PSA Tape Helps You Every Day in More Ways Than You Can Imagine

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) tape is almost everywhere you never thought it would be. In fact, you’d be amazed to learn the many ways it helps you every day by making things:

  • Stronger and safer
  • Lighter and thinner
  • More efficient and cost effective

Every day we touch, see and use products where PSA tape is working hard “behind the scenes” to make our lives better. For example, did you know…

  • A typical computer keyboard has at least three layers of circuits held together by PSA tape?
  • PSA tape provides strength and ankle support along the top edges of men’s dress shoes?
  • PSA tape is used to bond, seal and protect in automotive assembly and home construction?
  • Nuts and bolts have been replaced by PSA tape in multiple industrial applications?

PSA tape has rapidly become the innovative choice for protecting, sealing, bonding and communicating in multiple industries that include:

  • Transportation, construction and electronics
  • Medical/healthcare and alternative energy
  • Packaging and appliances

As you explore our site we encourage you to learn the facts and science that explain why PSA tape is the preferred choice for such a wide range of industry applications.

Established in 1953, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is a not-for-profit, North American trade association for certified PSA Tape manufacturers and affiliate suppliers, dedicated to helping your industry to become more successful using tape as a solution to your needs. PSTC members produce more than 90% of the total PSA Tape volume in North American representing $13 billion in annual sales. For more information, visit


The list of potential uses for PSA tapes in transportation is a mile long. See how tape is used in this dynamic industry.
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Because of their viscoelasticity, PSA tapes may allow you to avoid design constraints presented by traditional metal fasteners.
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There are several standardized tests that measure the strength of PSA tapes. This video shows how tape strength is determined.
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The list of potential uses for PSA tapes in construction is virtually endless. Find out how tape is used for construction applications.
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