GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Adhesive Tapes. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing adhesive tape design?
20 answers
Answers:
Amalgamated technology tape (the tape keep flexible for about a few minutes to adjust the job work, then become fixed and hard).
~Hikmat. N., Automation and control., Beyruth., Lebanon.
Mostly the influence comes from new adhesives, although slitting, and coating improvements can also be a factor.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Inver grove hts., MN
Green building, faster and cleaner, less time consuming, less tools needed to do the job.
~Deon Von Zweel, Engineer, East London, South Africa
The glass transition temperature of the raw material affects the adhesive tape design.
~Francis C, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
Using tape before kit or other adhesive because kit is hard to get an even service.
~Jacob K, Manufacturer, Orebro, Sweden
Removing the material without messing up the surface that it is bonded to.
~David K, Engineer, Allen, TX
Core material,release liner and type of adhesive are influences
~SIVA PRASAD K, Marketing/Sales, Hyderabad, India
Nanotechnology Surface energy due to changing subrstrates
~Ed Donders, Managing Director, Gendt, Netherlands
Requirements for adhesive under extreem contitions.
~GREG Hand, Marketing/Sales, Auckland, New Zealand
The adhesives themself to promote good release
~Tim Lynn, Engineering Consultant, Orlando, FL
Low cost plastics with low surface energy
~Rodolfo L, Sales and Application Developement, Monterrey, Mexico
Automotive, space, aero, healthcare
~Engineering, Design, Bangalore, India
New chemical formulas in adhesives
~Marketing/Sales, Montreal, Canada
Silicon, teflon
~Branko Klco, Engineer, Vancouver, Canada
Cable splicing
~Chatchai M, Marketing/Sales, Bangkok, Thailand
The new resins
~Fernando A, Engineer, Oporto, Portugal
Better glueing
~SAKARI SARESKOSKI, Purchaser, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Solar power
~Purchasing, CHESTER, United Kingdom
Assembling
~Manufacturing, Roma, Italy
Laminating
~John H, Marketing/Sales, Sabadell, Spain

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative adhesive tapes?
24 answers
Answers:
There are a number of firms that are specializing in "specialty areas"like foam tapes; silicone adhesive coatings; certain backings like ptfe (Teflon); etc. That allows for a much broader choice of potential tapes to solve the "problem".
~General Corporate Mgmt, Inver grove hts., MN
I am not sure, it may be 3 M who is a pioneer of sticky tapes manufacturing.
~Francis C, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong, China
3M, Nitto, Tesa, Specialty Tapes Manufacturing, DeWal Industries
~Ed Donders, Managing Director, Gendt, Netherlands
Several in addition to 3M
~SAKARI SARESKOSKI, Purchaser, HELSINKI, FINLAND
3M, Saint Gobain, tesa
~Rodolfo L, Sales and Application Developement, Monterrey, Mexico
Scotch brite stokvis
~Jacob K, Manufacturer, Orebro, Sweden
3M and Phoenix Tapes
~Tim Lynn, Engineering Consultant, Orlando, FL
3M and Saintgobain.
~SIVA PRASAD K, Marketing/Sales, Hyderabad, India
3M, Selotape
~Branko Klco, Engineer, Vancouver, Canada
3M, Parker,
~David K, Engineer, Allen, TX
DeWAL. PPI
~John H, Marketing/Sales, Sabadell, Spain
3M, Tesa,
~Purchasing, CHESTER, United Kingdom
Maybe 3M.
~Hikmat. N., Automation and control., Beyruth., Lebanon.
3M, Tesa
~Engineering, Design, Bangalore, India
Vibac
~Marketing/Sales, Montreal, Canada
Scapa
~Manufacturing, Roma, Italy
Tesa
~Fernando A, Engineer, Oporto, Portugal
3D
~Deon Von Zweel, Engineer, East London, South Africa
3M
~GREG Hand, Marketing/Sales, Auckland, New Zealand
3m
~Chatchai M, Marketing/Sales, Bangkok, Thailand
3M
~Alba Feri, Facilities Manager, Guaynabo, PR
3M
~Jordan L, Utilities services, Loveland, U.S.A
3m
~Warren Carther, Artist, Winnipeg, Canada
3M
~Servaas D, General Management, Tilburg, Netherlands

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