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Bonding Tapes

By Sue Chambers on 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 

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

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.

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