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This Kind Of Adhesive Tape

2016-11-07

1. VHB Tape - This is one that can be used for bonding metals, glass and plastic to each other and has proved to be very reliable. This tape eliminates you need to drill holes in order to join such items together so you will have no unsightly joints or fasteners that protrude. Given a much cleaner and professional looking finishing to the item.

2. Adhesive Transfer Tape - This tape is sensitive to pressure and comes with an adhesive surface on both sides of it just as the VHB tape does. However in order to protect one side of the tape it has a liner which needs to removed in order to stick the second surface to the first. This kind of tape is ideal for using when wanting to bond light weight materials such as paper and plastic to each other.

3. Specialty Masking Tape - This 3M adhesive tape has been designed for use with circuit boards, also for use in photographic processes and when using a chemical bath. The tape is made up of components which ensure that it adheres to any surface that it may come into contact with and is not likely to be affected by any metals or chemicals that it comes into contact with also.

4. Metal Foil Tape - This kind of adhesive tape from 3M comes in a number of different styles. The main one used is one which has an aluminum covering to it, but there is also a aluminum reinforced tape and one that contains a lead backing. All of them come with a silicone adhesive and are very soft and malleable so can be wrapped around anything. These tapes are used on items where temperature levels can get extremely high.

In order to make the right choice, you really need some personal experience with the product, so let me share mine with you to save you some valuable time. The tests below do not pretend to be scientific, or a replacement for lab tests, but they will teach you the basics. Simple is not always stupid.