20 September 2019
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Bonding benefits

Adhesive tape manufacturer, tesa, says it’s HiP (High Initial Performance) tape for bonding plastics will revolutionise the automotive industry by eliminating the need for costly ultrasonic welding. No matter if bonding PP to ABS or PA to PC, tesa says its tapes make it possible.

Made from a single layer performance polymer foam, tesa HiP is a low VOC adhesive tape capable of bonding all common plastics immediately after application with no curing time. The range comes in three different levels of thickness, tesa 92105 (500µm), tesa 92108 (800µm) and tesa 92111 (1.1mm).

Mike Poulton from tesa UK’s automotive team said: “By removing process restrictions, such as the need for ultrasonic welding equipment and associated costs, these tapes will help previously impossible ideas come to life. Process optimisation is achievable thanks to the removal of long curing times and the need for pre-treatment.”

Typical application areas for the tapes includes the assembly of door panels, cockpits, dashboards and instrument panels.

The tapes are claimed to bond reliably in temperatures ranging from -30°C to 100°C. Furthermore, tesa HiP shows outstanding performance in both dynamic shear resistance and pull resistance.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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