Tartan™ Flat Back Paper Masking Tape 2515 combines an unbleached kraft paper backing and a strong, natural rubber adhesive to make an effective tape for splicing, bundling, holding, fastening, tabbing and packaging applications. It is easy to tear from the roll for fast and easy use but can also be machine dispensed for high-volume applications such as packaging.
Good backing strength and is resistant to moist conditions
Ideal medium for splicing brown paper and paperboard
Low unwind tension resists splintering
Can be machine dispensed for packaging applications
Tears easily from the roll by hand for quick and easy application
The strong adhesive on our Tartan™ Flat Back Paper Masking Tape 2515 effectively sticks to many surfaces and makes an effective material for splicing many grades of paper and paperboards. The tape is more rigid than crepe paper masking tapes, making it ideal for creating long, straight paint lines. Masking Tape 2515 is also a useful tape for bundling, holding, tabbing and packaging applications where paper tapes are preferred.
Masking tape was developed specifically to help protect surrounding surfaces from overspray, provide clean paint lines, and remove easily and cleanly when finished. The backing, typically crepe paper, sticks when applied to curved and irregular surfaces without lifting or curling. Various masking tapes are designed for different applications and should be removed within their specified time range. A very thin or poorly manufactured tape may splinter or shred when coming off the roll or being removed after use.
Our masking tapes adhere well, resist solvents or water from the paint, and are strong enough to hang plastic sheeting, yet remove cleanly without damaging the subsurface. These products hand tear for tool-free application. Some have sufficient tensile strength for light commercial and industrial applications, making them useful for bundling, labeling, sealing, temporary repairs, lane marking, splicing, and surface protection.
The classic crepe paper masking tape is a light tan color, but our masking tapes come in a variety of other colors and formulations (PDF, 436 Kb) to meet general and specific applications. It should be noted that many crepe paper masking tapes perform best for indoor purposes and may be difficult to remove after exposure to sunlight. Many of these tapes also have a shelf life of 12 months, beyond which, peak performance cannot be assured. A roll of masking tape is a basic toolbox or supply room item in any construction, warehousing, military, marine, shipping, or retail industry.
Adhesion Strength (metric)
Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Automotive, Furniture, Military & Government, General Industrial, Electronics, Woodworking