Advantages of self-adhesive foam strips that you should know
Adhesive foam tape is a multifunctional product with numerous benefits for either temporary or permanent applications. Its pressure-sensitive adhesive offers nice and easy fastening, thermal insulation or even acoustic dampening. Another great perk of adhesive foam strips is that you don’t need technical training to make use of all the solutions they offer. In this blog, we wanted to highlight 7 key advantages of using foam seal tape and hope they will prove helpful.
7 advantages of self-adhesive foam strips
In the automotive, electrical, or construction industries, adhesive foam strips are perfect for a wide range of applications. Their ability to withstand high vibrations makes them a particularly great alternative to mechanical fasteners. Therefore, there are many advantages to using foam strips as opposed to other types of tape.
Here are 7 advantages to using foam strips.
1. Easy to use
One of the biggest benefits of adhesive foam tape is that it is extremely simple to use. It doesn’t require any preparation time, it can be applied instantly and, unlike glue, the adhesive part never sags, so there won't be any clean-up time involved after use. No dust is generated either. The only waste is the paper or filimc backing which is removed before application.
Usually, rolls of self-adhesive foam tape come with a removable backing that must be peeled off before use. While many applications require one-sided adhesive foam strips only, double-sided foam tape is also available. This is often a good solution when the two sides that are joined by the tape are not expected to be separated.
A Complete Guide to Foam Tape
In this article, you will find answers to most of your questions about foam tape, including its end uses and a wide range of applications. The variety of foam, sponge rubber and tapes available allows for endless combinations when foam tape is paired with an adhesive. As a consequence, the possibilities for the implementation of foam tape are technically limitless. We'll look at foam tape in more depth and discuss its various uses and benefits.
What is Foam Tape?
Foam tape is a high-performance adhesive tape made of foam with pressure-sensitive characteristics. The adhesive films can be found on either one or two sides of the foam strip and are meant to be easy to apply, use and clean.
Foam tapes are highly customisable and available in a variety of lengths, sizes, densities, adhesives, cell structures, textures and colours. The best choice depends on the user's intended purpose. Used by professionals or DIY enthusiasts in their day-to-day tasks, foam tapes’ high versatility make them ideal for a wide range of uses and surfaces of all kinds.
What is foam tape used for?
Among the most popular applications of foam strips are:
Applied in minutes this Noiseproofing Compound provides an Instant Solution that offers a Sound Transmission Reduction of up to 90%!
Recommended Coverage: 2 Tubes per 8ft x 4ft Sheet
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is a unique damping product that is ideal for new construction and renovation projects. It is the most popular and cost-effective soundproofing material on the market. The compound's unique properties act as a damping material to dissipate the vibrations caused by sound waves as they travel through ceilings, walls and floors.
The compound is non-hazardous, environmentally-responsible, and is odour free.
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- Environmentally Friendly
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Available in Tubes and Pails.
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Pressure Sensitive, high performance construction seam sealing tape with aggressive acrylic adhesive and exceptional temperature resistance.
1640CW is a permanent, high performance pressure sensitive tape solution for the seaming and sealing of joints in house wraps, sheathing materials, vapour barriers & foam insulation. It also provides instant repairs to ripped and torn construction films and membranes. It’s aggressive, UV-resistant solvent acrylic based pressure-sensitive adhesive is partnered with the flexibility and conformability of UV stabilized polypropylene film. This provides superior sealing and protective benefits, whilst offering ease of handling that are the characteristics of a high performance tape. 1640CW has exceptional temperature resistance, performing at sub-zero as low as -40ºC, through to 100ºC.
- Airtight, Vapour Barrier Protection
- Aggressive Pressure Sensitive Acrylic Adhesive
- Suitable for Seaming Internal & External Sheathing materials
- Instant Repair to Damaged Membranes
1640CW Sheathing Tape Application Notes.
Surfaces must be clean, dry and free of grease, dust and debris prior to bonding. Do NOT apply to wet surfaces (facing or wood). Suitable for hand or machine application. Ensure 1640CW is applied centrally over the seam. Minimum recommended width of 50.8 mm (2”). Optimum recommended width 60mm – 100mm.
- Colour: Red
- Standard Sizes: 60mm x 50 Metres, 100mm x 50 Metres (other sizes made to order)
- Adhesive: High Performance Solvent Cast Acrylic
- Backing: 1.6 mil / 40 µ BOPP
- Tensile Strength: 30 (131 N/25mm) (lbs/in of width)
- Adhesion to Steel: 40 (10.9 N/25mm) (oz/in of width)
- Elongation: 120 (% at break)
- Total Thickness: 3.0 (0.076mm) (mils)
- Application Temperature: -18º to +50ºC
- Service Temperature Resistance: -40°C to +100°C
Tesa 50600 High Temperature Green Masking Tape 250mm x 66M
Green Polyester/Silicone Masking Tape
- High temperature resistance (up to 220°C for 30 minutes)
- Residue-free removability for masking and surface protection applications
- 250mm x 66 Metres (Other Sizes Available)
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tesa® 50600 Applications
- Masking off areas that are to be protected during powder-coating processes
- Surface protection
- Bonding and splicing of non-polar materials
tesa® 50600 is a green-translucent, high-temperature masking tape featuring a polyester backing with a silicone adhesive. Used for various applications, especially for masking during powder-coating processes, surface protection applications or bonding and splicing of non-polar materials.
It enables sharp color edges and offers excellent paint anchorage. The silicone adhesive system makes the tape extremely heat-resistant, withstanding extreme temperatures of up to 220°C for as long as 30 minutes at a time.
The high-temperature masking tape offers easy application and one-piece, residue free removal.
- Elongation at break:110 %
- Type of adhesive: silicone
- Tensile strength: 75 N/cm
- Total thickness: 80 µm
- Backing material: PET film
- Adhesion to steel: 4 N/cm
- Temperature resistance: 220 °C
Filmic Double Sided Bag Sealing Tape with Differential Adhesive
tesa 6917 has been designed for re-sealable filmic bags. It consists of a transparent double-sided PP-film with a differential adhesive system. 6197 can easily be cut with the hot wire systems of common bag machine producers.
Due to different adhesion values on each side, tesa 6917 offers good removability on the covered adhesive side.
tesa 6917 is supplied with a finger lift (oversized) backing liner to aid quick removal. It is a proven re-closure system for chilled and ambient goods alongside the Flexcan style of pouch, it offers a very reliable re-closure for the pack.
- Widely recognised re-closure system
- Reliable adhesive system which will not age and make packs look out of date
- Fingerlift liner is easy for consumers to understand and use.
- Highly productive integration solutions from tesa into existing production lines.
- Re-openable closure system for filmic bags
- Removable emblems or profiles
6917 Standard Sizes:
- 7mm x 10,000 Metres
- 9mm x 7,000 Metres
- 12mm x 500 Metres
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50mm x 4.5mm / 50mm x 6mm / 50mm x 9mm
Custom Sizes Made to Order.
R1000 is a resilient floor tape offering acoustic isolation and vibration dampening, as well as providing an intumescent seal when heated to 200°C.
- High Performance Acrylic Adhesive
- Vibration Dampening
- Halogen Free
Affixit - Home to over 30,000 Rolls of Technical Self Adhesive Foam Tapes
Let's take a closer look at the Single Sided Foam Tapes on offer from our ISO 9001 : 2015 Approved UK Factory.
Custom Sized Rolls & Gaskets Made to Order - Call 01440 765 515 Email: [email protected]
Our standard single sided foam tapes are made form a closed cell, medium density PVC foam and feature an acrylic adhesive on one side. Suitable for both internal and external applications, this single sided foam tape is used for cushioning, gap filling, insulating, noise dampening and sealing. Sealing against air, dust and water (when compressed by 30% it will provide a 1000pa water seal).
Standard Thicknesses: 1.5mm up to 15mm
Standard Widths: 10mm up to 25mm
Standard Thicknesses: 1.5mm up to 6mm
Standard Widths: 10mm up to 25mm
White (Open Cell)
Standard Thicknesses: 3mm up to 6mm
Standard Widths: 10mm up to 25mm
A versatile, blended cellular rubber foam tape with high tack pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. It offers excellent resistance to water making it ideal for sealing applications. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) /Neoprene sponge tape has an impressive sound and thermal control and is often used used for acoustic appliances and vibration dampening. Available in Rolls, Sheets & Gaskets.
Standard Thicknesses: 1mm up to 10mm
Standard Widths: 10mm (other widths / gaskets made to order)
BBA Approved EXP6 Expanding Joint Sealing Tape creates a permanently elastic weather tight seal that will protect against the harshest of elements including Wind Driven Rain to 600 Pascals