Avery Dennison adhesives are field tested and proven for the application with metal and fiber-based shielding products. In fact, they are just as durable as traditional mechanical fasteners.
“After continuous use, traditional heat shields can tear where they are secured by mechanical fasteners,” says Michael VanHaerents, automotive business development manager for Avery Dennison Performance Tapes. “Pressure-sensitive tape fasteners allow for a continuous bond area for the heat shield that prevents ripping or tearing—often identified as fatigue failure—that can be an issue with mechanical fasteners. Adhesive-based solutions also eliminate potential galvanic corrosion between a conventional aluminized heat shield and steel fasteners.”
He continues: “But not all adhesive tapes will be durable enough. OEMs have specifications to ensure the parts specified for their vehicles are effective. Avery Dennison is certified to OEM specifications.”
To learn more about Avery Dennison heat shield solutions, contact your account manager, or visit tapes.averydennison.com/heatshield.