Product information

tesa® 53999

All black matt gaffer tape

Product description

tesa® 53999 is a gaffer tape with an excellent matt finish. The tape was especially designed for the arts and entertainment industry. It consists of a PE coated 80 mesh fabric backing coated with a pressure sensitive natural rubber black adhesive.
The combination between the very matt surface of the backing and the black adhesive makes tesa® 53999 the ideal tape for almost unnoticeable applications on stages.


  • light-absorbing, non-reflective
  • good adhesion, even on rough surfaces
  • abrasion resistant
  • water repellent
  • conformable
  • easy to remove
  • provides a very good protection from dust and dirt

Main applications

  • On-stage/back-stage taping in theatre, opera, cinema and music halls to prevent reflection of light
  • Splicing of dance floors
  • Securing of cables
  • Fixing or holding of wires and cables on stages or on film sets
  • Covering of shiny and glossy surfaces
  • Sealing of joints

Technical properties

Backing material

PE extruded cloth

Total thickness

280 µm

Type of adhesive

natural rubber

Adhesion to steel

2.6 N/cm

Elongation at break

11 %

Tensile strength

73 N/cm

Temperature resistance (30 min)

110 °C


80 count per square inch

Surface finish


Rating properties

Hand tearability


Straight tear edges


Easy to remove


Abrasion resistance


Water resistance


tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.


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