Adhesive materials are available in a wide range of strengths; from low tack, repositionable and removable products to very high strength, permanent bonding products.
To ensure you’re using the correct adhesive strength, it is important to gain an understanding of the stresses the bond will be subject to. To do this, there are a number of questions to consider:
- Is the required bond temporary or permanent?
- What are the stress direction characteristics e.g. tensile, shear, cleavage or peel?
- What is the magnitude of the stress exerted on the bond?
- Will the bond be subjected to shock or vibration?
This detail will ensure the correct product is specified, along with advice on the amount of tape and coverage required