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Magnum Tapes & Films offers broad-ranging capabilities in pressure-sensitive adhesive tape manufacturing. We specialize in General Purpose tapes and tapes for Abrasives, Foam Bonding, Gaskets, Extrusions, Graphics, Packaging, Scrim, Crepe, and Automotive. Our tape products include rubber and acrylic-based adhesive systems with various thicknesses and physical properties tailored to your application.

Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to manufacture high-quality adhesive tape and film products while affording us the flexibility to be responsive and agile, with excellent product value and outstanding service.

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes

Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape is material that is permanently sticky on one or more sides. The adhesive on the tape needs to be tacky at room temperature without needing heat activation, water, or a solvent. The pressure-sensitive tape will stick to most surface types once compression is applied.
 
Pressure-sensitive tapes have multiple uses and applications. Determine the tape usage to assess the properties needed. For example, some types of tape work best on rough surfaces, while others will stick better to smooth surfaces. 
 

Uses for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape

Pressure-sensitive tapes have multiple uses, including:
  • Package and box sealing: Packing, masking, and scotch tape are all examples of pressure-sensitive tape. They are commonly used to seal boxes or close envelopes.
  • Electrical work: Electrical tape is a type of pressure-sensitive tape that insulates wires and cables.
  • Athletic gear: Athletic tape allows athletes to grip their equipment better, such as a tennis racket or hockey stick.
  • Heat containment: Pressure-sensitive tape can help insulate materials or protect against heat exposure. 
  • Surface protection: The tape can protect surfaces from moisture damage or exposure to ultraviolet rays.
  • Sound dampening: Some pressure-sensitive tape effectively blocks or minimizes sounds. 
  • Medical uses: Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape also has medical uses. Adhesive bandages are an example, as is the tape used to hold gauze in place around a wound.
 

Benefits of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes

Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape offers multiple advantages over other types of adhesive materials. Some reasons to use pressure-sensitive tape include the following:
  • Bonds a wide range of materials: Pressure-sensitive tape can join various materials together, including rough surfaces to smooth ones or smooth surfaces to other smooth surfaces. The tape can successfully bond dissimilar materials. 
  • Improves comfort: The tape can help improve comfort in several ways. It absorbs vibrations, reduces sound, and provides insulation. Homeowners can use this tape to seal off drafty areas of their homes, allowing for better temperature control.
  • Reduces energy use: Pressure-sensitive tape can help reduce energy usage, leading to lower heating or cooling bills when used to seal homes and buildings. 
  • Easy to use: Pressure-sensitive tape requires only a tiny amount of pressure to adhere, making it much easier to use than adhesives that need a solvent, water, or heat activation. 
  • Offers aesthetic appeal: Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape is available in a range of colors and can come with printed logos. It can be a more attractive option than other types of fasteners.
 

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Construction

Most of Magnum's tape products are manufactured in one of these typical configurations:
  • Single-coated: Single-coated tape has adhesive on one side. A release liner covers the adhesive side of the tape until it's ready for use.
  • Double-coated: Double-coated tapes have adhesive and release liners on each side. Depending on the tape's use, the adhesive may be the same on each side or different.
  • Differential double-coated: Differential double-coated tape has two different types of adhesive on each side.
  • Self-wound: Self-wound tape has adhesive on one side but no release liner. Packing tape is a typical example of self-wound tape.
  • Transfer tape/free-film: Transfer tape or free-film is an adhesive film applied to a release liner. The tape adheres well to irregular surfaces and is often used to create vinyl decals.
 

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Features

Depending on your needs, we can produce adhesive tapes with various features. 
 
Release Liners
Standard and custom-release liner options available that best suit your specific application:
  • Several thicknesses and release factors are available
  • Single-liner or double-liner construction is available on transfer tapes
 
Adhesive Options
We use three types of adhesives when manufacturing pressure-sensitive tape. The type of adhesive that best meets your needs depends on the application. 
 
1. Permanent Rubber 
 
Rubber is the most cost-effective adhesive for pressure-sensitive tape and is either made from natural rubber or synthetic material. Each type has unique benefits and drawbacks. Synthetic rubber tends to adhere to surfaces more firmly, creating a permanent seal. 
 
Since rubber isn't naturally sticky, resins get added to the material to produce tackiness. 
 
2. Removable Rubber
 
Removable rubber adhesives are typically made from natural rubbers, which have a shorter life span and poorer heat performance than synthetic rubbers. You can easily reposition tapes with removable rubber adhesives or peel the tape off cleanly when it's no longer needed.
 
3. Permanent, Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Acrylic
 
Acrylic adhesives typically have a longer life span than rubber. Acrylic adhesives produce a tape with higher resistance to wear and tear than rubber PSA tapes. The adhesive bond is also stronger with acrylic than with rubber. 
 
Unlike rubber, acrylic is a tacky material naturally, but adding a tackifier enhances the material's adhesive properties. 
 
Two types of acrylic adhesive are available:
  • Solvent: Solvent acrylic is tackier than rubber but doesn't bond well to low surface energy (LSE) plastics. 
  • Emulsion: Emulsion acrylic is more cost-effective than solvent acrylic but less water resistant.
 
 
Slitting
Magnum has the capacity to slit PSA tapes and films to suit your needs:
  • Finished slit widths from ¼" to 60"
  • Finished roll lengths from 50' to 3,000'
  • Finished roll diameters up to 18"
 

Rolls Sizes and Lengths

Magnum has the flexibility to offer a selection of stock products as well as custom and non-standard sizes:
  • Standard roll widths of 44", 50", 54", and 60"
  • Standard roll lengths 750' to 3,000'
  • The standard core size is 3"
 

Rubber and Acrylic Tape Manufacturers Packaging Options

Magnum Tapes & Films offers various packaging options based on your order needs:
  • Multiple pallet sizes are available to accommodate different roll widths
  • Sturdy and durable horizontal and vertical packaging options
  • Each vertically packaged pallet contains nine rolls
  • Private and custom labeling options are available
  • Narrow slit product is poly bagged and slip sheeted in carton packaging
  • Pallets are stretch wrapped for additional protection
Ask about our economical and environmentally friendly returnable packaging options.
 
Spooling
  • ¼" wide up to 1"
  • Up to 10,000' spools

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Our Adhesive Tape Options

 

Magnum Tapes & Films produces several PSA ranges made with rubber or acrylic adhesive. We can work with you to help you choose the best option. Our PSA series include the following: 
 
200 Series
200 Series is an aggressive rubber foam bonding adhesive that adheres to ether, ester polyurethane, and polyethylene foams. This adhesive is more conformable to a wide range of irregular and uneven substrates. It sticks to anything rough.
 
300 Series
300 Series is a rubber foam bonding adhesive that adheres well to ether and ester polyurethane foams. This adhesive will produce foam tear when laminated to ether and ester polyurethane foams.
 
400 Series
400 Series is a versatile permanent rubber tape, ideal for smooth surfaces where heavy adhesive thickness is not required. The right balance of economy and performance. Excellent bonding to polyethylene, polyisoprene, polystyrene, polypropylene, EPDM, metals, papers, and other flat surfaces. Good dimensional stability with excellent die-cutting performance. Very high shear properties and high peel performance. Available with a tighter release liner, ideal for converting.
 
500 Series
500 Series is a versatile foam bonding adhesive for polyethylene, rubber, and EPDM foams. Aggressive initial tack with excellent peel and surface wet-out. Superb adhesive for irregular and hard-to-stick surfaces such as polyethylene foam. A PET carrier provides exceptional dimensional stability in die-cutting with a standard lay-flat liner. Excellent adhesive for case applications and is available as a transfer tape.
 
600 Series
600 Series is an excellent option for bonding complex materials and surfaces such as polyurethane foams, TPO materials, ABS, polyethylene, polypropylene, and powdered coated materials. The 600 Series is a low surface energy adhesive that is conformable with excellent wet-out properties. Standard lay-flat liner. Low VOC properties meet JIS-A 1901 standards.
 
800 Series
800 Series is a versatile permanent acrylic transfer tape. It is a stiff adhesive with a good die-cutting performance. Excellent adhesion to plasticized PVCs, metals, and LSE plastics. Very conformable to irregular surfaces with superior outdoor performance. The adhesive has high shear with moderate peel and high-temperature performance. Low VOC 800 Series properties meet JIS-A 1901 standards, are acid-free, and have a neutral pH for archival applications. Meets the ISO 18916 standard for photographic archiving.
 
900 Series
900 Series tapes are differential tapes with different adhesives on each side. We can mix and match our rubber and acrylic adhesives to fit a specific need. They are available in: 
  • Rubber/Rubber
  • Acrylic/Acrylic 
  • Acrylic/Rubber
  ADHESIVE KEY ATTRIBUTES DESCRIPTION

200

SERIES

Permanent Rubber High Tack
Rubber
200 Series is an aggressive rubber foam bonding adhesive that adheres to ether and ester polyurethane and polyethylene foams. This adhesive is more conformable to a wide range of irregular and uneven substrates. It sticks to anything rough.

300

SERIES

Permanent Rubber Low Surface Energy
Rubber
300 Series is a rubber foam bonding adhesive that adheres well to ether and ester polyurethane foams. This adhesive will produce foam tear when laminated to either and ester polyurethane foams.

400

SERIES

Permanent Rubber

General Purpose Rubber

400 Series is a versatile permanent rubber tape, ideal for smooth surfaces where heavy adhesive thickness is not required. The right balance of economy and performance. Excellent bonding to polyethylene, polyisoprene, polystyrene, polypropylene, EPDM, metals, papers, and other flat surfaces. Good dimensional stability with excellent die-cutting performance. Very high shear properties and high peel performance. Available with a tighter release liner, ideal for converting.

500

SERIES

Permanent Rubber High Tack
Rubber
500 Series is a versatile foam bonding adhesive for polyethylene, rubber, and EPDM foams. Aggressive initial tack with excellent peel and surface wet-out. Superb adhesive for irregular and hard-to-stick surfaces such as polyethylene foam. A PET carrier provides exceptional dimensional stability in die-cutting with a standard lay-flat liner. Excellent adhesive for case applications and available as a transfer tape.

600

SERIES

 

Permanent Low VOC Acrylic  Low Surface Energy
Acrylic
600 Series is a great option for bonding difficult materials and surfaces such as polyurethane foams, TPO materials, ABS, polyethylene, polypropylene, and powdered coated materials. The 600 Series is an LSE adhesive that is conformable with excellent wet-out properties. Standard lay-flat liner. Low VOC properties meet JIS-A 1901 standards.

800

SERIES

 

Permanent Low VOC Acrylic High Shear
Acrylic
800 Series is a versatile permanent acrylic transfer tape. It is a stiff adhesive with a good die-cutting performance. Excellent adhesion to plasticized PVCs, metals, and LSE plastics. Very conformable to irregular surfaces with superior outdoor performance. The adhesive has high shear with moderate peel and high-temperature performance. Low VOC 800 Series properties meet JIS-A 1901 standards, are acid-free, and have a neutral pH for archival applications. Meets the ISO 18916 standard for photographic archiving.

900

SERIES

Removable Rubber
Permanent Rubber
Rubber/Rubber
Acrylic/Rubber
Acrylic/Acrylic
Permanent Low VOC Acrylic

Differential 900 Series tapes are differential tapes with a different adhesive on each side. We can mix and match our rubber and acrylic adhesives to fit a specific need. They are available in Rubber/Rubber, Acrylic/Acrylic, and Acrylic/Rubber configurations.

 

Permanent Rubber   Permanent Rubber

Removable Rubber   Removable Rubber

Permanent Low VOC Acrylic   Permanent, Low VOC Acrylic
 

 

Magnum Tapes and Films Narrow Slit downs Winding Slitting  Magnum Tapes and Films Slitting Capabilities - Narrow Slitting Winding

How to Choose the Right Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape

 

The tape suitable for your application depends on various factors. When choosing a PSA tape, consider the following: 
 
  • The surface: Certain adhesive types bond to others more readily. For example, look for tape that sticks to foam if you need to adhere something to foam. Also, pay attention to the texture of the surfaces and choose a tape designed for rough or smooth exteriors, as required.
  • The conditions: Consider the situations where the product will be used. If you need to use the tape outdoors, choose a product that can withstand hot and cold temperatures, wind exposure, and moisture exposure. 
  • The use: Think of your goal for using the tape. Are you using it to seal a package or join two surfaces together?
  • Permanence: Decide whether you need a removable or permanent adhesive. Removable adhesives don't have the bonding strength that permanent ones do, but they can also cause damage when you remove them.
  • Size: Do you need wide adhesive tape or something thinner? 
 

Contact Magnum Tapes & Films Today

 
From industrial tape applications to packaging tape, Magnum Tapes & Films can produce the PSA that's just right for you. Our team of experts is here to help you. Contact us today to discuss your products and applications. 

 

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