Adhesive Transfer Tape serves various purposes like laminating parts, aesthetic attachments, gasket bonding, sound dampening, and more.
However, when it comes to using silicone, matching it with silicone adhesives is the fastest solution.
With 3M’s adhesive transfer tape 91022, you can treat all your silicone adhesive transfer tape needs.
3M’s adhesive transfer tape 91022 is meant for silicone attachment.
In addition, this adhesive is lined with silicone for easier processing and is resistant to high temperatures.
The adhesive transfer tape 91022 has no backing or carrier and is solvent resistant. But before we go more in-depth, what’s an adhesive transfer tape?
ADHESIVE TRANSFER TAPE
Adhesive Transfer Tape (ATT) is a roll of adhesive attached to a unique release liner.
After applying pressure, peel the release liner away until you’re left with just the adhesive.
Transfer tapes don’t come with a backing or carrier because it allows them to conform to a wider variety of surfaces.
For more on adhesive transfer tapes, check out our page to learn about their features and our transfer tape die cutting options.
Now that you’re an expert let’s dig into what makes 3M 91022 adhesive transfer tape special.
3M’S 91022 DESIGN
The primary purpose of adhesive transfer tape 91022 is silicone attachment, mainly laminating.
Adhesive transfer tape 91022 is a silicone adhesive with polyester (PET) film liner. Yet, although the liner provides a degree of strength and stability, this adhesive does NOT have any built-in carrier or backing.
Additional benefits of the 2-mil PET liner include:
- A 12-month shelf life
- Tear and moisture resistance
- Easier to die cut exact shapes with clean edges
Another advantage of transfer tape 91022 is its dampening performance or noise/vibration reduction.
Its dampening abilities make 91022 an appealing material to use in the interior of cars, where the tiniest of rattling noises will go unfixed for years.
Transfer tape 91022 also has excellent heat resistance, so you won’t have to worry about any silicone upholstery in your car during scorching weather.
CHOOSING A SILICONE ADHESIVE TAPE
3M offers many silicone adhesive tapes for all your laminating needs, but how do you decide which type is right for you?
Look at 3M’s 91022 Transfer Tape compared to similar silicone laminating adhesives, 96042 and 9731 Double Coated Tape.
Surface texture and stability both determine your choice of silicone laminating adhesive.
91022 Transfer Tape: This tape is adhesive only, meaning it doesn’t have any carrier.
96042 Double Coated Tape: Also a silicone adhesive, it covers both sides of a transparent PET carrier.
9731 Double Coated Tape (Acrylic/Silicone): A differential tape with a silicone-based adhesive on one side, and acrylic on the other.
In addition to the stability that a backing provides, particular silicone adhesive tapes function better depending on the roughness of your intended surface.
3M’s transfer tape 91022 is more flexible because it lacks backing. Upon application, the silicone adhesive is free to settle into the nooks and crannies of the textured surface.
IOne downside of 3M’s 96042 double coated tape is that its flexibility is limited by its carrier. Although 96042 provides a strong backbone during the application process, this adhesive is still less effective on rough surfaces than transfer tape 91022, which is free to meld fully.
Here are some examples of surface conditions that affect adhesion:
- Size of part
- Surface energy
Another vital distinction between 91022 and 96042 is the scale of their heat resistance.
3M’s pressure sensitive silicone adhesive 91022 is not only solvent resistant but can also resist up to 500oF (260oC) in high heat applications. On the other hand, the PET carrier in the double-coated tape only resists up to 300oF (149oC).
Lastly, we have 3M’s 9731 double coated differential tape, which has a different adhesive on either side. Choose this tape when you’re bonding silicone substrate to something else.
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