A TRIED-AND-TRUSTED TRADITION.
KIP® WASHI-TEC®- not just another painter´s tape.
In Japan, where quality and reliability are a point of honour, centuries-old traditions and cutting-edge technology go hand in hand. As the solution for clean, razor-sharp lines, Kip® WASHI-TEC® is no different. Produced exclusively in Japan, our tapes are made entirely from washi paper and reinforced with extra-long JINZOKEI® fibres.
Paper has long been central to everyday life in Japan. Passed down the generations since the seventh century, traditional papermaking includes crafting soft yet strong washi paper. In fact, in the Land of the Rising Sun it’s synonymous with quality and durability. While adhesive tape can be made with various types of paper, only genuine Japanese washi paper is used for WASHI-TEC®.
Reinforced with synthetic fibres, washi tape is exceptionally flexible and tear-resistant. Unlike other products strengthened only with fibres whose cross section is round, Kip® WASHI-TEC® uses extra-long, high-quality fibres. Known as jinzōkei or kidneyshaped fibres in Japanese, they outperform everything else out there with their extraordinary tensile strength and tear resistance.
No compromise. Promise.
Only the best of everything goes into WASHI-TEC® tape. That’s why this especially thin tape not only moulds to contours but is also tear-resistant and sturdy. It’s easy to apply precisely and prevents the paint from bleeding, so you get razor-sharp paint edges.
All WASHI-TEC® products have one thing in common: They are engineered in the same way and reinforced with JINZOKEI® fibres. Depending on the nature of the intended application, their material and adhesive strength vary.
As the icing on top, WASHI-TEC® adhesive tapes are impregnated to ensure optimum moisture and tear resistance.
Draws a line and sticks to it
According to an old Japanese proverb, power arises from an unseen source. That’s certainly true of one of WASHI-TEC® tapes’ key strengths – their invisible adhesive.
There are a number of forces at play in an adhesive. Cohesive force makes the glue molecules hold on to each other, while the adhesive force makes them stick to a surface.
The adhesive designed for Kip® WASHI-TEC® harnesses adhesion and cohesion to best effect. That means the tapes are not only largely impervious to external influences, such as temperature, humidity, etc., but also boast a uniquely balanced adhesive strength. To top it all off, easy-to-remove WASHI-TEC® tapes leave no residue and are UV-resistant.
Reasons you’ll be glued to WASHI-TEC®
Different types of tape need different adhesives. After all, the adhesive’s composition and properties determine its quality.
WASHI-TEC® tapes feature a high-quality adhesive that is exceptionally moisture- and water-resistant. Including additives significantly increases the adhesive’s durability and UV resistance. All of which makes WASHI-TEC® adhesive tapes exceptionally robust.
This tape smooths the way over highly uniform surfaces, such as glass, paintwork, plastic and more. Thanks to its premium impregnation and balanced adhesive strength, WASHI-TEC® Premium Plus ensures incredibly sharp paint lines and top-notch results.
Whatever you’re masking, WASHI-TEC® Premium has got you covered. With its quality impregnation and adhesive strength, this true all-rounder is also a real pro when it comes to painted and varnished wood.
With WASHI-TEC®, even standard is a cut above the rest. This impregnated masking tape is a strong wingman on all basic painting jobs and will impress you with its stability on acrylic joints.
Fibre-reinforced tape that meets the toughest requirements. That makes it impressively tear-resistant and the ideal solution when you plan to apply multiple coats of paint. It also works a treat on putty, stucco and plasterwork.
WASHI-TEC® Wallpaper removes cleanly from delicate surfaces, making it perfect for intricate jobs on wallpaper, paper and plaster.
Self-adhesive WASHI-TEC® paper for sharp paint lines.
Exceptionally tear-resistant tape that easily masks surfaces in a single step
A cloth and WASHI-TEC® tape rolled into one. No need to pre-mask with washi tape first.
For easy and precise masking in corners.