High strength adhesive tape used in sub-zero environments 21 July 2017

Tackling issues associated with using pressure sensitive adhesive tapes in cold environments, tesa has introduced a new double-sided tape equipped with high strength PE foam and acrylic adhesive. tesa® 62957 has a unique formulation which delivers high strength and excellent ageing resistance to different substrates at temperatures as low as -10˚C.

Designed specifically for customers operating under cold temperatures in unheated environments or on construction sites, the product’s extensive list of properties including UV, water and ageing resistance as well as sealing, gap filling, noise and shock absorbing properties enhances performance on a wide range of adhesive tape applications.

tesa says the new tape offers strong adhesion with an excellent initial tack at low temperatures, which provides excellent protection against harsh substances and environments. As cold weather can impact construction activities, builders and contractors are increasingly interested in materials and processes that remain effective in a wide range of conditions, including colder temperatures.

Trims and profiles (plastic extrusions), stiffeners, reinforcement bars, window skirting trims and shelf edge labelling systems are just some of the types of bonding and mounting applications that can benefit from the tape’s performance.

tesa believes adhesive tapes offer many advantages over the traditional types of fastening and fixing methods typically used within industrial
applications. Lightweight, strong and capable of delivering greater aesthetics, they are also easy to apply and can improve production speeds and processes.

tesa 62957 demonstrates how advanced acrylic technologies used in pressure sensitive tapes are evolving to provide a range of advanced and measurable benefits to operations in cold environments.

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