Tape Applications

Adhesive Tapes have an endless array of uses and applications, such as bonding, mounting, insulating, surface protection, electrical, sound damping, to name a few. Often, tapes are referred to by their application, such as masking tape or electrical tape.

 

Tapes by Application

Below is a list of tape applications with a short description and common materials used for the application.

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Attachment Tape – Mounting, Bonding & Joining Applications

Attachment Tapes, also known as Mounting Tape or Bonding Tape, are used for attaching, mounting, bonding, or joining two or more materials together, from .001″ to 1″ thickness.

Common Materials:

  • Adhesive Transfer Tapes
  • Double Sided Tapes
  • Foams

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Damping Tape

Damping Tapes, also known as Sound Dampening Tape or Vibration Dampening Tape, are used to reduce noise, squeaks, rattles, and vibration. Tapes, foils, and foams are used for sound and vibration dampening in the automotive, marine, aerospace, electronics, and construction industries.

Common Materials:

  • Cloth Tapes and Felt
  • Single & Double Coated Foams
  • Single and Double Coated Foils
  • UHMW Film

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Decorative Tape

Decorative Tapes are used for decorating finished products or are used in art and craft projects. Limited only by the imagination!

Common Materials:

  • Films
  • Foams
  • Fabric or Cloth Tapes
  • Foils
  • Paper Tapes
  • Single- and Double-Sided Tapes

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Electrical Tape – EMI/RFI Shielding, Conducting & Electrical Insulating Applications

Electrical Tapes, also known as Electrical Insulation Tape, EMI/RFI Shielding Tape, Electrically Conductive Tape or Non-Conductive Tape, insulate, shield, or conduct electrical current in X, Y, or Z directions. EMI/RFI Shielding Tapes offer reliable point-to-point contact grounding and static charge release. Anti-Static Tapes decrease the level of static electrically generated.

Common Materials:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Polyester
  • Polyimide

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Industrial Tapes

Industrial Tapes are used in all types of industries for various applications, such as bonding, masking, surface protection, sealing, to name a few. Whether used in the production and assembly of finished goods or used for maintenance, safety, or operational needs, MBK has a wide range of products to fit both your application and financial requirements.

Common Materials:

  • Cloth Tapes
  • Double Coated Tapes
  • Foams and VHB Tapes
  • Foils
  • Paper Tapes

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Laminating Material

Laminating Material can be the same or different, depending on the processes and the object to be laminated. In some cases, laminating refers to applying adhesive to a material and other times refers to applying film, plastic, or paper to a subject. Factors such as durability, temperature, and electrical properties are important considerations for usage.

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Marking Tape

Marking Tapes, also known as Identification Tape or Color-Coding Tape, are used for a variety of purposes: identification, information, instructions, security, hazards, warnings, etc.

Common Materials:

  • Clear and Colored Paper Tapes
  • Clear and Colored Films

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Masking Tapes

Masking Tapes are used to temporarily protect a portion of a surface.

Common Materials:

  • Single Coated Paper Tapes
  • Single Coated Films

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Medical Tapes

Medical Tapes are used for surgical applications, medical device assemblies, wound care, Ostomy, electro medical, and diagnostics.

Common Materials:

  • Hydrogel Tapes
  • Single Coated and Double Coated Film Tapes
  • Single Coated Foam Tapes
  • Single Coated Non-Woven Tapes
  • Single Coated Hydrocolloid Film Tapes
  • Transfer Tapes

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Packaging Tapes

Packaging Tapes are used for merchandising, labeling, and shipping goods.

Common Materials:

  • Acrylics and Rubber Adhesives
  • Hot Melt Adhesives
  • Polyester Carton Sealing Tapes
  • Polypropylene Strapping Tapes – Filament & Tensilized
  • Printed Tapes
  • PVC Vinyl Tapes

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Protective Tapes

Protective Tapes, also referred to as Surface Protection Film, protect almost any surface against marring, chipping, and scratching. Protective films and tapes can be permanent or temporary. Some are printable.

Common Materials:

  • Clean Removal Adhesives
  • Clear and Colored Films
  • Cling Vinyl
  • Single Coated Paper Tapes

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Safety Tapes

Safety Tapes are used to caution danger. They can prevent slipping, provide illumination or reflectivity.

Common Materials:

  • Barricade Tape
  • Hazard Stripe Tape – Striped Tape
  • Phosphorescent Tape

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Security Tapes

Security Tapes provide protection against tampering.

Common Materials:

  • Tamper Evident Tape

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Sealing Tapes

Sealing Tapes, also known as Insulating Tape, Gasket Tape or Weather Tape, are used to seal against fluids, gasses, dust, moisture, air, and noise. They also help to cushion and protect from outside elements.

Common Materials:

  • EPDM Foams
  • Neoprene Foams
  • Polyethylene Foams
  • PVC Films and Foams
  • Polyurethane Foams
  • Silicone Foams

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Splicing Tapes

Splicing Tapes are used for connecting two materials together to provide continuity or increase its length.

Common Materials:

  • Acrylic and Silicone Adhesives
  • Single and Double Coated Rubber

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Strapping Tapes

Strapping Tapes are used for wrapping, holding, or palletizing objects together.

Common Materials:

  • Filament and Tensilized Polypropylene Films
  • Stretch Film

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Thermal Tapes

Thermal Tapes, also known as Thermal Management Tapes or Thermally Conductive Adhesive Tapes, perform in demanding temperatures. Thermal Tapes are used to insulate in cold and hot environments, Thermal Management Tapes are used to promote heat dissipation and protect parts from overheating, and Thermally Conductive Adhesives provide high thermal bulk and/or interface conductivity, particularly needed in the electronics, LED and solar industries.

Common Materials:

  • Adhesive Transfers
  • Ceramic Filled Tapes and Pads
  • Films
  • Foils
  • Silicone and Acrylic Polymers

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Choose MBK for Superior Quality Tape Solutions

Whether you need a medical tape, industrial tapes, whatever your applications, MBK has the perfect tape solutions for you. To learn more about our range of tapes and other adhesive products and services, feel free to peruse our catalog. You can also contact our experts or request a quote for your next project.

 

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