Double-coated tape is created with a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on both sides of a carrier. There are many variations of this tape construction that combine different adhesives on a variety of carriers. Adhesive selection can utilize acrylic, rubber or silicone technologies with properties from low tack repositionable to permanent high tack performance characteristics. The carrier selection can range from thin films to thick foams, tissue paper to heavy duty paper or cloth. The double coated family of tapes also includes adhesive transfer tapes or acrylic bonding systems that have no carrier or a thin scrim embedded with adhesive.
Double-sided tape is used in many industries. Applications include splicing and core start for web printing and laminating, alternatives to mechanical fasteners for mounting and sealing in construction environments and for gasketing and fixturing tasks in manufacturing and fabrication projects. These are just a few of the many applications that can benefit from the unique characteristics of double coated tapes. We can provide advice on what type of double coated tape is best for your specific situation. The goal always remains the same: to keep production costs down and optimize workflow.
Initial adhesion and ultimate bond strength are the most important factors to consider when selecting adhesive properties of the tape being applied to a specific surface. When applying double-sided tape, it’s important to consider the environment in which it is being applied; this includes minding the temperature, surface preparation, and dwell time prior to stress. These and other factors must be considered when selecting the proper double-sided tape for the job. Our Englewood staff has the industry experience and knowledge to recommend the best double-coated tape for your needs.
Perhaps the most valuable characteristic of double-coated tape is that it’s components can be tailored to your specific needs. Choosing the right carrier and adhesive for a double-sided tape application can be a complicated process. Englewood’s knowledge, resources and access to a variety of brand name tapes will help you find the best double-sided tape for any job. Tell us what application and surfaces you work with, and we will find an affordable solution at a competitive price.