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.


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.