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About Q1


A human being is made from DNA and is inspired by passion, challenges and thrives on new opportunities. Q1® Tapes DNA has been created by a team of professionals to match the masking challenges of the modern professional Body Shops. Q1® Tapes is the perfect sum-up of those values…

Thanks to our experience and knowledge in providing masking solutions to various Industries in over two decades, we have created a brand new concept dedicated to the aftermarket Body Shops, offering outstanding products engineered for all the masking preparation applications.

Behind Q1® Tapes there is a strong Industrial Group, a Team of passionate and experienced professionals that operate in this sector for more than 20 years. We are ready to share our expertise and skills to all professionals in the Aftermarket Body Shops Industry. Let the Q1® Tapes Team be your trusted partner for all your masking needs.

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Q1® Tapes
Simply a Premium Masking Solution

PPM Industries Group

PPM Industries S.p.A. headquartered in Brembate, Italy, is one of the largest masking tape producers in Europe and is known for manufacturing private label tapes for Europe’s most prestigious brands, retailers and wholesale resellers. PPM has over 25 years of experience producing masking tapes in one of the world’s most passionate regions for automobiles, as evidenced by the headquarters of Ferrari, Lamborghini, FIAT, Brembo and others located within a 100-mile radius of the PPM factories. For more than 25 years PPM Industries has been one of the most important players in the production of masking and duct tapes for automotive, building, painting and DIY business, supplying customers in more than 50 countries worldwide. Part of the Group is the UK subsidiary PPM Industries UK LTD taking care of the local converting and distribution activities for the UK and Irish markets.

For more info visit www.ppmindustries.com

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You have a vision. We have a way to get you there.


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National Oak Distributors

National Oak Distributors, Inc. is the premiere Automotive Paint, Body and Equipment (PBE) warehouse distributor in the US. They have the largest distribution footprint in the industry and deliver to over 98.5% of their customers with next day delivery, National Oak customers are served by a highly trained and knowledgeable network of sales and customer service associates. Their customers enjoy a 97% fill rate with 34,000+ products available nationwide in 18 distribution centers.

National Oak continually strives for innovative way to embrace technology and improve their customers performance and profitability. The ongoing dedication to their customers has stood the test of time and they are 100% committed to exceeding customer expectations. National Oak is laser focused on their core values which includes being ethical, honest, and responsible. With that foundation, National Oak will continue to be a successful wholesale distribution company servicing the Automotive Refinishing market and related industries for years to come.

For more info visit www.nationaloak.com

PPM Industries UK Ltd

PPM Industries UK Ltd. is one of the leading converters and distributors of adhesive tapes on the British market acting in Construction, Industrial, Automotive and DIY markets. Thanks to its organization, PPM Industries UK is able to offer its customers high product and service customization, guaranteeing quick response to market demands.

PPM Industries believes in continuous development, growing and expanding their product range to increase its market positioning, in order to become a one stop supplier in the UK market, offering a wide and premium quality range of standard and specialty products.

For more info visit www.ppmindustries.co.uk



Q1® becomes Official Partner of Ducati Corse

PPM Industries is proud to announce that its Q1® brand have become the new official partner of Ducati Corse, the racing division of Italian high performance motorcycle manufacturer, Ducati Motor Holdings S.p.A.  With a number of shared values including speed, performance engineering, and of course an Italian heritage, Q1® and Ducati Corse both strive to…

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BMW Vantablack X6 sprayed using Q1® masking products

Q1® is delighted to announce that products from our automotive refinishing range were used in the creation of the BMW Vantablack X6 show car. Finished in Vantablack VBx2, a near total light-absorbing material with a nanoscale coral structure, spraying the new X6 show car required a range of masking products engineered for performance under even the most…

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The science behind the stick

Premium performance masking tape requires a fine balance of three scientific forces; tack, cohesion and adhesion. You’ve probably read these words, but what do they actually mean? What is the science behind the stick? Firstly, it’s important to understand that the adhesive, or ‘glue’, that gives the stickiness comes in many different forms. There are…

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