Tapex - over 50 years experience in servicing Australian customers

With over 50 years experience in servicing Australian customers, our motto is simple – ‘To Be the Best’.

Australian owned and operated, Tapex was established in 1957 by Theo Rossi with a vision to build a laminating machine and successfully doing so, produced the world’s first synthetic flat strapping in Waterloo NSW. By 1962 Tapex became the first company in the Southern Hemisphere to extrude polypropylene.

Moving to a new 15,000sqm headquarters in Kingsgrove NSW in 2000 was the beginning of Tapex’s expansion into New Zealand the following year forming Tapex Limited.

Four generations on in the family business, Tapex continues to produce many innovative products.

Dedicated to the environment, in 2009 we launched an Environmental and Sustainability Strategy.

“We are proud of our history and our successes in becoming one of Australasia’s largest yarn suppliers to the agriculture and industrial sectors."


Research and development began at Tapex long ago. It started as a passion for discovering what was possible, and has become the foundation for growth and transformation within our company.

Today, breakthroughs are a much more scientific affair and the passion remains for discovering what’s possible.

Continued innovation in areas such as e-commerce, logistics and customer support ensure that our customers, and our partners' customers, can expect the reliability and care on which we have built our organisation. With large product ranges tailored to suit the requirements of a wide array of demands, chances are that Tapex has what your looking for. If your organisation has a concept and would like to explore what is possible, we are always interested in innovative ideas. We would love to talk to you about how we might assist.

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Tapex Australia

With a history dating back to 1880, Tapex is an innovative company offering a diverse range of predominantly polymer-based extrusion products.

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Fur further information on Tapex products, feel free to contact our New South Wales or Victorian offices.

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