Video: Design

Design in Transportation 
 
The reliability of PSA tapes is tightly linked to selecting the right chemistry for your application environment and usage loads. PSA tapes are viscoelastic and the properties of polymers and adhesives are a function of two things: temperature and rate of deformation.
 
Hot temperatures and a slow rate of deformation produce a viscous effect. Cold temperatures and a fast rate of deformation produce an elastic effect. This rate dependency enables PSA tapes to give you the benefits of noise and sound dampening, along with durability and the ability to conform to complex surfaces and designs.
 
Because of their viscoelasticity, PSA tapes may allow you to avoid design constraints presented by traditional metal fasteners. For example, when bolts are applied at discrete points, your design constraints include the bolt’s ultimate strength and the stress concentrations formed at the holes in the adjoining parts.
 
On the other hand, PSA tapes are applied across an entire surface to form a continuous bond without holes. So your design constrains involve only the strength and durability of the adhesive.
 
Transportation

The list of potential uses for PSA tapes in transportation is a mile long. See how tape is used in this dynamic industry.
View video here.
 


 

Design

Because of their viscoelasticity, PSA tapes may allow you to avoid design constraints presented by traditional metal fasteners.
View video here.
 


 

Strength

There are several standardized tests that measure the strength of PSA tapes. This video shows how tape strength is determined.
View video here.
 


 

Construction

The list of potential uses for PSA tapes in construction is virtually endless. Find out how tape is used for construction applications.
View video here.