Did you know that there is double sided tape out there that has so much holding power that metal has torn BEFORE the bond of the tape broke? Did you know that there are tapes out there that have a superior performance to mechanical fasteners? Well, it is true! Let’s talk a little bit about High Bond Tape.
High Bond Tape is a foam tape that has superior holding power. This isn’t an ordinary foam tape with adhesive on both sides. The way it is produced gives it shear strength that will outperform rivets and many other mechanical fasteners. It is able to absorb vibration and sudden jolts that will pop the heads of a rivet or nail. High Bond Tape comes in various thicknesses to wet into various rough surfaces allowing for a very permanent bond. It also comes in a number of colors, although the most common are charcoal grey, white, and translucent.
We really like these tapes because when applied correctly and allowed to set up, they are permanent. They are great for outdoor mounting applications because once they have cured the weather won’t have any effect on the bond. UV has little to no effect as well. They can handle very large loads without sagging or falling off. There is a great deal of manufacturing going on using these products. For example, take a look at some of the trailers you see these days. You will notice that there are fewer rivets poking from the skins of the trailers. This is because many manufacturers are replacing these rivets with tape.
If you are thinking about using tape in your manufacturing, we encourage you to try it. Contact us and we will help you find the perfect solution to fit your needs.