Manufacturers are constantly seeking, finding and making use of new methods and materials to achieve greater efficiency, cut manufacturing costs, improve product performance and cut shipping costs. High-strength bonding tapes are making it possible for them to achieve their goals as they make use of new materials. The construction industry, for example, is using aluminum composite panels these days, while the auto industry increasingly uses fiber-reinforced polymers.
Classic bonding techniques using fasteners aren’t suitable for current materials and applications, add weight, and require extra manufacturing processes that increase opportunities for error. Holes for mechanical fasteners weaken materials, different metals corrode when they come into contact with one another, and overall visual appeal can be affected.
High-strength bonding tapes are among the adhesives based products that are solving these problems. They bond instantly without the need for curing, are able to deal with differing expansion coefficients between materials, absorb shock, produce stronger bonds by distributing stress along the length of bonds and allow for greater design flexibility.