What is self adhesive aluminium tape

Aluminum tape is used for many applications including electronic design and prototyping. Self adhesive aluminium tape is simply aluminium tape/foil with self adhesive backing. Available in various widths, lengths and thicknesses.





Key properties are:

(a) Electrically conductive

(b) Slime is happy to grow on

(c) Flexible

(d) Low cost

Why use aluminium tape

If slime grows over one end of aluminium tape and you make an electrical connection to the other end (with crocodile clip) you are electrically connected to the slime. Which is useful for recording measurements.




How to make self adhesive aluminium tape from kitchen foil


Suppliers of self adhesive aluminium tape

Material: Aluminium

Coating: Self adhesive (on back)

Width: approx 10mm (typically 9 to 12mm)

Roll length: various (typically 10 to 45m)

(FYI each electrode in 90mm dia Petri dish requires approx 90mm of length)

wdt_ID Supllier name Supplier website Supplier country Product web page Typical cost Comment
1 Amazon https://www.amazon.com International Varies with seller £2 to 25 per reel Fast delivery time
2 eBay https://www.ebay.com International Varies with seller £2 - £25 per reel Delivery time varies
3 RS Components https://uk.rs-online.com/web/ International https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?sra=oss&r=t&searchTerm=aluminium+tape £24 per 33m reel
4 Rapid Electronic https://www.rapidonline.com/ UK https://www.rapidonline.com/catalogue/search?Query=aluminium%20tape £28 per 16m reel
5 Farnell https://uk.farnell.com UK http://uk.farnell.com/search?st=aluminium%20tape £50 per 33m reel
6 CPC http://cpc.farnell.com/ UK http://cpc.farnell.com/search?st=aluminium%20tape Various
Supllier name Supplier website Supplier country Product web page Typical cost Comment


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