Many product designers and engineers think that traditional fixings, such as rivets, screws, nuts, bolts, staples, clips and liquid adhesives are the best means of joining two materials, or substrates. Adhesive tapes, films and foams have been proven to meet or surpass the levels of performance of these methods in strength and durability but also versatility. Tapes provide functionalities beyond traditional fastening methods as well as the traditional capabilities of simply bonding, masking, packaging, mounting, bundling, repairing and splicing.
Adhesive tapes are specifically made to function optimally in challenging end-use environments. Tapes and films have been developed to withstand:
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