Tesa SE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions. Since 1941, the name tesa® has been the umbrella brand used for all self-adhesive products manufactured by our group of companies. The name covers a wide range of different system solutions for industrial and professional applications, as well as about 300 products for consumers.
Tesa’s success story begins with the unsuccessful development of an adhesive bandage. Paul C. Beiersdorf, a pharmacist, was at work on the bandage when Dr. Oscar Troplowitz took over the lab from the company’s founder, in 1890. The bandage adhered excellently, but was irritating to skin. Troplowitz made a virtue of necessity and, in 1896, launched the first technical adhesive tape. Today tesa is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions for industry, professional craftsmen, and consumers.