For industrial applications in the automotive sector alone, customers may choose among a range of approximately 500 single-sided and 500 double-sided tesa adhesive tapes. For the constructive bonding of exterior parts to vehicle bodies, car manufacturers often rely on tesa acrylic foam tapes as mounting solutions. Automotive OEMs and OES use the so-called viscoelastic ACXplus adhesive tapes for high-performance bonding in many areas in the vehicle. For efficient use of the adhesive tapes in production, tesa also supplies ACXplus as a spool, up to 1,400m in length.
These adhesive tapes allow different materials to be firmly bonded to the vehicle body. The challenge here is that different materials have different thermal expansion properties. As a result, huge static and dynamic loads act on the structural connections between the car body and the exterior parts during the service life of a vehicle. These adhesive tapes manage to optimally compensate for thermal expansions and the resulting stress and thus give attachment parts a secure hold on the vehicle body. They benefit from their elastic and viscous properties, which guarantee internal strength and the compensation of mechanical loads. Furthermore, they offer reliable sealing and vibration absorption.