Quality Craftsmanship

We make world-class tapes & wraps



Arrowhead Athletics has produced premium-grade athletic tape products for athletes and trainers, hikers, medics, performers, and other people and groups for more than 30 years.

As one of the few companies who manufactures the tape we sell, our goal is to make quality tape at an affordable price.



Our History As American Manufacturer 

All Arrowhead products are made in a factory just north of Boston, MA., whose history dates back to the 1800’s and manufacturing textiles during the Civil War. Even today you can view history in our plant that stretches back over a century, through generations, World Wars, and technological revolutions.  All Arrowhead products are manufactured in a controlled environment, which ensures product stability, consistency, and reliability.


Who Uses Our Tape, and Inspires us to Keep Growing

We sell to retailers and distributors, as well as direct to consumers, from our manufacturing facility. We offer cotton and poly-cotton blended adhesive and cohesive-coated rigid and stretch tapes with latex-free availability.  We continue to expand our product line every year. We also make light-weight foam pre-wrap in a wide variety of colors. Our products are used in almost every sport imaginable, as well as performance arts such as stage, theater, opera, and costuming.

From porous adhesive technology to cohesive (self-adhering) tapes and more, Arrowhead Athletics is committed to helping athletes and performers work at the top of their game.

Our tape is used in professional leagues, NCAA, and intramural athletics, where they live up to not only our own strict specifications for quality, appearance, and performance but also to those of athletes performing under different conditions, from the global stage to the local gym.


Quality, Innovation and Performance

We offer over 35 years’ experience in the engineering design and manufacturing knowhow of high quality tapes and cohesive wraps for the Sports Medicine Athletic Industry, Veterinary, Companion Animal and Human Healthcare markets. Our manufacturing facility is based in Andover Massachusetts and is FDA registered # 1221539 with two quality standards:

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 13485:2016 (Medical)

Utilizing our proven materials expertise, manufacturing knowhow and industry knowledge we offer a full line of cohesive wraps, adhesive rigid tapes and stretch tapes specifically designed and developed for the markets and customers that we serve. We take pride in delivering all our customers with consistent quality and superior product performance to meet their rigorous application requirements supporting the preventive maintenance, healing and injury recovery process. With our industry experience and product innovation Arrowhead Tapes and Wraps products are battle-tested to consistently outperform the rest!

Proudly made in the USA since 1939 under the Shawsheen Rubber, Co.




Our on-site research and development team is constantly innovating with new processes, materials, designs and applications and, in many cases, customizing products for specific end-use. Arrowhead’s technology has evolved steadily over the years, making us an industry-leading provider of performance-driven specialized tapes and wraps.

We believe that tape is anything but boring.

Arrowhead is always researching new constructions, chemistry, and applications for tape in athletics.  We are happy to work with talented athletes and trainers to help us test prototypes and new ways to support better performance with tape.

Over time, we have had customers, trainers, and athletes approach us with questions about new products, product improvements, and modifications to our tapes to fit new requirements. We take pride in stepping up to meet these challenges and will continue to do so to help improve performance and meet the needs of our customers as they change over time.