Efficient Wrapping With High-End Tapes

About Shrink/Patch Tapes

In any shrink wrapping project, there are two main types of tape used. The first one is what we call a shrink/patch tape or tear tape, because of its pinked or serrated edge for easy tear capabilities. 

  • This tape is mostly used on shrink wrap surfaces for repairing holes and reinforcing stress areas. 
  • This tape has a very aggressive adhesive, so we recommend not using this tape on surfaces other than shrink wrap surfaces.

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About Preservation Tapes

The other tape that we use in the shrink wrapping process is a preservation or hull/attachment tape. As an example, this tape is what is typically used to attach shrink film to the hulls of boats for shipping purposes. 

Shrink Wrap Solutions preservation tape is a high-end tape that can be applied to non-porous surfaces for extended periods and then be removed without leaving an adhesive residue. 

  • Applicators must be very careful applying adhesive products to painted surfaces. Shrink Wrap Solutions especially does not recommend this process. 
  • This tape can also be used for patching and reinforcing shrink film, but it is not a very cost-effective process for this tape and purpose. 
  • Shrink wrap tapes can be purchased by the roll as well as in case lots.

Shrink/Patch Tape – Features

Preservation-Hull/Attachment Tape - Features

Preservation-Hull/Attachment Tape - Features

Shrink/Patch Tape is stocked in 2", 4" and 6" widths by 180' in length. Each roll has an easy tear pinked/serrated edge and is individually wrapped in shrink wrap. The tape contains UV inhibitors in the adhesive.

Preservation-Hull/Attachment Tape - Features

Preservation-Hull/Attachment Tape - Features

Preservation-Hull/Attachment Tape - Features

Preservation tapes come in a variety of widths in 108' (36 yds.) lengths. This high end, high quality tape is 10 mm in thickness and will require a cutting blade at times to assist in cutting this tape from the roll. They are used primarily for attaching films, such as shrink film to non-porous, hard surfaces.