made up of paper, foil, PET, foam, or cloth, etc, and an adhesive solution. Sometimes there is also a release liner, but it usually depends on the application of these tapes.

The adhesive coating is applied all over the backing, and then it is rolled up into a giant tape roll. Then the roll is sliced and cut down as per the width required. The width of the bands and the size of the roll vary between industries and its applications.

Adhesive Tape Layers
Figure 1

How to Select Adhesives

While selecting the right type of adhesive tape, one must be well versed about the characteristics of adhesives being used. Following are some adhesives used in adhesive tapes along with their application:

Acrylic Adhesives
The quickest setting adhesives of all. These are also resistant to environmental threats.
Epoxy Resins
Highly impenetrable by chemicals or other environmental factors. These are known to be very strong adhesives.
Rubber-Based Adhesives
Form flexible bonds. These are usually composed of butadiene-styrene, butyl, polyisobutylene, or nitrile compounds.
Silicone Adhesives
Very pliable and elastic in nature. These are heat resistant and are an appropriate choice for high temperature environments.
Polyurethane and Isocyanate Adhesives
Offer impact and permanence. These are strong adhesives as compared to others.

Types of Adhesive Tapes

Following are some of the most popular types of adhesive tapes used nowadays.

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)
Easy to apply by using small pressures, even by finger. These have great adherence qualities. These do not require moisture, water, or solvents to activate stickiness. The only thing to lookout for is the temperature because too much temperature will make these stretchy and too little temperature can generate moisture. Both these factors can affect the bonding characteristic and final application.
Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive
Heat-Activated Tape
Need higher temperatures up to 180°F and in some cases even more. Before heat activation, it usually is non sticky. These are ideal to use for difficult to bond with surfaces like rubber, PVC, etc. Multiple different backings can be used depending upon the surface to work better.
Water-Activated Tape
Also known as gummed paper tapes or gummed tapes. The names are inspired from the adhesive used in these. It consists of a Kraft paper carrier with an applied plant or animal based glue. It is activated by adding moisture to it. It is very easy to find and cheaper. It is usually used where very strong adhesions are not required, like closing boxes.
Non-Adhesive Tapes, Films, or Laminates
These films are self adhering and do not require any added adhesive materials like PTFE sealing tape.
Adhesive Transfer Tape

Industrial Applications of Adhesive Tapes

Adhesive tapes have applications across multiple industries. The top five industries that use adhesive tapes excessively include:

  • Automobile Industry
  • Construction Industry
  • Medical Equipment
  • Electronics
  • Household Industry

The main functions of these tapes are bonding, tying, securing, wrapping, splitting, cushioning, meshing, etc.