Double sided tape is a versatile adhesive product that is used in a wide range of applications. It consists of a thin layer of adhesive on both sides of a backing material, which allows it to bond two surfaces together. There are several different main types of double sided tape, each with its own specific properties and uses.
If we classify the double sided tape according to the backling material, mainly it can be divided into:
- Foam double sided tape
- Paper double sided tape
- Fabric double sided tape
- Transfer double sided tape
Foam Double Sided Tape
It is made from foam and has a sponge-like texture. It is often used for mounting and bonding irregularly shaped objects or for gap filling. The foam backing of this tape provides a cushioning effect, making it ideal for use in applications where shock absorption is important. It is also resistant to temperature changes and UV light, making it suitable for outdoor use.
Paper Double Sided Tape
It is made from paper (tissue paper ) and is often used for light bonding applications. It is not as strong as other types of double sided tape and is not suitable for heavy duty bonding. However, it is easy to work with and can be cut to size easily, making it a good choice for small bonding projects.
Fabric Double Sided Tape
It is made from fabric and is often used for clothing and upholstery repairs. It is strong and flexible, making it suitable for use on a variety of fabrics. This type of tape is also easy to remove, making it a good choice for temporary bonding applications.
Transfer Double Sided Tape
It is designed to be easily removed and transferred to another surface. It is often used in temporary bonding applications, such as for holding down temporary flooring or for mounting displays. Transfer double sided tape is also known for its clean removal, as it leaves no residue behind when it is removed.
If we classify the double sided tape according to the glue, mainly it can be divided into:
- Hot Melt Double Sided Tape
- Acrylic Double Sided Tape
- Rubber Double Sided Tape
- Water Based Acrylic PSA
- Double Sided Tape
Hot Melt Double Sided Tape
It’s made from hot melt adhesive, a thermoplastic adhesive. and are known for several advantages, including Quick bonding, High strength, Versatility, Water resistance, Temperature resistance, Easy to use & Clean. We often see it used for packing, Furniture and woodworking, Automotive, Electronics, Display and signage.
Acrylic Double Sided Tape
It’s made from acrylic adhesive and is known for its high strength and versatility. It is resistant to temperature changes and UV light, making it suitable for outdoor use. This type of tape is often used for heavy duty bonding applications, such as attaching signs or mounting decorative elements.
Rubber Double Sided Tape
It is made from rubber adhesive and is known for its strong bonding strength and flexibility. It is often used in applications where the tape needs to be able to withstand movement or vibration, such as in automotive and industrial settings. Rubber double sided tape is also resistant to water and other environmental factors, making it suitable for use in damp or outdoor environments.
Water Based PSA Double Sided Tape
It is made from water based adhesive, which are know for their ability to bond to a wide range of materials. It is environmentally friendly, as the adhesive is water-soluble and can be easily cleaned up with water. Some common applications for water based pressure-sensitive double sided tape include packaging, labeling, bookbinding, and display and signage.
In conclusion, double sided tape is a useful and versatile adhesive product that is available in a range of types to suit different bonding needs. From heavy duty acrylic tape to flexible fabric tape, there is a double sided tape suitable for every bonding application