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History, types and use of tape

Tape is our daily use of a large consumption of products, how much do you know about tape? How to choose the tape that meets your needs? Next, the author will introduce the tape from all aspects to increase everyone’s understanding and facilitate everyone’s choice.

  1. What is tape?
    Tape has many names in our daily life, such as: adhesive strip, adhesive paper, adhesive tape paper and so on. Tape is essentially a composite material coated with an adhesive backing. The method of making tape is to rough the surface of one side through a high-voltage electrode on the basis of the original film, and then cut it into small rolls after applying glue, so that the rolls are our daily use of tape. The adhesive used to make the tape is usually acrylic glue, the main component is sec-butyl acetate.

The pressure sensitive adhesive, an important element of tape, was invented by a surgeon, Horace Day, in 1845. In 1901 Oskar Troplowitz invented a adhesive patch called “Leukoplast” for Beiersdorf.

  1. What kinds of tape are there?
    Corresponding to different needs, tape has its own special types. The most common types of tape in everyday use include: masking tape, floor tape, duct tape, electrical tape, packaging tape, painter’s tape, double-sided tape, and installation tape. There are other, more specialized types of tape: surgical tape, hazard tape, and lighting tape, such as cellophane or “invisible” tape often used with paper products. Some types of tape come in a variety of colors, which makes it easier to color code or organize applications.
  1. What is the use of adhesive tape?
    The strength and versatility of tape can be used in many bonding applications to replace rivets, welds and other fasteners where stress points are concentrated. Strips of tape along the surface spread the stress load over the entire tape area, rather than a specific point.
  2. Doesn’t tape have any disadvantages?
    Of course not. Duct tape has its own drawbacks. For example: no significant increase in stiffness, that is, no carrier; You can’t easily bond two different materials; The processing intensity is small; Thinness requires expert processing.
  3. How do we use tape properly? And then what about the removal of the tape?
    Regarding these two problems, here are some small ways to help you paste tape and ensure the best adhesive force; Help remove tape to avoid tearing surfaces or leaving residue.
    Adhesive tape: Make sure the surface is clean and dry before adhesive tape; Try not to stretch the tape during the paste process, because stretching may cause the tape to warp or break; Putting the tape in sections helps prevent stretching; The putty knife is perfect for pressing the tape into place to seal the edges and eliminate gaps; Allow painter’s tape to set at least 30 minutes before painting.
    Removing the tape: Removing the tape too quickly may cause it to crack or chip, while removing the tape too slowly will increase the likelihood of the adhesive transferring from the tape to the surface below; The earlier you remove the tape after pasting, the less likely there is to be a problem; Remove the tape at a 45 degree Angle. If it still sticks, try a 90 degree Angle. If you remove the painter’s tape, wait for the paint to dry according to the tape’s instructions; If the grip of the tape cannot remove it without tearing, try using a razor blade to peel off the sticky surface.
    That’s today’s tape knowledge sharing, I wish you all can choose the right tape. If you have any questions, please contact sjzjrgm@163.com. We look forward to your consultation.

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