Performance Requirements for Selecting the Right Tape: Environmental Conditions

Several environmental factors can affect the performance of a tape:

Temperature During Application
Temperature of the substrate and/or the adhesive when applied or laminated. General minimum temperature recommendations are 50°F.

Temperature During Service
Temperatures to which the adhesive is exposed during the normal service life of the finished product.

General recommended ranges are 0°F to 400°F for acrylic based adhesives, -10°F to 225°F for rubber based adhesives and -50°F to +500°F for silicone based adhesives.

Duration and intensity of moisture exposure.

Outdoor Conditions
From indoor to extreme weathering exposure.

Exposure to Chemicals
Including solvents, chemicals or fuels.

UV Exposure
Direct or indirect.


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