A strip of plastic or paper consisting of polyurethane adhesive which can be applied to either one or both sides in order to temporarily or permanently join two overlapping materials, is one of the vital functions of polyurethane adhesive tape.
An adhesive is thus a component that holds together material by attaching the surface and joining two substrates. The adhesives are made of raw materials such as antioxidants, cross-linking agents, softeners, tackifiers and fillers, among others.
The adhesives can also be classified into natural rubber, silicone, polyurethane and acrylic based on their degree of composition. The backing material of an adhesive tape is often coated with a release line or an adhesive. Polyurethane adhesive tapes are commonly manufactured with the means of dispersion- based and coating technologies such as hot melt, solvent-borne, etc.
The adhesive tapes are increasingly becoming popular across the globe, owning to its high adhesion characteristics. The product is especially adopted in regions across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Among others, polyurethane adhesive tapes are used for packaging, sealing, stationery, labelling, electric insulation and for application of other general purposes. Within the automotive industry, the tapes are beneficial for interior parts, glass, roof, etc. In the construction industry, the product is extensively used for concrete floorings, panels, roofing and for ceramic tiles.
Flexible curing at room and extreme temperatures is possible through polyurethane adhesive tapes. Apart from offering superior bonding surfaces, the product can also be used for applications which require high efficiency at low operating costs. The tapes offer excellent strength, resistance to abrasion and chemicals, and high optical clarity.