Speicial masking tape has a paper backing and is mainly used to cover or mask objects to protect them partially or completely from paint, varnish, moisture, glue or dust. However, different coatings allow a wide range of applications, so that they can also be used for bundling, splicing, sealing and reinforcing.
Glass cloth adhesive tape is particularly suitable for applications where high temperature resistance is required. They have a high adhesive strength, are durable and can still be removed without leaving any residue. They are therefore used to seal high-temperature lines and chambers, to mask, bundle and wrap brackets and cable harnesses, and to splice fabrics and structured surfaces.
Fabric adhesive tapes usually consist of a flexible, water-resistant, hand-tearable and at the same time hard-wearing natural textile or synthetic fabric, which is adhesive on one side. Fabric adhesive tapes are often used for covering, fastening, sealing, insulating, protecting, closing or reinforcing.
Vinyl foam adhesive tape can be used to seal against dust and moisture, e.g. in electronic devices. Due to its excellent acoustic properties, however, it is also suitable for damping and soft storage of sensitive parts of the equipment.
Aluminium adhesive tape has a high thermal load and durability. In contrast to plastic adhesive tapes, it does not become brittle when exposed to heat or cold. Aluminum adhesive tapes have a high resistance to solvents and temperature, low permeability to water vapor and high resistance to aging. It is used for insulation, shielding as well as for covering, sealing, damping or reflecting heat. Depending on the type of adhesive, it is suitable for different applications.
PVC adhesive tapes are highly stretchable and formable. They are resistant to solvents and have a high abrasion resistance. They are used for covering, bundling, fastening, stapling, marking, labeling, sealing, splicing, protecting or decorating. They are highly adaptable and therefore also suitable for use on uneven or round surfaces.
Polyester adhesive tapes are usually very thin and have a high resistance. Even at high temperatures, the tapes stretch only slightly. They are resistant to chemicals, have excellent resistance to aging, can be removed without residue and in some cases withstand temperatures of -50 or +200 °C. They are therefore used for masking printed circuit boards and other high-temperature applications as well as for masking during powder coating, fastening, protecting or splicing. But polyester materials are also a good choice in the field of battery construction, where they are used for example for insulation on battery plates.
Polyurethane adhesive tapes mainly have a high tear and dielectric strength and are highly resistant to abrasion. They dampen noises and offer optimal protection against erosion. They are mainly used for covering, fastening, protecting and finishing. Depending on the adhesive, they are suitable for different durations of use. If the adhesive consists of acrylate, they are very suitable for permanent applications with good solvent and UV resistance. However, if they are equipped with a rubber-resin adhesive, they are clearly used for temporary applications.
Polyethylene adhesive tapes are often used to repair films and glass in outdoor applications or as shatter protection film due to their transparency and UV resistance. They are water-resistant and are used to make sealing cable joints and cable connections on large generators or electric motors.
Polyimide adhesive tapes offer a powerful combination of mechanical, electrical, thermal and chemical properties. They are thin, resistant to chemicals and UV radiation and have a very high dielectric strength. They are particularly temperature resistant and are therefore often used to cover printed circuit boards during the soldering process. But the adhesive tape is also used for other low- and high-temperature applications between -75 °C and 260 °C. Since it does not soften and remains dimensionally stable, it can be easily removed from the surface even after treatment.
Blockout films are almost 100% opaque and are therefore considered to be privacy films. They are used to control light and are applied in light boxes and glass surfaces as well as in displays or operating panels.
PTFE adhesive tapes have very good sliding properties thanks to their low coefficient of friction and are used to reduce friction between moving surfaces. This insulates noise and minimizes squeaking or rattling. They are extremely temperature resistant and can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C. They are also known as Teflon film tapes.
The UHMW polyethylene adhesive tapes also have a highly lubricated surface. They also have excellent abrasion resistance as well as good puncture and impact resistance and are resistant to moisture and chemicals. They are used to protect parts that rub against each other in their function and appearance. At the same time, they have a sound-absorbing effect - which is why they are also known as anti-squeak films. Unlike PTFE adhesive tapes, however, they can only withstand temperatures of up to 110 °C.