First Bond - Then Powder

First Bond, Then Powder - Problem Solved

tesa® FUSE 45012 is a ground-breaking bonding solution enabling metal fabricators to bond metal modules with heat-reactive self-adhesive tape before powder coating.



tesa® FUSE 45012 roll with pouch
tesa® FUSE 45012 roll with pouch

Introducing tesa® FUSE 45012:

  • Heat-reactive self-adhesive tape in roll format
  • For bonding metal parts before powder coating
  • Cures to final strength in the powder coating oven
  • Features semi-structural bonding performance
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Typical Applications

tesa® FUSE 45012 can be used to bond metal parts, even dissimilar materials like steel and aluminium. It provides a firm and durable bond for applications such as stiffeners, frames, cover plates or attachment parts.

Powder coated modules bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 on hooks
Panels and stiffener bars bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 before powder coating
Large architectural panels bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 before powder coating
Panels bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 on pallet before powder coating
Powder coated panels bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012

Powder coated modules bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 on hooks

Panels and stiffener bars bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 before powder coating

Large architectural panels bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 before powder coating

Panels bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012 on pallet before powder coating

Powder coated panels bonded with tesa® FUSE 45012

Working Principle

01

Metal Bonding

tesa® FUSE 45012 can be applied like a self-adhesive tape during assembling. It saves time due to a fast, clean and simple process.

 

tesa® FUSE 45012 Metal Bonding
tesa® FUSE 45012 Metal Bonding

02

Powder Coating

tesa® FUSE 45012 withstands typical chemical pretreatments, the cleaning and drying process and very high oven temperatures. During the baking process, tesa® FUSE 45012 cures to final strength.

tesa® FUSE 45012 Powder Coating
tesa® FUSE 45012 Powder Coating

03

Outstanding Performance

After powder coating, tesa® FUSE 45012 provides very high bonding strength and temperature resistance. It remains elastic enough to compensate for thermal elongation of different metal types. 

tesa® FUSE 45012 Outstanding Performance
tesa® FUSE 45012 Outstanding Performance

How To Use tesa® FUSE 45012

Your Advantages

tesa® FUSE 45012 has been designed to combine the advantages of tape with the strength of an adhesive. It allows metal fabricators to improve their processes and implement new ideas. 

  • Invisible Bond - Perfect surface finish
  • Design Freedom – Build modules from different metal types
  • Efficient Process – Finish module assembly before powder coating
  • Higher Performance - Significantly higher bonding strength and temperature resistance than regular tape
  • Time-saving – No surface finish or rework like grinding needed
  • Increased productivity - Immediate handling, no curing time needed
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Product Details

tesa® FUSE 45012 is a heat-reactive self-adhesive tape in roll format covered with a filmic liner.

Thickness

1,2 mm

Lap shear strength After curing for 30 minutes at 200°C

300 N/cm²

Maximum shear strain See note a above

300 %

Long term temperature resistance Static lap shear test according to <span class="lowercase">tesa</span> test methods. Hold 2 kg for 10.000 minutes with a bonding area of 3,125 cm².

120°C