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Double sided foam

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  • About double sided foam

    Double sided foam is coated with an adhesive on both sides and used to permanently bond two substrates together. As well as bonding, a foam offers benefits such as cushioning, damping, gap filling and sealing. A foam tape also allows for the bonding of incompatible substrates, for example, those with different coefficients of expansion and they will also bond irregular surfaces.

    Bonding with a double sided foam is a proven and reliable alternative to traditional fixing methods, such as screwing and welding and offer manufacturing efficiencies such as reduced assembly times, as well as removing the need for reworking.

    Foams are available ready coated to your specification, or we can laminate foam with either a double coated tape or a transfer adhesive and can die-cut these materials into convenient shapes and sizes. Click on the products tab for more information, or for uncoated foams, visit our foams and rubbers page. 

    Double sided foam characteristics:

    • Strong enough for high performance applications e.g. VHB products
    • High strength and durability
    • Resistance to UV and water, high temperatures and chemicals
    • Exceptional ageing qualities
    • Dampens vibration and sound
    • Closed or open cell
    • Suitable for internal and external use
    • Highly compressible, with superior recovery
    • Will adhere to a wide variety of surfaces including LSE plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene
    • Varying colours, thicknesses and adhesive types (that can differ on each side)
    • Varying materials e.g. PVC, PU and PE foams

    Our applications include:

    • Badge and trim attachment (automotive, consumer electronics etc)
    • Point of sale and exhibition displays
    • Electronics enclosure gaskets and component fixing
    • Mirror mounting (vehicles and furniture)
    • Sign making and attachment
    • Masking of gaps between car body parts
    • Battery mounting in electronic devices
    • Lens cushioning and attachment
    • Environmental sealing of exterior lighting
  • Search double sided foams

    Browse through our range of double sided foams below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague.

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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

  • Foam tape in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of a roll of double sided foam tape.

    Seal and vent marine audio device

    Sealing and venting of marine audio device
    Development of membrane seal to prevent salt water ingress and allow air and sound to pass...
    View case study

    Bumper attachment

    Parafix bumper attachment solutions
    Attachment of the rear bumper on a high performance sports car...
    View case study

    Replacing o-ring in antenna casing

    Parafix applications - replace o-ring with adhesive tape
    Joining and sealing solution for antenna casing in external environment...
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  • Customising your double sided foam

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your double sided foam to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your tape offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.

    • Parafix automated pick and place equipment

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Parafix slit log rolls of material to custom widths

      Slitting

      For cutting log rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Parafix die-cut adhesive tape

      Die-cutting

      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Parafix presentation design options

      Bespoke presentations

      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Computer aided design at Parafix

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Parafix guillotining capabilities

      Guillotining

      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Precise laser cutting at Parafix

      Laser cutting

      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Parafix adhesive component prototyping

      Prototyping

      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions

      R&D

      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Parafix offer rapid and tool free prototyping on their X/Y axis plotter

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • Learn more about double sided foams

    To learn more about our double sided foams and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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    • Automated assembly

      Automated assembly

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated…
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      Bonding and mounting

      Learn about the bonding products available from Parafix...
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      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such…
    • Ensuring optimum component design

      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components…
    • Parafix frequently asked questions

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      Advice from Rogers on understanding vibration isolation efficiency curves,…
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      Rogers understanding load versus natural frequency curves

      Advice from Rogers on understanding the load versus natural frequency…
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      Correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials

      Advice from Rogers on the correct storage of Poron cellular urethane…
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      Correct storage of Bisco silicone materials

      Advice from Rogers on the correct storage of Bisco silicone materials.
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      3M acrylic foam and acrylic plus tape for automotive exterior attachment - sample chart

      3M acrylic foam products offer proven attachment of automotive exterior…
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      Scapa double sided foam products

      The Scapa double sided foam range provides solutions to practically every…
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      Scapa acrylic foam tapes product guide

      Scapa has developed and manufactures a range of Acrylic Foam Tape (AFT)…
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      Avery Dennison acrylic foam product selection guide

      Avery Dennison’s AFB™ – Acrylic Foam Bond line of products is  designed…
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      Scapa double sided foam products

      The Scapa double sided foam range provides solutions to practically every…
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      3M™ VHB™ RP permanent assembly tapes

      3M™ VHB™ Acrylic foam tape is a speciality bonding tape that is a proven…
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      3M™ VHB™ permanent assembly tapes

      Acrylic foam tape is a specialty bonding tape that is a proven…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M™ VHB™ tape and foam tape selection guide

      The 3M™ double sided foam tapes range will help you find the right bonding…
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