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Tapes from tesa are being used to improve performance and assist competitors in sports ranging from motor racing to modern pentathlon, and even in the Olympics.

As a sponsor of the British skeleton team for a number of years, the company has supported the athletes in an event where speeds of up to 140km per hour and G forces up to 5G are regularly encountered. tesa 4651 tape has played an important role in the athlete’s grip during the vital start sequence and to assist the skeleton’s aerodynamic performance. This is a sport in which Britain has recently won World championship events and Olympic gold, using tesa 4651 tape.

The tape is also used to fasten different types of foam padding on the top of the saddle where the athlete lies. On the bellypan, typically made from carbon-fibre sheet or GRP and finished in gel-coat, lacquer or paint, the tape is used to optimise airflow and speed in general, by covering the holes where the runner fits. It also assists in the ‘push’ start, which requires a 20–30m sprint before the competitor dives aboard.

In motor sport, the durability and performance of tesa tapes is contributing to success. tesa duct tapes and fleece cable harnessing tapes have excellent adhesion across a range of applications, including effecting emergency repairs on race fairings or bodywork and locating wiring clusters. tesa 4651 tape in black has been used extensively on the interior of the cars. 

In downhill biking, riders are beneting from tesa 54994 self-adhesive tapes, which give permanent protection against abrasion, corrosion and stone chipping, contributing both to performance and aesthetics.

tesa tapes are even used by Britain’s Olympic modern pentathlon team. The company is providing tesa 4651 double-sided tape to secure pistes for the fencing discipline as the athletes compete in events around the UK.

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Key benefits of tesa tape

  • tesa 4651 is a premium acrylic-coated cloth tape that provides high adhesion and excellent tensile strength.
  • In skeleton racing, tesa 4641 is used on the handles of the special-grade mild steel saddle, providing a reliable grip on various surfaces including powder-coated polymer, zinc or spray-paint finishes.
  • In motor sport, tesa 4651 tape in black is used on the interior of the cars, completing the low-glare matt-black finish that is important in the drivers’ peripheral vision when concentration is paramount.  The raw edges of the bulkheads between the passenger compartment and the engine bay have been sealed with the tape and numerous incidental but important details such as wiring wraps and the retained wiring in the driver’s footwell also feature tesa 4651 in black for an effective and tidy result.
  • Bonding to the carbon-fibre race seats is notoriously difficult; however, the tesa 4651 tape has been highly effective in attaching foam pads, which give the driver a more comfortable ride. It has also been noticeable that when the tape is removed, clean-down is quick and easy. 
  • The product has showed its versatility across a range of temporary and semi-permanent repairs, including quick fixes for coolant hoses and some bodywork repairs using tesa 4651 in white to deal with damage caused by a straying competitor.
  • Being used in the demanding environment of downhill biking, tesa 54994 film has been developed specifically for external applications in the automotive industry and is highly effective on painted surfaces, helping to maintain team colours and sponsor logos. 
  • tesa 4651 double-sided tape was recently introduced at the British Olympic modern pentathlon second national rankings event in Somerset and is used to hold the pistes in place.

tesa UK

tesa: a global adhesive tape manufacturer

tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape with more than 100 years’ experience selling 800 types of tape in more than 100 countries.

tesa: a global adhesive tape manufacturer

tesa is one of the leading global brands of adhesive tape with more than 100 years’ experience selling 800 types of tape in more than 100 countries.

We believe in investing for our future with five per cent of our global turnover going on R&D, which has led to 50 per cent of our sales being from products developed in the last five years. In total we have 350 people employed in tesa’s laboratories around the world filing an average of 70 patents a year.

We strongly believe in offering our customers as much support as possible, and this philosophy, branded tesacohesion®, is now a major contributing factor to winning new business.

tesacohesion®: what we offer the customer

It is our aim to be a sustainable resource to our customers’ businesses and to keep our customers because we deserve to.

We offer expert friendly advice, technical knowledge and expertise, a wide product offering, creative thinking and problem solving and a one-stop solution.

tesacohesion®is based on the 4Ps principle:

  • People: every day our technical sales team operates in the marketplace. When we need more technical support or research backup to solve a problem, we call in the group resources of tesa SE in Hamburg
  • Products: we supply more than 800 different tapes across 100 countries, each one developed for applications in key industry sectors and manufactured with the latest production technology to current globally recognised quality standards
  • Processes: we aim to understand our customers’ processes in depth so we can advise on how best to integrate our tape into your production and improve your processes. We can also help with preparation of standard operating procedures as well as value chain management
  • Performance: we will help you get the maximum performance from your choice: this could mean we need to install special tape-dispensing equipment. We’re also more than ready to provide on-site support and training for your staff and we can help you to develop standard operating procedures that will control and maintain quality

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