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Filmoplast 'R' Repair Tissue
Filmoplast 'R' Repair Tissue

Filmoplast 'R' is a heat activated adhesive tissue. It has all of the necessary archival qualities and is suitable for laminating weak and damaged paper. At 8.5 gsm it has a negligible effect on the thickness of a book when re-sewing sections.

Available in:
62cm x 1m lengths
62cm x 50 metre rolls

Further Information

Film Type - transparent, thin, Japanese paper, weight: approx. 8.5 g/m²

Hot Seal Adhesive - free of plasticisers

Thickness of Product - 50mm, after pressure sealing: 20-30mm

Auxiliary Agents - Magnesium carbonate and Magnesium hydroxycarbonate

Sealing Conditions in Press - Temperature:100°C - 120°C Pressure: approx. 7-9 kg/cm²

- Time:1 minute
- The acrylic acid estercopolymer adhesive provides good adhesion which remains intact even after repeated folding - unlike many PE sealing adhesives.
- Magnesium carbonate neutralises the acids which sometimes develop during the decomposition of old papers and which then migrate into the adhesive layer. the acids in sealed paper cannot be neutralised because the magnesium carbonate remains in the Adhesive. The pH value of paper including the adhesive is 9.6.

Characteristics of the hot sealing adhesive:
- age resistant
- colourless
- non-yellowing (applies only to paper backing and adhesive)
- good sealing of papers (not affected by repeated folding)
neutralises acid
- no fading or bleaching of colour prints or writing/marking inks after 4 weeks storage at 70°C. Colours containing plasticisers can fade, e.g. black ball point pen, but not blue or other colours.

Backing Paper:
- free of lignin
- free of hemicellulose
- high alpha cellulose content
- pH neutral

Blocking tendency:
- The hot sealing adhesive blocks at temperatures above 50°C. Possibly even at 35°C when under high pressure and high humidity. Rolls without masking paper must therefore be stored dry and cool.

- The adhesive can be made soluble again through the application of acetone or heat. When using heat, be sure to allow the high temperature required to warm right through the adhesive. The sealing can then be removed.

Prices below are subject to VAT

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
CO-020-RC Filmoplast 'R' Repair Tissue - Cut Lengths
£9.45 (£11.34 inc VAT)
CO-020-RR Filmoplast 'R' Repair Tissue - 50 metre rolls
£156.83 (£188.20 inc VAT)
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5 of 5 Repair Tissue March 31, 2020
Reviewer: Peter Samuel from WEYMOUTH, DORSET United Kingdom  
Thank you for a fast delivery of a quality product

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5 of 5 Great product November 12, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Newcastle upon tyne, NORTHUMBERLAND United Kingdom  
Easy to use and great finish

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5 of 5 March 28, 2019
Reviewer: Deborah Hinton from St Austell, CORNWALL United Kingdom  
Excellent product delivered swiftly and efficiently

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5 of 5 Online ordering February 9, 2019
Reviewer: Stephen Williams from Lower Hutt, New Zealand  
Dear David,
Filmoplast just arrived safe and sound after usual lengthy delay this end due to inefficient customs.  Online ordering procedure was simple and goods arrived in NZ via Parcelforce quickly. Well packaged.  Thanks very much,

Best Wishes,


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5 of 5 Filmoplast repair tissue. September 13, 2018
Reviewer: Philip Clarke from SOMERSET United Kingdom  
Standing on my bookshelf is a 75 year-old book, in reasonable condition for it's age. It is Crown Octavo in size and has a number of bound-in paper maps which fold out to between 40 and 48 cm in width and between 125% and 150% of the height of the book. Most are getting fragile and some have lost parts of their edges, but fortunately none have been repaired with adhesive tape.

I used this repair tissue to reinforce each of the maps by attaching it to their rear side, whilst they were still in-situ; using a domestic iron and a thin board to support each map during the application process.

I am very pleased with the results: it strengthens the maps and, since it is attached to the back, its presence is discreet.

This was done very recently so I can't comment on stability nor ageing, but I would use the same technique again should the need arise.

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