Sometimes it is the small details that "objectively" have a great importance. This is the case with the sturdy and popular "GoPro" action camera: The cover glass in front of the lens is firmly bonded to the housing thanks to a 1.2-millimeter-wide adhesive tape from tesa. "For this purpose, we have developed a laser process that hardens the tape under the cover glass via a chemical reaction," explains Uwe Michel, Head of the Customer Solution Center (CSC) in Suzhou, where tesa operates one of its worldwide five production plants. After a variety of stress tests, the successful product lives up to its name 'Hero' when it comes to adhesive bonding: water resistance up to 13 meters, high shock resistance in various sports and tolerances ranging from -40 to +80 degrees Celsius as well as 90% humidity over three days..
As a result, the customer feedback from "GoPro" reads like fan mail, but also outlines the broad spectrum of support from tesa. Wei Zheng, manager of the camera manufacturer, explains: "Two companies bond as well as the tesa adhesive. It's not just the product itself that impresses with its reliable performance, but also the excellent tesa service – from the first technical study to maintenance of mass production, especially for recommendations on the application setup and the surface treatment." And Wei Zheng adds: "We have been working together for six years, and we wish to continue to test more applications and new materials."