Tapes, Sanding Belts & Abrasives

Sheldahl created the perfect solution 40 years ago when it pioneered United States Patent, 4,215,516 for a Unidirectional Tape splicing system for joining sanding belts together. The uniqueness of the product and the process combined with its high performance and cost-effectiveness remain the reasons why the patented Unidirectional Tape system patented 40 years ago remains the method of choice for joining abrasive and sanding belts of all kinds 40 years later.   
   
Sheldahl has developed and has maintained 9 different coated splicing tape product offerings that are uniquely matched to the specific abrasive removal requirements. Each is color-coordinated for easy universal identification by the belt fabricator. Sheldahl has developed 11 different uncoated splicing tape product offerings. These 20 different products high performance and cost-effective solution product offerings have kept Sheldahl the world leader and largest supplier of Unidirectional splicing tapes for the past 40 years. Let Sheldahl Unidirectional Splicing Tape products offer you the advantage that has existed for the past 40 years and will be designed in on applications in the future.     

Sheldahl has applied its rich history of creating solutions thru using its expertise in adhesives and curatives (over 400 proprietary chemical recipes since 1955) combined with 65 years of material science expertise to develop successful splicing tape solutions that continue to be customized to meet the challenges of the high-performance abrasive and sanding belt marketplace. 
Splicing Tapes, Adhesives & Curatives
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We have 700+ proprietary adhesive recipes (thermoset & thermoplastic); our curatives are selected to optimize the chemistries between the adhesives and the tape, becoming a one-stop-shop to solve your problem. Strong and durable, our fine-tuned materials perform with excellence under high temperatures and pressure. We offer a customized technical solution for the specialized application, chemically matched to your needs' formula. 

Splicing Tapes provide the strength and durability to create a secure connection that enables optimal operation where speed and tape releases can cause catastrophic failures. Working with chemistries and their ability to stick to any surface without causing mechanical malfunctions.

Sheldahl offers a customized technical solution for specialized adhesive and curative application materials (plastics, rubber, fabrics, leather, wood, and paper). Everything we make is chemically matched to the formula given to us from the customers' needs. Our brand polyurethane adhesives are designed to be used in conjunction with an isocyanate curing agent as a two-component system, producing a tough, flexible, temperature, and chemical resistant bond. 
Unidirectional Tapes 
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Sanding, curative, abrasive grinding, and polishing belts run at accelerated speeds, creating high temperatures during operation. Dependable tapes are required for bonding the two sides of the belts together to keep from operational malfunctions.

Unidirectional tapes provide cost-effective, resistive durability that increases the lifecycle of your belts.

Developed and patented 40 years ago, Sheldahl's Unidirectional tapes have proven their durable versatility, and with today's technological advancements, it could be used for so much more. We provide the strength and durability to create a secure connection enabling optimal operation and preserving the operators' and equipment's safety. We provide extraordinary solutions to ordinary problems, using history's sturdy foundation to build a limitless future.

Sheldahl's adhesive and tapes are the materials of choice for over 70% of the global abrasive belt manufacturers. Our high-performance specialized tapes have met new sanding belt application requirements providing splicing security at high temperatures and speeds, helping to build a safer operational environment. We produce extraordinary solutions to ordinary problems, using history's sturdy foundation to build a limitless future.

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From the ECHO 1 passive satellite and the moon landing of July 1969 to today's modern space missions, Sheldahl® Brand Materials has a history of over 60 years of creating custom solutions for the needs of the Aerospace and Defense markets. We continue to develop and manufacture a wide variety of history-making materials.
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Let Sheldahl Unidirectional Splicing Tape products offer you the advantage of our experience and capabilities.
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