R.S. Hughes provides the best Industrial Tapes for building or manufacturing. We are the best distributor for several premium brands including 3M, Polyken, AbilityOne, and more. Our inventory includes automotive tapes, electrical tapes, and specialty application tapes. We offer high quality industrial tapes for bonding, mounting, masking, sealing, insulating, marking, and color-coding.
While some tapes are water or heat-activated, most tapes are pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) that form a bond with light pressure. Tapes can be single-sided or double-sided, and they can be permanent or removable. Some high-strength tapes may have a release liner on the adhesive side that is removed before application. Common tape backings include fabric, metal foil, foam, paper, and a variety of plastics.
Double-sided tape with a foam core is used for mounting. Glass cloth is ideal for high-heat applications. Copper tape is a good conductor in electrical applications. Typical adhesive materials used in tapes are rubber, acrylic, and silicone. Silicone adhesives have the highest temperature resistance and make ideal aerospace and foil tapes. Rubber adhesives work better in moderate temperatures, while acrylic adhesives have greater temperature resistance and are common in conductive tapes and masking tapes.
For specific questions regarding stock, availability, or shipping, please contact an R.S. Hughes associate at your nearest branch or call 877-774-8443. To find your nearest branch, utilize our Store Locator Tool to view our locations.