Adhesive tape solutions for everyone
tesa is a leading adhesive tape manufacturer for industry, professional trades, end consumers and healthcare. The company’s range of over 6,000 different types of tape includes double sided tapes, masking tapes, protection tapes, safety tapes, cloth tapes, duct tapes and packaging tapes, together with many speciality adhesive tapes developed for specific industrial and consumer applications such as consumer electronics and solar.
For Automotive, external trims, badges and scripting are permanently bonded to cars using high performance double sided foam tapes. Drainage holes in the chassis are reliably covered using die-cut to shape cloth tapes reducing noise inside the car. Laser engravable labels provide secure marking and tamper evidence replacing traditional mechanically fixed VIN plates. And high performance surface protection films ensure the car’s paintwork remains free from damage during storage and transportation.
The EasySplice® range of straight-line splicing tapes increases efficiency and productivity in newspaper production requiring only a single operator to apply them cutting preparation time by two-thirds, and built-in detection labels reduce the amount of “drop-copies” and wastage. In paper production tesa tapes withstand the forces of splicing 10m wide rolls at production speeds of 1500 to 1900m per minute.
In the flexographic industry tesa Softprint® tapes are used to mount the printing plates onto the cylinders and the quality and consistency of the foam used contributes and its recovery properties after repeated compression leads to significantly reduced barring allowing higher printing speeds.
For the corrugated cardboard industry, double-sided tapes are used for splicing rolls and closing of packaging, strapping tapes used for carry-handle reinforcement, tear-tapes for opening packages, In addition, in co-operation with leading equipment manufacturers, tesa also offers dispensers for rolls up to 35,000m.
A new focus for tesa is healthcare where a range of hydrophilic films and space tapes have been developed for in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications such as blood-glucose test strips for diabetes care. Additionally, microtiter plate sealing films are available for PCR and ELISA which include high-optical clarity adhesive films for Real-Time PCR.
Additional market coverage is provided by a network of specialist distributors for industry and the professional trades. The tesa UK consumer division’s range has adhesive tape products for many areas of everyday use, as well as glue-sticks and correction rollers for the office to insect protection and DIY solutions for the home.