FindTape Handrail Grip Tape

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Product Description

FindTape HGT Handrail Grip Tape is a non-abrasive anti-slip tape which also prevents cold temperatures from transferring to the handrail user. The plastic material used in the grip tape is an excellent insulator and helps to make sure your surface conforms to regulations requiring that handrail surfaces not be cold to the touch. To further reduce the chances of the grip tape being cold, a base of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is added to serve as an exceptional barrier from the cold.

The grip for FindTape HGT has a rubber-like finish and features dimples to increase the users hold onto the surface. The non-abrasive finish gives this a gentle feel to ensure it is comfortable and is easy to clean. The material will not retain water which helps to prevent surface freezing. This tape can be used for indoor or outdoor handrails.

Application Instructions

There are various methods of application. Before applying the tape, ensure that the surface is dry, clean, and residue-free. The following are three ways the tape can be applied.

Tight Spiral Application

The application does not require pre-cutting a length of the tape. This application ensures great rail coverage and provides for better adhesion than a horizontal application because allows for more surface area of the railing for the tape to adhere to.

Spaced Spiral Application

This application is a cost-saving application that only covers part of the railing but still allows a strong and holdable grip. The spaced application is only recommended for indoor areas since some of the railing will be visible.

Horizontal Application

This application is used when applied lengthways along the railing then wrapped around to meet around the railing. This method is good to use for long railings that have no support or minimal support bars joining the through the middle; however, it will not adhere as well as a tight spiral application.


Technical Information

FindTape Handrail Grip Tape
  • Standards Met: OSHA 29CFR part 1910.23, CoF Standards for Americans with Disabilities Act 2008
  • Adhesive: solvent acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 35 mils (carrier, adhesive, liner) 30 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Tack: 6.25 inches (rolling ball)
  • Application Temperature: 50°F (minimum)
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Composition: PVC upper and PET base
  • Cohesion(minutes/77F): 2812
  • Life: 24 Months
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

HGT Standard sizes


1 in. x 10 ft. *short-length 10 foot

HGT/ 110

UPC = 309272515121

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (6-29 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (30-59 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 60 Items)


a 16% discount

a 17% discount

a 18% discount





1 in. x 60 ft.

HGT/ 160

UPC = 309272515114

Single Item (1-3 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (4-19 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (20-39 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 40 Items)


a 11% discount

a 12% discount

a 13% discount





2 in. x 10 ft. *short-length 10 foot

HGT/ 210

UPC = 692764160887

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (6-29 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (30-59 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 60 Items)


a 13% discount

a 14% discount

a 15% discount





2 in. x 60 ft.

HGT/ 260

UPC = 692764160870

Single Item (1-2 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (3-14 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (15-29 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 30 Items)


a 11% discount

a 11% discount

a 12% discount





4 in. x 10 ft. *short-length 10 foot

HGT/ 410

UPC = 309272515145

Single Item (1-5 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (6-29 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (30-59 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 60 Items)


a 12% discount

a 12% discount

a 13% discount





4 in. x 60 ft.

HGT/ 460

UPC = 309272515138

Single Item (1 Item)

1 - 4 Cases (2-9 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (10-19 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 20 Items)


a 10% discount

a 11% discount

a 12% discount





Question & Answers

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David Yehl Dec 23, 2021
QUESTION: What is the method for preparing installation on indoor metal railings?
ANSWER: We would recommend before applying to the surface that it is cleaned with alcohol and then allowed to dry completely first. Also for more aggressive adhesion can try an adhesion promoter such as 3M 4298 or 3M 94 or 3M AP111. For the best adhesion, a spiral application works better than a horizontal application because it allows for more surface area of the railing for the tape to adhere to. Thank you.
victor Jun 21, 2021
QUESTION: Does this handrail tape resist heat transfer? Looking to apply to outdoor handrails for summer. Outdoor temps exceed 115 degrees and handrails get too hot.
ANSWER: The plastic material used in the grip tape is an excellent insulator so it should help with heat as it does help the handrail surface not being too cold to the touch with colder temperatures. Thank you.
Ron Green Aug 24, 2020
QUESTION: I build 1-5/8" exterior handrails for senior citizens in western nevada, very extreme weather temperatures hot and cold, sounds like your product is what I may want to offer, is black your only color?
ANSWER: Yes, we only get that product from the manufacturer in black. Thank you.
Paul Aug 15, 2020
QUESTION: Can this be used outdoors?
ANSWER: Yes, the product is coated with an acrylic adhesive that can withstand a wide range of temperatures. Also, the rubber-like grip material will not retain water which helps to prevent surface freezing. Thank you.
John Burney Jul 05, 2020
QUESTION: can this product be used on shower grab bars? If so, any special considerations?
ANSWER: We asked our supplier and they replied back with: "Yes this product can be used for any form of grab rain. And as same for any application just make sure the surface is flat, smooth & clean before application." Thank you.

User Reviews

Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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