Tapes & Flexible Materials
MBK Tape Solutions has access to hundreds of tape manufacturers around the world. Listed are the materials that MBK stocks in jumbo rolls and sheets, ready to be custom fabricated according to your specifications. Products are available with or without adhesive in any size, shape or configuration on rolls, sheets or pieces for easier handling and cost effective assembly solutions.
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 face stock 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 Tape, also known as Double-Coated Tape or Double-Faced Tape is a pressure-sensitive tape consisting of film, foam, paper, cloth or a foil carrier, with an acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive coated on both sides in any combination. Double coated tapes can adhere to a wide variety of surfaces and are used in many applications such as bonding, holding, mounting, splicing, packaging and medical applications.
Double Coated / Differential Adhesive Tapes have a different adhesive on each side of the carrier, some for clean removal applications, and others for bonding to incompatible surfaces. Permanent/Removable adhesives are often used on glass for it removes without leaving residue. Acrylic/Rubber, Acrylic/Acrylic and Acrylic/Silicone adhesives are used for a wide variety of very demanding applications.
Cloth Tapes are 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. Cloth Tape 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.
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 are commonly referred to as Masking Tape, Drafting Tape, Artist's Tape and Painters Tape, often used in masking, color coding, splicing, mounting, packaging and protecting. These paper-backed tapes consist of Flatback Paper, Crepe Paper, Tissue Paper, Fish Paper, Kraft Paper or Clay Coat Paper with a single or double coat adhesive. 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 are available plain for sewing-on or with acrylic or rubber adhesive in rollspre-fabricated parts or custom fabricated.
MBK Tape Solutions typically stocks filter screens, cork, tubing, magnetic tape, and more. Some items are used in the converting process, such as release liners and face stock printing materials. Commodity products used in the shop or shipping departments such as adhesive sprays, lubricants and cleaners are also listed.
MBK Tape Solutions specializes in developing and manufacturing custom products for our customers. Due to our confidentially policy, we cannot list them here. However, here are a few examples of finished goods that we stock and can be sold in bulk or packaged to your specifications.