Environmental conditions directly affect the performance of adhesive tape, not only during its use but when it is applied and stored. The wide range of industries and end products using adhesive tapes indicate the varying environmental conditions to which they can be exposed. This could be outdoors and subject to wind, rain and dirt or extreme temperature changes such as those which aircraft experience.
Adhesive tapes have been designed specifically to accommodate a myriad of environmental conditions, including exposure to high and low temperatures, UV light, humidity and moisture, contamination, chemicals and shock.
Materials and surface conditions
Stresses on the substrate and bond