24 October 2018
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Primerless tape for low-temperature application

tesa has introduced a double-sided tape that can be applied at low temperature to low surface energy materials, without the need for a primer.

Launched earlier this year, tesa 64912 PE foam tape eliminates the need for primer and is, claims the company, the first foam tape in the marketplace that can be used in temperatures as low as 5˚C.

tesa 64912 is designed for the permanent mounting of similar and/or dissimilar parts. It is used extensively in the automotive industry to permanently mount small parts, such as park distance sensor brackets, make and model badges, interior and exterior plastic bonding, such as entry trims.

Its three-layer composition, with a PE foam core, provides high-performance adhesion on low and medium surface energy materials, like polypropylene and EPDM, reaching ultimate peel immediately after application and offering excellent converting properties.

Richard Powell, tesa's UK automotive sales manager, said: "With the elimination of the primer process, converters and manufacturers can provide a much healthier working environment and a more environmentally-friendly production process. In addition, with a much simpler process, easier control and handling, production times are shortened, providing additional cost savings and not affected by seasonal temperature effects in the production areas.”

Adhesive tape is becoming a key component in the future of the automotive industry and tesa is, it states, ready to meet the challenges of this fast-moving industry.

Brian Wall

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