Steratape Ltd was founded in 1989; however, the products known generically as "Steratape "have been manufactured in the UK since the 1950's.
Europe's original producer of fingerlift tapes, Sterling Adhesive Materials moved from Manchester to Scarborough in 1981. After briefly being part of Raflatac, the tape manufacturer relocated to its present site in 1986 as Sterling Tape Corporation.
Today, Steratape is recognised worldwide and the name is synonymous with adhesive tape. By 2003 Steratape has achieved representation through trading partners in over 60 countries.