Powerful bond. Primerless process.
Introducing tesa® ACXplus Primerless Line, our highest performing line of permanent exterior mounting tapes
31 Jul 2018
Bonding of attachment parts to car bodies can be very challenging, parts that need to be bonded to a vehicle have different levels of surface energy. Dissimilar materials like plastics, metal, and glass have different coefficients of thermal expansion, so when they warm up or cool down, they expand and contract at different rates. Acrylic foam based adhesive tapes, thanks to its viscoelastic feature, join materials safely and permanently. For this reason attachment parts like emblems, body side moldings, rocker panels, and fender flares can be securely mounted to exterior car body surfaces and withstand all external influences throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.
tesa® ACXplus Primerless Line is our high performance tapes for exterior attachment part mounting. Because it is primerless, this double-sided acrylic foam tape delivers a permanent bond from the moment it’s applied – without the need for primer. Applying primer as part of the attachment part mounting process is an expensive, time-consuming, and hazardous process. So if you can eliminate the primer in production, you can get bottom line benefits from greater process efficiency and a lower total process cost. On top, it can be applied at a wide range of temperature, within the first minute after application our primerless products reach a near-ultimate peel adhesion level on most substrates, whereas the typical solutions on the market need hours to days for achieving ultimate performance. At the same time, the more environmentally friendly production line helps you meet stricter environmental standards and provide healthier working conditions.
This triple-layer symmetrically designed double-sided acrylic foam tape was engineered especially for automotive exterior attachment part mounting. Coated on both sides with LSE adhesive, it offers high initial performance on LSE plastics – as well as on difficult-to-bond OEM clear coats. And thanks to its viscoelastic acrylic foam core, tesa® ACXplus 778XX has the ability to absorb and dissipate dynamic and static loads.
Especially developed for applications in the automotive industry to securely bond exterior attachment parts to the easy-to-bond car body, tesa® ACXplus 777XX is a unique double-layer asymmetrically designed product, coated on one side with LSE adhesive for high initial performance on LSE plastics.
- Viscoelastic acrylic foam core to compensate for different thermal elongation of bonded parts
- Outstanding wet-out property
- High humidity and UV resistance