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Anixter Components becomes UK distributor of 3M tapes

17 April 2008

Anixter Components has been appointed as a UK distributor for 3M's range of adhesive tapes and has added 3M's filament, masking, waterproof cloth (duct), double coated, double coated foam and transfer tapes to its existing adhesive lines in the 2008/09 catalogue. OEMs in manufacturing industries, from food & beverage to electronics, will now be able to benefit from a wider choice of adhesives to suit every fastening need.

The filament tapes are a high strength packing tape that incorporates glass filaments and are available in mono-weave and cross-weave formats. They are incredibly strong and won’t tear even if the tape edge becomes damaged. The tapes can bundle and secure almost any type of material, making it suitable for a wide range of applications including household appliances, electronics, palletising boxes and reinforcing cases.

The double coated foam tapes and pads can be used to fill gaps and bond rough or irregular surfaces by distributing stress uniformly over bonded area. The result is a bond line that seals, cushions and damps vibration, resists impact, withstands a wide temperature range and provides good insulating qualities. These tapes are ideal for furniture trim, point of sale and general assembly.

The multi-purpose range of sticky, strong double-coated tapes provides assistance for a range of high performance applications. They bond aggressively to most surfaces including metal, glass and paper.

Transfer tapes allow users to apply a glue strip quickly and efficiently. The adhesive is supported on a paper liner and when applied with the gun the liner is stripped away for immediate bonding, increasing productivity by five times over traditional methods. As well as being quick, this is a very exact and clean way to apply adhesive to a surface as there are no drips or mess and a uniform thickness of glue is applied precisely where required. The wide range of transfer tapes makes them suitable for a variety of applications, from display and poster mounting to automotive interior trim securing.

“We are dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs and continually review the products in our range,” says Andrew Fletcher, technical director, Anixter Components. “We have added the 3M tapes in response to an increased demand for quick and easy methods of fastening in a wide range of applications, from automotive to the manufacture of household appliances. We are now able to offer our customers more choice of product at competitive prices and we are truly a one-stop-shop for all our customers’ requirements.”

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