Your End Product
Where will your adhesive component be used?
Understanding your substrate, environmental and load conditions provides a good understanding of the characteristics your tape should hold, however, there are still some final details to consider.
This includes information about your end product which, once fully conveyed, will allow our experts to correctly specify your material and to identify complementary materials to enhance the quality or performance of your product.
Material choice might be influenced by the bonded surface contours, for example, for conformability around irregular angles, highly flexible materials are recommended. For some materials, we may also decide to add stress relief to the converted part such as scores or perforations.
The way you apply your adhesive component may determine features of the tape’s final presentation. If you apply by hand we can design-in easy application features and if you use automation we can design-in other easy application features such as location holes.
Other elements include what the part will be subject to after the bond is created e.g. speed in which it will be moved.
Product’s end use
This includes aspects such as the lifespan of the product and the market it will enter, for example, a ruggedised electronic device for the military and defence market will require more hard wearing components than a standard device for use in the general consumer market.