Adhesive Transfer Tapes are rolls of free-film pressure-sensitive adhesive pre-applied to a special release liner. For application, the tape is simply pressed, adhesive side down, to a surface and the liner is peeled off.
Adhesive Transfer Tapes are used for a variety of bonding and laminating applications; ranging from gaskets, graphics, and other lightweight materials to high bonding applications. Adhesive Transfer Tapes allow for good conformability and good adhesive wet out. Transfer tapes are also used to selectively island place adhesives on to other substrates prior to die cutting.
Single-Sided Tape, also known as Single-Coated Tape or Single-Faced Tape, is a pressure-sensitive tape consisting of film, foam, foil, cloth or paper facestock with rubber, acrylic or silicone adhesive on one side, and either has a silicone release liner or is self-wound.
Depending on the combination of backings, adhesives and formats, single coated tapes have a wide variety of applications from holding and sealing to identifying, masking, protecting, splicing and more.
Double-Sided Tapes are created when an adhesive is coated onto both sides of a carrier material. The tape is then wound with a release liner, commonly paper that has been coated on both sides with a silicone release agent. The carrier is typically a polymeric film, foam, paper, cloth or foil, coated with an acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive. The adhesive can be the same on both sides or each side of the carrier can have different adhesive and coating thicknesses, refered to as a Differential Adhesive Tape. Double coated tapes can adhere to a wide variety of surfaces and are used in a wide variety of applications such as bonding, holding, mounting, splicing, packaging and medical applications.
Cloth Tapes consist of cotton, polyester, acetate, nylon, rayon woven or non woven fabrics with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive. Often the cloth is coated with materials such as foil, PTFE, polyethylene, silicone, rubber or vinyl, making the tape flexible, durable, waterproof, fire-resistant or otherwise distinctive. Cloth Tape has a variety of uses and commonly referred to as Duct Tape, Gaffers Tape, Spike Tape, Carpet Tape, Medical Tape, Athletic Tape, Glass Cloth Tape, Binding Tape, Friction Tape or Hockey Tape.
Woven fabrics are created by weaving or knitting yarns while nonwoven fabrics are made of natural or synthetic fibers interlocked mechanically, thermally or chemically. Nonwoven fabrics have diverse properties, such as stretch, resilience, absorbency, liquid repellency, washability, flame retardancy, cushioning, filtering, bacterial barrier and sterility. Some nonwoven fabrics can be recycled after use and are often used in health care, apparel, home furnishings, transportation, industrial and consumer goods.
Film Tape, also known as Plastic Tape or Plastic Film consists of uniform, homogeneous, non-fibrous synthetic webs of Polyester, Polyethylene, Polyurethane, Polypropylene, Polyimide/Kapton®, Polycarbonate/Lexan®, PTFE, Vinyl (PVC and UPVC) and many more substrates. Films are available plain (without adhesive) or with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive on one or both sides and in any combination.
Film materials are typically used for surface protection, identification, safety, bonding, splicing, electrical, medical, and packaging applications.
Foam consists of soft, cushiony natural or synthetic materials such as Acrylic, Polyethylene, Urethane (Polyurethane/Poron®), Sponge Rubber (Neoprene, EPDM, SBR), Vinyl and more. Open and closed cell foams are available plain (without adhesive) or with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive on one or both sides and in any combination.
Depending on the chemistry and construction makeup, foam materials are commonly used for mounting, gasketing, sealing, weather-stripping, industrial and medical applications. For example, urethane foam tapes cushion, seal, dampen sound and absorb vibration. Vinyl foam tapes are durable, weather-resistant and remain flexible on exposure to extreme temperature and light. Closed cell foams do not absorb water and are excellent for outdoor applications.
Foils include Aluminum, Copper, Lead and Stainless Steel, available plain (without adhesive), or with acrylic, rubber conductive or silicone adhesive on one or both sides in any combination. Depending on the chemistry and construction makeup, foil tapes are used for sealing or their electrical and thermal conductive properties.
Paper Tapes, include paper-backed tapes such as Flatback Paper, Crepe Paper, Tissue Paper, Fish Paper, Kraft Paper, Clay Coat Paper and are often used in masking, color coding, splicing, mounting, packaging and protecting. Commonly, they are referred to as Masking Tape, Drafting Tape, Artist's Tape, and Painters Tape. Selection is often based on temperature, holding power, and removability requirements.
Paper Products are available in economy to premium grades, low to high tack, different colors and sizes, plain or with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive on one or both sides in any combination.
Rubber Products are a viscoelastic blend of polymeric rubber based materials that can be natural, synthetic or expanded. Synthetic elastomers include Silicone Rubber, Neoprene Rubber, Butyl Rubber Buna-N (Nitrile), EPDM Rubber, SBR Rubber, SBR/EPDM Blended Rubber and Viton® Rubber.
Rubber products are often used in gaskets and fluid sealing applications. Solid or hard rubber products are available in a variety of thicknesses and grades, such as General, FDA and Medical. Also available plain or with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive on one or both sides in any combination.
Hook and Loop Reclosable Fasteners are used when a product requires repeated openings and closings. Hook and Loop fastening systems are offered in a wide range of product designs, commonly known as 3M™ Scotchmate™ Reclosable Fasteners, 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners and Velcro®.
Reclosable Fasteners mesh together for quick fastening, clean lines, and sleek profiles in many applications. Hook and Loop products can be sew-on. Reclosable Fasteners are available plain or with acrylic or rubber adhesive in rolls, pre-fabricated parts or custom fabricated.
In addition to specialty tapes, MBK typically stocks filter screens, cork, tubing, magnetic tape, and more. Some items are used in the converting process, such as release liners and facestock printing materials. Commodity products used in the shop or shipping departments such as adhesive sprays, lubricants and cleaners are also listed.
MBK Tape Solutions offer choices when looking for adhesive tapes or flexible materials with unique attributes. Listed are examples of materials used for each attribute. To search for items in stock, click the underlined heading.