Today's adhesive tapes are highly specialized formulations designed for superior performance across a wide range of applications. This does not mean that every tape works in every application! Your choice of tape will depend on a wide variety of factors, including location, environment, life cycle of finished product and other influences. The more information you can provide about your application, the easier it is for us to get you the right tape for your job.
A good example of this is plastics. There are hundreds of different plastics in use today. Many of them have surface characteristics that make it difficult to stick to them. The use of the wrong tape on one of these plastics will result in adhesive failure and will compromise the integrity of your finished product. By identifying the type of plastic you are using, we can avoid this.
The same holds true for certain papers, painted surfaces, and metal finishes. Never assume that any tape will just work unless it's designed for the application!
Down the road, we will be looking at specific tapes and their uses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help you.
Until next time, remember, IT'S A STICKY BUSINESS!