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A zinc oxide non-stretch tape as resilient as you. Giving you endurance when you need it most.

Steroplast zinc oxide tape is the number one choice for thousands of boxers, rock climbers, runners, cyclists, football players, rugby players, tennis players, the list goes on.

Made especially for high-impact sports, our zinc oxide athletic tape is high-tensile and won’t give out, providing full support to joints, muscles, and tendons to keep them safe. Made with the input of sports injury specialists, ours is one of the best zinc oxide tapes on the market. For over 25 years, we’ve been working on providing the highest quality, most innovative taping and strapping products for everyone from amateur level up to elite. 

Sterotape-Z.O. white zinc oxide tape has been designed with functionality in mind. We’ve added a serrated edge, making it easy to rip and use in a pinch.

Sterotape ZO Zinc Oxide Tape Benefits

  • Non-stretch zinc oxide sports tape protects skin, tendons, muscles, and bones.
  • The rigid zinc oxide tape provides support, even under extreme stress, such as in sports activities.
  • The zinc oxide adhesive tape is gentle on the skin and won’t irritate it.
  • The tape’s antiseptic properties promote a hygienic environment on the skin where it is used.
  • Our tape is guaranteed to give both directional support and immobilisation.
  • Steroplast Z.O. zinc oxide plaster tape is extra-strong, easy to apply and extremely comfortable.
  • The serrated tape tears easily by hand along both the length and width. No scissors are required.
  • Zinc oxide strapping tape conforms well to body contours making it easy to apply virtually anywhere.
  • Buy zinc oxide tape in 1.25cm, 2.5cm, 4cm, and 5cm width rolls; choose from 5m or 10m long rolls.
  • Zinc oxide tape bulk orders of packs up to 24 rolls are available.
  • This robust zinc oxide tape is ideal for application in treating long-term injuries, including Plantar Fasciitis.

Zinc Oxide Tape Size Guide

Our ZO tape comes in a range of sizes and lengths so that we can cater to lots of different needs. Use this size guide to help you decide which tape to buy.


Zinc oxide tape 1.25 cm

5/10 Metres

For fingers, toes, and hands. Used in climbing and boxing to assist with traction and immobilise bones in the hands. 

Zinc oxide tape 2.5 cm

5/10 Metres

For buddy taping (taping fingers together), taping hands and wrists, covering blisters and calluses. Widely used in a range of sports.

Zinc oxide tape 4 cm

5/10 Metres

For larger hands, wrists, knees, ankles. Used in rugby, boxing, gymnastics, weight lifting, and more.

Zinc oxide tape 5cm

5/10 Metres

Used on larger people, commonly on rugby players, used on shoulders and larger joints.

What is zinc oxide tape used for?

To Protect Wounds

Using zinc oxide tape on cuts and scrapes is common practice among many athletes and players. Covering up minor lacerations with durable zinc oxide tape gives a good level of protection, meaning you can get back to physical activities without worrying about splitting a wound back open.

ZO tape also has antiseptic properties and contains a mild astringent, which promotes the healing of cuts and reduces the risk of infection. 

Many people also use zinc oxide tape to prevent blisters and zinc oxide tape for verrucas and warts. Zinc oxide tape blister prevention is helpful for cyclists, runners, footballers, rugby players, and other highly active sports players to keep playing at the optimum. 

To Protect Joints

The rigidity of non-stretchy zinc oxide tape makes it a go-to support tape for immobilising and protecting joints, either pre-emptively or after a soft tissue injury. 

Zinc oxide tape boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai fighters use helps keep the tiny bones and joints in their hands and wrists safe by absorbing and distributing the impact of blows. 

Zinc oxide tape ankle support and knee support are great for sports that require running, jumping, climbing, or cycling. Zinc oxide tape plantar fasciitis strapping gives uncompromised support to aerobic dancers, ballet dancers, and long-distance runners.  


How to Remove Zinc Oxide Tape from Skin

Zinc oxide tape can sometimes be painful to remove because it is so highly adhesive and rigid. When removing, make sure to do so slowly and in the direction of hair growth, if you can. Alternatively, use zinc oxide tape over the top of a pre-taping wrap like Steroban-U Underwrap Tape as a buffer to make removal easier.

Find out about other ways to make the removal of zinc oxide tape easier in our article How to Remove Zinc Oxide Tape.

Where can I buy zinc oxide tape?

Wondering where to buy zinc oxide tape? You should always ensure you buy from trusted zinc oxide tape manufacturers. Check the product bears the CE mark to ensure it has passed British standards for safety and quality. Order zinc oxide tape on this page for delivery throughout the UK.

Is zinc oxide tape waterproof?

Zinc oxide tape is waterproof but not water-resistant. This means that it can handle a few splashes or some sweat, but if you submerge your body in water or shower, it might not last as long. Make sure you pat zinc oxide tape dry if you get it wet.

Steroplast manufactures zinc oxide tape UK sports injury and healthcare professionals love because it is high quality and reliable. We’ve been producing different types of taping and strapping for over 25 years, and we always look for ways to make our products better to suit the real-life needs of our customers. If you’re looking for ‘zinc oxide tape near me’, look no further; we deliver to all parts of the UK.

Is zinc oxide tape good for blisters?

Zinc oxide tape is highly durable and provides an excellent protective layer over areas of skin prone to blisters. It is frequently used in many high endurance sports like cycling, running, football, and basketball to protect against blisters.

Steroplast Sterotape-Z.O. Zinc Oxide Tape

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