12 October 2021
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Preston Technical wins patent for TabTech die-cut tape

Preston Technical’s TabTech self-adhesive die-cut product was granted a patent by the UK Intellectual Property Office in September 2021.

TabTech is a novel design of presenting specific die-cut lengths of double-sided self-adhesive tape in a roll form that incorporates a new method of enabling the tape release liner to be removed as an operator assembly aid.

This is said to be helpful in industrial manufacturing as it allows assembly operators to remove the protective liner of the tape while still wearing protective gloves. It also facilitiates quick assembly of any taped component in the overall customer manufacturing process which increases efficiency.

Derek Prince, operations director, Preston Technical, said: “The automotive component manufacturing industry is increasingly using double-sided adhesive tapes to provide security in the attachment of trim parts to the car body. The challenge is that thinner widths of tape are now commonly required in trim part design. Cutting and dispensing such dimensions of tape is a major process headache for component manufacturers and TabTech effectively solves that.”

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