tesa's complete assortment of double-sided PE foam tapes has been engineered for safe and secure mounting applications. Double-sided foam tapes with pure acrylic adhesives offer heavy duty long term performance in tough outdoor applications, where as those with a tackified acrylic adhesives have a strong initial bond and also offer design gap compensation and excellent dampening properties.
When considering a foam tape there are several key areas to consider:
1. Required thickness / Gap fill
Our double-sided PE foam tapes from 500 µm (0.5 mm) to 3,000 µm (3 mm) in thickness, which compensate for different gaps to ensure a flush design. It is important to select the right thickness based on either the gap required to be filled, or the load holding requirement. Thicker foams also offer greater sound and vibration damping properties.
2. Adhesive Formulation
High strength double-sided foam tapes with pure acrylic adhesives offer heavy duty long term performance in tough outdoor applications, whereas those with a tackified acrylic adhesives have a strong initial bond and also offer design gap compensation and excellent sound and vibration dampening properties.
3. Mounting / bonding surface
It is important to determine the surfaces being bonded together and ensure maximum performance. Effects such as thermal expansion rates of different materials, surface energy and load-bearing characteristics will determine the best product to be used. Our high strength double sided foam tape can provide strong adhesion levels when mounting on ABS, aluminium, PC, PE, PVC, PS, PP, and Steel, making them suitable for industrial uses.
4. Environmental Resistance
When selecting double-sided tape for mounting and bonding applications, environmental conditions are one of the key areas that must be taken into consideration. Our range of double sided PE foams are resistant to UV, water, humidity and temperatures up to 80 °C, making them fully suitable for outdoor use.
Our expertise in adhesive technology ensures our permanent mounting tapes deliver a high performing, strong and permanent bond that is capable of adhering to a variety of substrates, both on the mounting surface, as well as the object backing itself. The result: A safe and secure permanent bond that will last for years.
Explore our range of double-sided acrylic foam tapes below. For enquiries, technical support and purchase, contact our tesa Australia and New Zealand team, or an authorised tesa distribution partner.