Materials and surface conditions

Understanding the characteristics of your substrate(s) is key.

Bond on contact
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Adhesive tape bonds to a wide range of substrates with varying characteristics such as texture, porosity, flexibility and surface energy. Commonly bonded substrates include:

  • High surface energy (HSE), low surface energy (LSE) and PVC plastics
  • HSE metals, aluminium, stainless steel, zinc, tin and lead
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Cardboard
  • Powder-coated paint
  • Ceramics
  • Fabric
  • Foams
  • Rubber.

 

Adhesives

Stresses on the substrate and bond

Environmental conditions

Thin bonding

Thick bonding