Scrim Adhesive

Scrim Adhesive

Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we offer a vast range of self-adhesive tape much of which we manufacture in-house, one of more popular being scrim.  Adhesive tapes comprise a layer of glue (adhesive) coated onto a silicone release paper or liner, with the option of a carrier, the choice of adhesive and carrier used will depend upon the application. 

Scrim adhesive tape consists of a release liner and a mesh-like layer (scrim carrier) which is coated with glue. The ‘scrim’ itself is made from an open-weave polyester material that resembles thread, this scrim is crisscrossed to create a mesh, which gives the ladder pattern and its name.

The scrim acts as a carrier for the glue and provides reinforcement by preventing the stretching of the material.  Scrim adhesive can be purchased in full logs, slit coils in varying widths or laminated to any of our sponge, rubber, cork, plastic or foam products.  

What is Scrim adhesive?

Scrim adhesive is a tape that consists of a layer of glue (adhesive) coated onto a release paper or liner, with the scrim mesh used as the carrier.  Scrim adhesive is when the self-adhesive backing contains a mesh-like layer between the glue and release liner,  this mesh layer is usually a ladder pattern (ladder scrim), but it can be made to order with a diamond-patterned (diamond scrim). The main advantage of using a scrim is to reinforce the adhesion and reduce the risk of stretching the material when applied or removed.  For further information on scrim adhesive please get in contact with our team

Product Enquiry

For information on Scrim Adhesive please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Product Specification & Key Characteristics

    We are able to convert most of our material grades into self-adhesive tapes with the ability to apply tape to one or two sides of the product. Standard material groups include:

    • Colour (release liner): Amber, White, Clear (filmic)
    • Release Liner Weight: 80-120G
    • Glue: Acrylic, Hot Melt
    • Temperature Range:
      • amber acrylic scrim -20ºC to 120ºC
      • amber rubber resin scrim -10ºC to 60ºC
    • Filmic release liner Hot Melt Scrim -10 ºc to 60 ºc
    • Shelf Life: 12 months stored in ambient room temperature/conditions

    The above material groups expand further to include grades such as Neoprene, EPDM, Nitrile, Viton etc.


    As ASG produces self-adhesive tape using our coating machinery, this allows us to produce bespoke adhesive tape using many carriers, liners and adhesives.  Producing our own self-adhesive transfer tape ensures that our high standards are maintained throughout the entire process, in turn producing high-quality tape. For further information on our adhesives please get in touch with our team.

    Why use Scrim Adhesive?

    The main reason for using a scrim as your choice of self-adhesive backing is to provide a stronger and more reliable adhesion, the scrim will assist with strengthening the material as well as creating a longer and more robust adhesion when applied. The scrim provides additional support to the adhesive itself, whilst keeping the tape flexible, conformable and allowing for excellent adhesion to uneven surfaces. Scrim adhesive tapes is an excellent all-round, general-purpose tape used for bonding foam, felts, fabrics, gaskets and insulation materials.

    Bespoke Adhesive

    As ASG produce self-adhesive tape using in-house state of the art coating machinery, it allows us to produce bespoke adhesive tape using many combinations of carriers, liners and adhesives.  Using our own adhesive tapes in our foam, sponge, rubber, cork and plastic conversion processes, ensures we can offer high quality products at competitive prices.

    Benefits of Scrim Adhesive

    • Good conformability to flat or curved surfaces 
    • High initial tack
    • can be used to produce cut parts such as gaskets/pads/strips
    • Easy to remove release liner
    • Stretch Resistant
    • Manufactured in various grades

    The Advantages of Scrim Adhesive

    Scrim adhesive holds many advantages firstly it can be manufactured using glues of varying strengths each suited to different applications.

    The scrim mesh itself helps with creating a stronger adhesion when applied as well as strengthening the material as the scrim will prevent the material from stretching and deforming.

    The scrim creates a stronger bond between the material and the application. Scrim adhesives are generally manufactured using amber (yellow) release paper, however, white release liners and film release liners can also be used. For further information on the many advantages of adhesive scrim, please get in touch with our team.

    Have a Question about Scrim Adhesive?

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