Engineered Tapes

Adhesives Research (AR) develops and manufactures specialized high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes for customers seeking products with tailored performance properties.

AR’s Engineered Tapes product development team quickly addresses our customers’ needs by:

  • Identifying a product fit from our existing product line, or
  • Creating a new product construction by combining our existing adhesive technologies with carefully chosen substrates and release liners.

Our materials experts have access to a wide range of adhesive technologies and chemistries and offer decades of materials science knowledge to recommend the ideal adhesive/substrate/release liner combination for even the most challenging application.

AR’s approach to developing engineered tapes results in a specialty commercial product with a quick turn-around to meet our customers’ exact needs in markets such as:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • High-performance textiles

Some Engineered Tape applications include:

  • Seals & gaskets for fuel cells & small power devices
  • Bonding of technical textiles
  • Optical adhesives for display screen applications
  • Repairing torn protective garments
  • Roll closure tape for photographic applications
  • Hook & loop attachment adhesives
  • High-strength tape for sign fabrication

 

Examples of our specialized adhesive technologies and materials include:

Adhesive Technologies                      Substrates

High-strength bonding adhesives  Polyester films
Heat-activated adhesives              Urethane films
Dual-stage curable adhesives        Foams
Semi-structural adhesives  Foils
Non-photoactive adhesives  Fabrics
Optically clear adhesives               Other specialty materials