A simpler and smarter alternative to mechanical fastening of cable trunking

When it comes to installing cable and wire tidying solutions, high performance adhesive tapes help to avoid the hassle, time and potential damage created by mounting cable ducting solutions with mechanical fastenings such as nails and screws. Avery Dennison’s range of tapes perform on any trunking and mounting surface, even low energy substrates.

Quin Dams
Market Segment Manager, Building & Construction
IHM, Performance Tapes Europe, Avery Dennison

Quin is passionate about technical building applications since he designed and built his family home back in 2012. Professionally, Quin held several positions as Product Manager responsible for the product life cycle of many technical applications related to the building environment, namely in Adhesives, Lighting and Plastics. He joined Performance Tapes Europe as a market segment manager for tape applications in the construction and industrial markets where he teams up with customers and R&D to achieve tape solutions that improve the installation performance and sustainability of buildings and related products and processes.


Bonding of cable trunking: The Problem

There are many trunking and tidying solutions available that house groups of cables to ensure they are out of sight and out of mind. They are used for guiding, protecting and bundling cables and wires – for instance, in the transition between the enclosure interior and the door.

Indeed, these solutions come in many shapes and sizes and can be made from a range of different materials.

Cable ducting units are also commonly attached to walls and surfaces through the use of mechanical fastenings.

There are, however, simpler and smarter ways of mounting or bonding cable trunking products – mechanical fastenings require several holes to be drilled, even for small fixtures, which takes time and has the potential to create mess and damage surfaces.

Furthermore, mechanically secured cable ducting units are often difficult to remove, which can cause issues when undergoing changes to the layout of rooms and offices. 

Bonding of cable trunking: The Solution

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes offers a full suite of alternative adhesive solutions readymade for bonding cable ducting and trunking solutions to walls and other surfaces.

Our tapes feature high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesives designed for reliability and durability. They act as an alternative to items such as screws and nails and typically allow for fast and easy installation, along with good aesthetics.

These tapes also enable fast and easy removal of ducting units – ideal for when cables need to be moved to another part of a room or building.

There are a range of adhesive types for these types of applications, and our team of experts is on hand to help you choose the bonding tape you need.

They will consider a range of factors to determine the appropriateness of product – these include mounting surface, material to be mounted, force or weight exerted on the adhesive, and service conditions.

This is why we have developed a large portfolio of tapes based on emulsion and solvent acrylic, modified (tackified) acrylic, and synthetic rubber hot-melt adhesives which can bond to a range of metals, plastics and other materials.

Key performance features include:

●      Resistance to plasticizers, temperature extremes, chemicals, water and UV light.

●      Bond integrity to low surface energy (LSE) substrates like polypropylene.

●      Adhesion to textured or irregular surfaces.

Next time you need to install cable ducting solutions, consider the impact high performance tapes can have on both the installation process and longer term.


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