Adhesives are traditionally a pure adhesive without a carrier for greater adhesive flow that bind the surfaces of two separate items to resist separation. There are a variety of adhesives for different applications.
The field of adhesives has gone through new developments ranging from nanotechnology to biomimetics. Today, production processes for energy-efficient cars, shipbuilding, home construction, and even toys are constantly changing with advances in adhesives. Just Tape and Converting has stayed at the forefront of these innovative applications to help customers meet new challenges.
We work closely with you to determine the best pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for your application. With our laminating capabilities, Just Tape can also combine tapes with other thin flexible materials to meet the specific form and function of your application. Our expertise in die-cutting, combined with our strong relationships with industry-leading material suppliers, further set us apart as one of the best converters in the industry. We stock a wide variety of tapes and adhesive materials.
Adhesives are classified variously depending upon their:
- Chemical composition (epoxies, polyurethanes, or polyimides)
- Form (liquid, paste, pellets, film, or tape)
- Application type (reactive hot melt, hot melt)
- Pressure sensitivity
- Sheer strength (non-structural, semi-structural, or structural)
Benefits of Adhesives
Adhesives provide many benefits for leaders across the industries mentioned above, including:
- Bonding virtually any dry, solid materials
- Distributing stress across a joint more effectively than many other means of attachment
- Reducing costs by facilitating an easily mechanized process
- Mechanical fastener replacement
- Structural bonding
- Improving design aesthetics
- Increasing the flexibility of designs
- Reducing stress forces on the material that is bonded
A few problems of other binding processes that adhesives either reduce or overcome are:
- Altering the materials fastened (e.g., by drilling holes)
- Changing or damaging the materials by application of high heat (i.e. welding)
- Changing the chemical structure of the materials fastened (e.g., by welding, soldering)
- Compromising the design (e.g., by visible fasteners not part of the design).
Research is also rapidly leading to the development of eco-friendly adhesives (“green” adhesives) in every domain where adhesives are used.