About Us

Expert Adhesive Tape Converters

Welcome to our about us page.

We are an established adhesive tape converter & distributor with over 40 years of experience. 

We’re a very friendly bunch, passionate about all things double sided and self adhesive and we certainly love a challenge. We’ll always do our best to help you find an adhesive tape solution.

Since 1980 we have we have supplied millions of converted self adhesive tapes to valued customers across almost every industry. Examples range from general purpose slit rolls of tape to highly critical adhesive tape components or die cut shapes, for industries such as automotive, aerospace, defence, medical and more.

We can convert almost any of our raw materials tapes into your preferred shape or presentation which can help you to enhance or add value to your own product, process or application.

Technical Tapes, Technical Solutions

There are a number of important factors that we have to assess before providing you with the right adhesive tape solution. These include surfaces to be bonded, temperature, UV, weathering, load to name a few. These can all affect how a double sided tape will perform. Understanding your application and requirements then is very important in order to narrow down the best tape construction.

The right solution can make all the difference in ensuring that your product or application performs to the highest quality without failing.

Our double sided tapes contain some of the most advanced adhesive technology. In some cases they can match or outperform mechanical fixings such as welds, screws and rivets. This can save you on time, cost and labour because a double sided tape offers you the benefit of an instant bond and lightweight, easy application.


Tangent started life in 1980 and has proudly been a family run business ever since.

Our passion has always been to help people solve problems and we saw the early advances in double sided tape technology and how these could benefit business, industry and consumers alike.

We are well established here in the UK and recognised within the double sided tape and converting industries. All adhesive tape converting is completed in-house and we have excellent conversion capabilities and systems in place for product traceability.

Examples include:

  • Slit rolls
  • Log Rolls
  • Die cut shapes
  • Laminates
  • Custom adhesive constructions
  • Fingerlift
  • Stripe pattern

We have a team of highly trained and skilled staff and we are continually investing in our converting technology. We are firmly established in the UK as a leading specialist in converting double sided self adhesive tapes.

Our Values

These are the values that we live and work by

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Commitment to Customers
  • Passion
  • Fun
  • Humility
  • Continuous Learning
  • Ownership
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Hardwork
  • Simplicity

If you need an adhesive tape converter & distributor then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tangent Self Adhesives Ltd. is an authorised Avery Dennison distributor.
Avery Dennison

From the blog

We have recently purchased a new unit, which will allow us increase our conversion capabilities here in Northampton, UK. This is a great opportunity for us to build on our longstanding success of supplying high quality products, solutions and innovations from within our range of stock raw material adhesives. We will have a dedicated goods in/out as… Read more

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