All these combinations of foams are available in varying thicknesses and adhesive types, therefore satisfying a multitude of end user applications.
Many foams have high specification flame retardant characteristics which are essential for the electrical switchgear, aviation and automotive industries.
Single and double sided foam tapes are generally supplied in sheet, strip, roll, or gasket formats.
The adhesive type plays a significant role in the overall performance of the product. Pure acrylic, solvent acrylic and synthetic rubbers are standard adhesives for double and single sided foam tape products.
Single and double sided foam tapes are constructed from either low, medium or high density foam. This density rating determines the level of compression of the foam and in turn the application it may be used for. Some single sided foam tapes are supplied pre-compressed in their roll format, and so on unwind, will expand to its designated width. These types of single sided foam tapes are particularly useful for sealing smooth or irregular joints. The primary functions for single sided foam tapes are to create a seal which prevents air, dust and moisture contaminants.
Double sided foam tapes are generally of a higher specification than the single sided foams. This is because of how and where the foams are expected to perform. Foam density combined with high performance adhesives ensures excellent tack, peel and holding power. Industrial mounting and anti vibration applications are typical uses for double sided foam tapes. A particular range of double sided foam tapes are used in industry for a direct replacement for mechanical fixings. These double sided foam tapes are known
as VHB or foamed acrylics.