Bonding tape is a double sided pressure sensitive adhesive that allows you to join or fasten two substrates.
There are two different types of bonding solutions, permanent bonding and temporary bonding.
Permanent Bonding Solutions
Permanent bonding tape like 3M VHB and acrylic foam tapes are used to replace rivets, welding, and fasteners. In fact, these adhesives typically form a stronger permanent bond. When two bonded substrates are pulled apart, fasteners and rivets put a great deal of stress on the areas that are fastened, giving way to potential product failure. Using permanent bonding solutions such as 3M VHB, allows the stress to be evenly distributed throughout the area of the tape as opposed to small points along the substrate.
Temporary Bonding Solutions
Temporary bonding tape is also known as removable or repositionable tape. This means the adhesive can be placed on a substrate with strong adhesion and holding properties but can easily be removed or repositioned. This is ideal for applications like reclosable packaging, removable or changeable gasketing, and other products where temporary holding is required.
You can find bonding solutions with unique characteristics such as bonding tape that can withstand weathering or extreme temperatures and even be applied without the use of adhesion promoter or primer. Each application is unique. If you are unsure what type of bonding tape is required for your application ask our engineers. They will help you find ideal bonding solutions for your application!