Double-sided adhesive tapes – adhesive tapes for mounting and bonding

Double-sided adhesive tapes – adhesive tapes for mounting and bonding

Double-sided adhesive tapes provide valuable support and can solve many problems in various areas. Discover our extensive range now!

The double-sided adhesive tape is an ingenious invention that makes bonding or mounting objects a whole lot easier, without damaging the surface below, as there is no need for screws or nails. It’s suited for putting up posters or mounting wall mirrors, sticking notes, handicrafts, laying carpets and many other applications both at home and at the office.

Our double-sided adhesive tapes are used by professional craftsmen primarily to put down flooring either permanently or temporarily. Our powerful adhesive double sided tapes are also suited for mounting mirrors in bathrooms or decorative objects on doors or furniture.

Double-sided adhesive tapes are used for many different industrial applications. They are perfect for bonding two parts permanently and irreversible; for attaching them firmly while still being able to reposition them; or simply for affixing things for a limited period of time. Depending on the components used within a tape, the tape offers specific characteristics that make it suitable for specific applications. The kind of adhesives, backings, primers, etc. making up the adhesive tape define its characteristics and can be adjusted perfectly to the demands of an application.

Our double-sided adhesive tapes are used in a many types of applications like emblem mounting on vehicles, in label and packaging printing where double-sided film and foam tapes increase the quality of print images and ensure efficient plate mounting. Our double sided tapes are used as an alternative to traditional methods of fixing like screws and glue – in numerous sectors of industry. Our double sided foam tapes are suitable to many demanding challenges.

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The Structure of Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes

Adhesive tapes consist of various functional layers. The adhesive layer can be applied to either one or both sides of the backing (to create single - or double-sided tape). The typical structure of double-sided adhesive tapes is outlined in the following diagram. Our double-sided tapes consist of three main components:

Structure of double-sided adhesive tape: 1) Release liner (silicon coated), 2) Adhesive (closed side), 3) Primer, 4) Backing, 5) Primer, 6) Adhesive (open side)

The backing is relevant for some of the main features of a double-sided adhesive tape. For rough surfaces, thicker foam tapes come into play. Thinner filmic adhesive tapes can be used for transparent bonding requirements and high performance tapes are able to dissipate stress thanks to their viscoelastic behavior.

The liner covers the adhesive tape and is an important element for the application and removal process. At tesa we have paper and filmic release liners with a variety of different features.

Adhesive System
The correct choice of the adhesive depends on how the double-sided adhesive tape is to be used: the kind of surfaces and materials which are to be bonded need to be taken into account, how long the bond is supposed to last, and whether it is an indoor or an outdoor application.

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Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes for Consumers

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Use tesa Double-Sided Tape for Gift Wrapping

Double-sided adhesive tapes are an ingenious invention and a blessing for all who like to do handicrafts and decorate their home. In the past, the adhesive strips were always visible which sometimes led to visual flaws. Today, you can easily hide the adhesive tape without having to give up on the usual adhesive strength. Since the double-sided tape is basically invisible, all the attention will be drawn to the object.


Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes – the First Choice for Decoration Projects

Double-sided adhesive tapes are great way to decorate your home or for those who like to do handicrafts. In the past, the adhesive tape was always visible which sometimes led to visual flaws. Today, you can easily hide the adhesive tape without having to give up on the usual adhesive strength. Since the double-sided tape is basically invisible, all the attention will be drawn to the object.

Many Fields of Application and Easy Handling

Our double-sided adhesive tapes are not just suited for creative projects but also for everyday tasks, such as putting up posters and postcards or sticking up notes. In our wide range, you will also find specialised products, among them a mirror adhesive tape and particularly powerful adhesive tapes to fix carpets or house numbers. The double-sided adhesive tapes can be used easily and – unlike other mounting methods – do not cause any damage to the surface.

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Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes for Professional Craftsmen

tesa Double-Sided Adhesive Tape Fits Special Surfaces

To achieve optimal results, efficiency is important for professional craftspeople. Therefore, they rely on the tesa double sided adhesive tape range for mounting and floor laying. There are special double-sided adhesive tapes to affix decorative trims or mirrors to smooth surfaces, mount cabling conduits on walls, or affix insulation plates.

In addition, tesa’s double-sided permanent floor laying tapes are the simple, quick solution for laying PVC flooring and carpets. The adhesive tapes offer superb results on all the usual types of carpet backing, whether the covering is textile, foam, felt, fleece or PVC.

Naturally, there are also removable options: tesa’s double-sided removable floor laying tapes are especially designed for the temporary laying of flooring. They pay off in particular when it comes to temporarily fastening rugs, carpets, felts, and other textile floor coverings at exhibitions, offices, or other spaces.

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Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes for Industrial Applications

In many industries, double-sided adhesive tapes are an important adhesive solution. They are used in cars or electronic devices to hold parts in place for the entire life of a product, for example, microphones, loudspeakers, screens, and cameras are fixed with adhesive tapes in mobile phones. Double-sided adhesive tapes are also used within household appliances like ovens, refrigerators, and air conditioning units as well as building and construction components such as facade elements, windows and doors, glass partition walls, elevators and furniture, etc.

Within these fields of application, double-sided tapes fulfill many tasks. The adhesive tapes offer high, long-lasting bonding power. Depending on the tape’s specific characteristics, they can also dissipate stress due to their viscoelastic behavior, prevent oxidation, and are resistant to UV radiation, extreme temperatures, humidity, aging and chemicals

There are also special double-sided tapes that optimise processes for the printing and paper industry. In newspaper printing and paper production, double-sided splicing tapes shorten the set-up times for the roll change and increase the process reliability for the flying splice. In label and packaging printing, double-sided film and foam tapes increase the quality of print images and ensure efficient plate mounting. The special adhesive tapes hold the printing plates firmly on the printing cylinder and also allow repositioning of the plate.

Compared to other bonding technologies like welding, screws, nails, and liquid glue, double-sided adhesive tapes provide many advantages. Welding, screws, and nails cause material damages. Such joints are visible and not suitable when design is important. The damaged surfaces are also vulnerable to corrosion. Bolts, screws, and other mechanical fasteners also create single-joint stress points, which can result in the failure of the joint and material breakage as the entire force is concentrated on the single joint. Also, the number of materials that can be combined by those technologies is limited. For example, Combining plastics and glass is usually not possible, but is with double sided adhesive tape

Bonding with a double-sided tape does not harm the material and therefore reduces the risk of corrosion. It can be considered a virtually invisible fastener and helps to keep surfaces smooth and clean. In fact, a tape also has a sealing function and protects against environmental elements or dust. Double-sided tapes are perfect for compensating tension and stress due to the forces on the joint being distributed over the entire length of the joined surfaces.

Our acrylic foam tapes like tesa ACXplus, are able to accommodate material expansion and contraction caused by temperature extremes. They even allow for different expansion and contraction values of different substrates that are bonded together, such as plastic to metal. Our double-sided tapes are used on a wide range of surfaces including metal, glass, paper, stainless steel, polycarbonate, and many more, there is no outgassing of chemicals. And compared to liquid glues, adhesive tapes do not require any curing time or final cleaning, resulting in a more efficient production process. There is also no outgassing of chemicals.

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