Acrylic foam tapes are known as high temperature resistance tape and other useful properties which make them a popular choice for different purposes. In the following sections let us look at a few of the important features they have.
Features of Acrylic Foam Tape
This type of high temperature tape achieves excellent oxidation resistance due to its carbon chain that is fully saturated. In addition, these tapes have specific curing chemistry that gives them their excellent temperature resistance.
Acrylic foam tape (such as tesa ACX plus) is known as high temperature tape since it is good at compensating temperature, dynamic, and static stress all throughout any component’s life cycle.
Dissimilar materials (like steel on glass) display varied elongations during temperature fluctuations. It is also necessary to mention here that a component goes through dynamic and static forces during its life cycle and it is necessary to dissipate stress that arises. This task is performed by acrylic foam tape.
These tapes are able to provide such high performance due to the presence of a feature known as viscoelasticity. This refers to the better performance of a material in respect of its elasticity and viscosity.
Elasticity provides the material inner strength and viscosity helps in relaxing mechanical stress. These tapes make use of a specific acrylic adhesive system to combine both of these features to achieve desired results.
Moreover, this viscoelastic nature of the tape assists in dissipation of stress so that a secure bond can be achieved. Additionally, it is able to accommodate high temperature changes for places like bonded substrates that have varied elongation features.
These tapes have excellent adhesion even for substrates that have very low surface energy like many of the powder coated and plastic materials.