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Essentra Specialty Tapes

Essentra Specialty Tapes is the clear choice for your specialty tape needs. From design conception to assembly, you can count on our 65 years of expertise, unmatched service and quality product to deliver the optimal solution for your application.

Headquartered in Forest Park, IL, Essentra Specialty Tapes manufactures to the highest quality standards in both Chicago, USA and Bridlington, UK. We ensure local distribution to our customers with a wholly owned distribution network across North America, Europe, and China. Our Essentra Specialty Tapes locations are positioned to provide 1 to 2 day delivery with very small minimum order requirements. Whether you purchase a little or a lot – we’ve got it in stock locally.

For more information about our Global Locations click: Essentra Speciality Tapes Europe and Essentra Specialty Tapes China

Holding It Together

You may not see our products, but our tapes work hard behind the scenes holding it together with signs that point you in the right direction, POP displays that educate and inspire you to try new products, in appliances making them water-tight and quiet, in buildings to reinforce structural or design elements, in schools and museums providing reliable, temporary solutions for constantly changing needs, sealing the deal on envelopes and securely packaging contents as they travel around the globe, and so much more.

You may not see us, but our business is all around you.

How It Started

Founded in 1947, Essentra Specialty Tapes has grown from its modest roots as a one-man shop housed in a space less than 1000 sq. ft. to multiple facilities with over 250,000 sq. ft. and 200 employees.

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Quality Policy

Essentra is committed to providing adhesive coated and uncoated products that meet contractually defined functional requirements, delivered on time, to the satisfaction of our customers, aided by the continual improvement of the Quality Management System.

"Our mission is to Provide Responsive and Innovative Solutions with Adhesive Coated Products"

About Essentra PLC

Overview

Essentra plc is a FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential components and solutions. Essentra focuses on the light manufacture and distribution of high volume, enabling components which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.

Component Solution

The Components business is a global market leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal items. Operating units in 29 countries serve a very broad industrial base of customers with a rapid supply of products for a variety of applications in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics and construction.

The Pipe Protection Technologies business specialises in the manufacture of high performance innovative products from commodity resins to engineering-grade thermoplastics and polymer alloys for use in a range of end-markets. Locations in four countries, combined with a wide distributor network, serve customers around the world.

Essentra Extrusion is a leading custom profile extruder located in the Netherlands which offers a complete design and production service. One of the first companies to extrude plastics in 1956, Essentra is now one of Europe’s most advanced suppliers of co-extrusion and tri-extrusion to all branches of industry.

The Security business has access to a wide portfolio of products and services, including printers, software and consumables from leading manufacturers.

Health & Personal Care Packaging

A leading global provider of packaging and authentication solutions to a diversified blue-chip customer base in the pharmaceutical, health & personal care, consumer and specialist packaging sectors. The business focuses on delivering value-adding innovation, quality and service through the provision of a wide range of printed products and solutions, including cartons, tapes, leaflets, foils, labels and authentication solutions.

The Speciality Tapes business has expertise in coating multiple adhesive systems in numerous technologies. With close to 3,000 adhesive products available for same-day shipping, Essentra’s products can meet all high performance needs, from foam, magnetic, finger lift and acrylic high bond tapes to hook and loop and non-skid foam.

Filtration Products

Essentra Filter Products is the only global independent cigarette filter supplier. The nine worldwide locations, including a dedicated Technology Centre supported by three regional development facilities, provide a flexible infrastructure strategically positioned to serve the tobacco industry. The business supplies a wide range of value-adding high quality innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own segment and analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement to the industry.

Essentra Porous Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of custom fluid handling components, engineered from a portfolio of technologies that includes bonded and non-woven fibre, polyurethane foam and porous plastics. Representing innovations used in healthcare, consumer and industrial applications, its enabling components are found in a wide range of products from medical diagnostics tests to advanced wound care pads, inkjet printer cartridges, writing instruments, clean room wipes and air fresheners.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Essentra’s global network extends to 33 countries and includes c. 9,000 employees, 53 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales & distribution operations and 5 research & development centres. For further information, please visit www.essentraplc.com.