Do you have an EPDM, PVC, Steel and/or other material profile that needs tape applied for ease of application? ESI can solve your taping dilemma! Whether your application requires cold bond or heat activated tape, ESI is able to work with you to get the best results neccessary for a great product.

Heat Activated Tape

Heat activated tape is usually tack-free until it is activated by a heat source, and is not considered to be a pressure sensitive tape. Heat-activated (hot melt) adhesive systems require a defined period of time at elevated temperatures (normally 180˚F or higher) to achieve final bonding strength. Temperature, pressure and dwell time are used to effect a final cure and bond. Hot Melt Tapes have very strong holding power and wins when it comes to adhesion strength. It is very flexible and has significantly higher adhesion as compared to acrylic tape on most surfaces including fiberboard.

Heat activated adhesives are generally applied to a substrate via roll coat operation. The coated material is in a non-tacky state until heat is applied, which activates the bonding property. Bemis Seam Tape and Water When heat and pressure are applied, the tape is activated, and ultimately provides an extremely high bond. The heat activation point is entirely dependent on the substrate sensitivity and scorch point.

Advantages of Heat Activated Tape

  • Can be designed for rigid or flexible applications
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Re-positional
  • Adheres to a wide variety of materials
  • Excellent for induction curing and seal
  • EPDM extrusion profile bonding for the automotive industry
  • Electrical appliance industry
  • Provides excellent performance bonding strength to most rubber, EPDM, PU and PVC based plastic materials.
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape

    Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tape (also known as: PSA, self adhesive, self-stick adhesive) is a major category of adhesive tapes and is a relatively thin flexible material with single or double sided coating. PSA will adhere to a variety of substrates when applied to most clean and dry surfaces with pressure. Pressure Sensitive adhesives do not require solvent, water, or heat to activate the adhesive. The bond is directly influenced by the amount of pressure which is used to apply the adhesive to the surface.

    Advantages of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Tapes (PSA)

  • Thinner and lighter materials
  • Bonds dissimilar materials without incompatibility concerns
  • Provides vibration dampening and noise reduction
  • Adheres to a wide variety of materials
  • Reduces assembly time
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