Adhesive Solutions for Masking

With diverse applications as in commercial and residential painting, paint stripping, and electroplating, masking tapes are expected to perform across a wide range of conditions. When selecting an adhesive there are a number of tape application considerations to be addressed, including the end use substrate, facestock, economy versus premium cost, and temperature and chemical exposure. With so many variables to consider for both the tape manufacturer and end user, tape selection becomes very specific.

Avery Dennison Performance Polymers offers a portfolio of emulsion acrylic and solvent acrylic adhesives that provide:

  • Smooth peel and a clean removal, even after long-term use
  • Adhesion to a wide range of surfaces with varying textures and finishes, including Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics like polypropylene
  • Compatibility with a wide range of facestocks, papers, foils and plastic films, including PET and vinyl
  • Resistance to both high and low temperatures, including those found in processes such as paint baking and curing
  • Resistance to chemicals like oils, cleaners and harsh paint stripping chemicals


At Avery Dennison Performance Polymers, our technical service and R&D teams bring together extensive Materials Science knowledge and polymer design and formulation. We combine our coating and converting know-how with a deep understanding of end-user applications. And, our team has the capability to quickly tailor and customize adhesives to provide the right solution to your unique application-driven challenges.

For more information about our pressure-sensitive adhesives for masking applications, visit the product selector or contact our adhesive experts today.