Pressure sensitive tapes are a critical component for the efficient processing of production materials in web form. Common applications for tape in this environment include core start, splicing and roll tabbing. Selection of the proper tape requires intimate knowledge of its performance characteristics with regard to such elements as the substrate it will be applied to, tension requirements, temperature variations and removability.
|Applications and Requirements||Products and Characteristics|
|Core Start - Removeable, Reusable, Permanent||Double- or Single-Coated Tapes|
|Tabbing or Securing Overwrap||Removable, Permanent, Stain-Resistant|
|Splicing - Overlap, Butt, Flying, and Zero Speed||Quick Tack, Heat-Resistant, Detectable|
|Reduce Friction / Slip Surface||Teflon® or UHMW for Heat and/or Slip|
|Splice Detection||Colored or Metalized Carriers|
|Web Guidance and Traction Control||Dimpled or Tackified|