Behind the patented technology hides a matrix made from a special class of elastomers and resins. The special effect: In the 'original state', the strips stick along their entire length thanks to their soft and elastic components. Under tensile load, however, an 'incompatibility' is created between the elastomers and resins. The property of the strip changes – it hardens and loses its adhesive strength. If you pull on a strip of tesa Bond & Detach, the components that were once firmly bonded separate from one another. This way, batteries can be repositioned and replaced quickly, easily and without leaving any residue. Separating the different components or materials makes recycling easier. For years, batteries in smartphones could neither be replaced nor recycled. They were firmly glued to the device. Quite an annoyance for phone owners who had to buy a new device just because the battery had run out – and a burden on the environment.
Thanks to the tesa adhesive technology, plenty of electronic waste can be avoided, which was an important step in terms of sustainable management.