What are the Advantages of Pressure Sensitive Tape?
Traditional adhesives essentially transform from a liquid form into a solid one to adhere. Those processes are a function of the type of adhesive and how it is engineered to work and for what purpose. The interesting aspect of pressure-sensitive tapes is that they are “just liquid enough” to sufficiently wet the surface the tape contacts.
Conversely, these pressure-sensitive adhesives have enough of a solid-state character to resist any forces trying to remove it. As a result, pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes deliver the ideal means of fastening and offer the following significant advantages:
Other than ensuring that the surface is clean and dry, there is no preparation necessary.
Compared with trying to secure something with fasteners such as screws (which can cause various issues depending on the surface to which you need to attach) adhering something with tape can take seconds.
No special tools are needed, other than something to cut the tape (scissors or a tape dispenser). Many tapes can even be torn by hand. Compared with fasteners such as screws, this is a much easier installation option.
It isn’t messy to use – there are no brushes or application tools and there is no surplus of adhesive or waste of materials.
Tape is extremely inexpensive compared to sealants, and provides an incredible number of uses per roll.
Tape can be applied as a die-cut to the exact area needed, further minimizing waste.
It is uniform in thickness, giving a precise bond.
It is instantaneous, which means no waiting for drying or chemical reaction.
The finished bond is stress-free. All other adhesives create stress in the joint when changing state, which can potentially weaken the bond.
It comes in many different varieties, some of which are tailor-made to very specific applications.