tesa Bi-Directional Filament Strapping Tape [Polyester] (4591)

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Product Description

tesa 4591 Bi-Directional Filament Tape is a general-purpose bidirectional filament tape based on glass filaments laminated to polyester film. Tesa filament tapes are used due to their robust characteristics in many different applications. They are suitable for strapping of pallets during shipping, ensuring shelves and trays are held in place during movement of fridges or display cabinets and bundling steel coils during storage.

tesa 4591 combines good longitudinal tensile strength with very low elongation. The synthetic rubber adhesive system ensures a secure bond to various substrates, even to non-polar surfaces like polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). The tape also exhibits excellent adhesion to a variety of corrugated and solid board surfaces and is tear-resistant.

tesa 4591 Bi-Directional Filament tapes high-performance strapping is weatherproof, non-aging and resistant to many chemicals. It is best used with a hand dispenser and can be removed after application without any residue remaining.


  • Transport - securing pallets
  • Securing loose parts during delivery or storage of electric devices (washing machines, fridge, freezers, dishwashers)
  • Protection of edges
  • Reinforcing plastic elements
  • Packaging heavy and bulky cardboard boxes
  • Sealing hazardous materials
  • Bundling heavy objects
  • Heavy duty carton sealing
  • Pipeline and cable wrapping


Technical Information

tesa Bi-Directional Filament Strapping Tape (4591)
  • Carrier/Backing: glass fiber and polyester (PET) film
  • Adhesive: synthetic rubber   How are adhesives different?
  • Thickness: 5.5 mils (carrier, adhesive)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 86.8 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Tensile Strength: 142 pounds per inch (longitudinal)
  • Elongation: 4%
  • Country of Origin: China
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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4591 Standard sizes


1 in. x 55 yds.

4591/ 155

EAN = 4042448210418

Single Item (1-35 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (36-179 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (180-359 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 360 Items)


a 10% discount

a 11% discount

a 12% discount





2 in. x 55 yds.

4591/ 255

EAN = 4042448210364

Single Item (1-17 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (18-89 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (90-179 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 180 Items)


a 6% discount

a 7% discount

a 7% discount





3 in. x 55 yds.

4591/ 355

EAN = 4042448222299

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)


a 5% discount

a 6% discount

a 7% discount





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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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