Drawing of Single Coated Tape with liner, carrier and adhesive
Single-Sided Tape, Single-Coated Tape, or Single-Faced Tape, is most commonly known in everyday terms as Adhesive Tape. PSA (Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive) tape sticks without any heat or solvent for activation and adheres with light pressure.

This sticky tape consists of a backing material coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive, supplied with a release liner, or is self-wound. The backing materials also referred to as a carrier, vary according to application. Common backings include film, foam, foil, cloth, or paper face stock.

Selecting the right adhesive also requires an understanding of the application and how the adhesive interacts with the backing. Acrylic adhesives can be either water-based, solvent-based, or pure acrylic, provide excellent environmental resistance and are used on a variety of surfaces. Rubber-based adhesives are divided into natural and synthetic rubber, best for indoor applications. Silicone adhesives are considerably more expensive but are used for their excellent high-temperature performance and chemical resistance.

Depending on the combination of backings, adhesives, and formats, single-coated tapes are used in a variety of industrial and medical applications from holding and sealing to identifying, masking, protecting, splicing, and more. Often single-sided tapes are referred to by the application such as Medical Tape, Electrical Tape, Masking Tape, Packaging Tape, Strapping Tape, to name a few.


MBK Tape Solutions sources and stocks adhesive tapes from quality tape manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world, including 3M, Berry Global, Main Tape, Shurtape, Tesa, and more. Please visit the online catalog for product details and to learn more about our range of adhesive tape products.

For over 50 years, MBK has provided converting services to a wide variety of industries. We are ISO certified and a 3M Preferred Industrial and Medical Tape Converter. Our capabilities include die-cutting, multi-layer laminating, custom slitting, printing, and much more. To learn more about our converting capabilities, click here. You can contact our tape specialists by calling 818-998-1477 or request a quote for your next project.