What is Washi Tapes?

Washi tape, otherwise called as tissue masking or painters masking tape made from traditional Japanese paper, plays a major role in the masking tape line.

The term Washi comes from the Japanese characters “Wa” meaning harmony and  “Shi” which means paper.  Unlike other paper, which is made from wood pulp, washi paper is made from Japanese shrubs such as Kozo (mulberry), gampi, etc.

How is the Washi Tape important in the adhesive tapes industry? 

The tape is extremely important because it is durable and flexible. The flexibility allows the tape to take sharp curves and can be used against the fine line tape in most of the applications

How is the Washi tape effective in the paint industry?

Compared to other masking tapes the fine quality thin paper of the Washi Tape, helps to prevent paint bleeding, and creates razor sharp paint lines giving it a clean finish. Also, since the tape is extremely thin, the paint deposit on the masked side is also minimal, thereby giving a smoother finish by reducing the step to the surface.

What are the other advantages of using the Washi Tape?

  • The Washi Tape is easy to peel off from the surface and does not leave a sticky residue, since they do not form any chemical bond. 
  • The tape tears easily 
  • Can be applied to a variety of surfaces.
  • Available in different colours and can be used in decorative and packaging applications
  • Easy to write and print on

Application of Tissue Masking Tape

The video shows application of Washi Tape or Tissue Masking Tape on a component covering the area that requires masking during further process.

The machine automates the process of removing excess tape from the component in the most efficient and easy manner by minimising wastage with maximum quality output.

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