Our laboratory is temperature controlled to industry standards and is fully equipped to test bond strength, holding power and tack; high and low temperature performance, and resistance to weathering, ageing and UV light. We also develop and conduct customer-specific tests:


  • To make sure that our customers use the most suitable product for their application. This is not necessarily the highest performing, but the product that offers the optimum combination of price and performance, to give you the competitive edge.
  • To test our products and our competitors products in real application conditions, to make sure we are offering the best available products on the market.
  • To develop new products and improve our existing products, to make sure we keep up to date with industry developments and ahead of your changing requirements.

Accelerated weathering machine

Our accelerated weathering machine is used to prove the long term durability of our products for outdoor applications, often on our customers’ material.


Electronic tensile tester

An electronic tensile tester is used to measure bond strength to various materials, and release liner values. Much of our adhesion testing is on customer's own materials.


Measuring surface energy

Measuring surface energy can be important in determining the correct product for the application.


Long-term shear tests

Long-term shear tests provide the best reassurance or tape reliability…

Shear is the measurement that probably gives us the most information - certainly as a predictor of long term performance. All pressure-sensitive adhesives under stress will slowly flow with time, particularly at elevated temperatures. Most companies use shear only as a short term Quality Control test - testing for just a matter of hours. We test shear long term, sometimes for many months, and at different temperatures, so we really know that our products will perform long term.






Frequently Asked Questions

What are your standard roll widths?

We slit most of our products to order, so we have no standard roll width. If you want 13mm or 133mm, you can have it.

What is the minimum and maximum roll width?

As a standard, the minimum is 6mm. We can slit most products narrower than this (we have slit down to 1.6mm) but we charge the same per roll as if it were 6mm, due to the increased slitting and packaging difficulty and the increased waste. The maximum width depends on the product, but is usually at least 1 metre.

Are the products held in stock?

We hold large quantities of bulk rolls in stock and manufacture to order. That's the only way we can offer the number of products and product variations that we do.

What is your delivery time?

UK deliveries on rolls, 3 to 5 working days. Spools, pads and die-cuts are 10 working days. If your order is urgent, please speak to our sales department and we'll try to help. Export orders are subject to longer delivery times.

How much do I have to order?

Our MOQ on most rolls is £100. On rolls of Techniflex and on other formats it is £200.

What are the delivery charges?

On UK orders over £200 delivery is free. On orders between £100 and £200 we add a small order charge of £20. We can arrange a.m. and courier deliveries for additional charges.

What is your returns policy?

As our products are made to order, we cannot generally accept returns unless the goods are faulty. 

What guarantees do you offer?

We are proud to guarantee the quality and performance of all our products and will quickly provide a replacement or refund if they fail to meet our standards.

Do you export, if so where?

Yes, we export around the world. Currently we export to Europe, the Far East, Australia and the US.