• Scapa Acrylic Foam Tapes

    Scapa Acrylic Foam Tapes

    Scapa’s Acrylic Foam Tapes (AFT) are high performance bonding products, designed to provide engineered assembly solutions for a wide variety of industrial applications. They are ideal for replacing mechanical fasteners and liquid adhesives in permanent applications where a very high strength bond is required.

    Scapa AFT products create permanent, strong and reliable adhesive bonds to a wide spectrum of substrates. These products withstand thermal movement, dynamic forces with excellent aging and weathering properties. The products often substitute traditional mechanical fastening methods.

    Key products include:

    AS1270 – premium performing in terms of service temperature ; dissimilar metal bonding, Available in white/grey
    AS1160 – transparent, high tack bonding tape. Used when an invisible bond line is required; 1.0mm thickness
    AS197K – high strength, high initial tack bonding tape ; excellent performance to plastics and painted panels. Available in grey/black

    To search for acrylic foam tapes please click Tape Finder below.

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  • Scapa Specialist Film Tapes

    Scapa Specialist Film Tapes

    Specialist films such as polyester silicone, acrylic and rubber adhesive offer you a comprehensive range of highly technical tapes used in a wide variety of applications, like aerospace, powder coating, paper making/coating/converting and electronics. UPVC protective films and PP films are used in specific markets like ski-manufacture.

    Key products include:

    1801 – Kapton polymide silicone adhesive tape
    R592 – High temperature polyester silicone masking tape
    1601 – Polyester silicone masking tape
    K136 – Single sided paper splicing tape
    1695 – Metalised polyester adhesive tape

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  • Semi-Conductive Tape

    Semi-Conductive Tape

    Scapa Semi-Conducting tapes perform electrical functions within a cable. Their primary function is to equalise the field current around the conductor or core and to ensure electrical contact with the earthing system. This reduces the electrical stress on the insulation material and enhances performance. They can also be used to prevent electrolytic corrosion of metallic armour layers.

    Our range of semi-conducting tapes offer excellent solutions for both core and conductor screening. They prevent extrudate penetration of the conductor wires, and with high tensile strength and abrasion resistance, help to prevent ‘birdcaging’ through strong binding properties. The range also incorporates tapes which have first class bedding characteristics, and are available in a plain or printed format.

    All of these tapes are free from halogens and sulphur to improve fire safety and prevent copper staining.

    Key Features & Benefits

    • High electrical conductance.
    • Robust, abrasion resistant construction to withstand the cable making process.
    • Good long term temperature stability (90°C operating temperature, 130°C short term during fault loads).
    • Conformable to ensure good contact with the conductor or core.
    • High tensile strength and tear resistance to allow high speed lapping and for binding cores together.
    • Good temperature stability to withstand oversheathing.
    • Good penetration resistance to prevent strike-through of the insulation or extruded semi-conductive layers.
    • Can be printed for core identification.


    For more information on our Cable solutions, please visit our cable section.

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  • Water Swellable Tape

    Water Swellable tapes are designed to prevent water ingress into fibre optic, copper data/telecom and power cables.

    Using superior super absorbent polymers (SAP) gives these tapes premium performance during the critical first minute of response to water. The SAP is laminated and evenly distributed between various non-woven materials so that all the SAP contributes efficiently to the water blocking properties of the tape. Water swellable tapes are available in insulative, semi-conductive, laminated and marine versions to suit the cable application.

    Key Features & Benefits

    • Proven long term performance as a replacement for traditional filling jellies in optical fiber cable
    • Proven non nutritive to fungal growth.
    • Fast swelling speed.  Thermally stable gel.
    • Available in a range of swelling heights to match the cable maker’s specific application.
    • Available in long lengths to optimize the cable makers production efficiency
    • Seawater grades available for submarine and costal cable installations


    Available in widths, inside and outside diameters, and lengths to suit the cable manufacturer’s individual requirements including traverse wound spools and large diameter coils.

    For more information on our Cable solutions, please visit our cable sectio

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