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Bonding Tapes

Posted by Sue Chambers Feb 13, 2014 9:32:00 AM

Bonding Tapes are pressure sensitive adhesives built with the purpose of mounting and bonding different substrates together.

Bonding tapes are most often double coated adhesives built around a film with adhesive on both sides of the film. The adhesives are then covered with a liner so that the adhesive is not exposed.

 

Double Coated Bonding Tape Construction Our friends at Polyonics show the construction of Double Coated Bonding Tapes.

Using adhesive to bond two substrates together can be a direct replacement for welding, screws, rivets, and other types of fasteners. Many different industries use bonding tapes including, automotive, aerospace, electronics, as well as industrial and manufacturing facilities. These tapes can bond anything from glass, metals, ceramics, and many other materials.

There are several advantages to bonding substrates with adhesives:

  • Save money on time and costs! Fasteners often require several components to make a strong bond. Nuts and bolts, screws, rivets, washers…these all cost money and can take significant time to fasten. Adhesives can be tabbed for quick dispensing and easy placement.
  • Joining metals with fasteners can lead to corrosion. Using adhesives to bond metals can eliminate the corrosion and extend the life of the product.
  • Adhesive bonding maintains the shape of the materials that are being bonded. Fasteners have a tendency to deform the substrates.
  • Lightweight. Using bonding adhesive on vehicles and electronic devices is an efficient bonding solution. Weight reduction decreases energy consumption and emissions on vehicles and makes electronics light and easy to handle.
  • Fasteners create stress points concentrated in a small area. This can lead to fractures and broken substrates. Bonding adhesives spread the stress throughout the entire surface area where the adhesive is applied. This creates a stronger and sturdier part.

If you have a question about bonding adhesives or how to bond two substrates together using adhesives let us know in the comments section below.

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

President and CEO of Strouse