23rd Feb 2018

Outstanding Anti Hot-Spot Tape Revolutionised the Automotive Industry

The automotive and transport industry is always looking for new ways to improve and innovate design in order to surpass expectations. Foam and adhesive tape bear surprising significance in the construction and finish quality of many motors on the market today. A vehicle’s finish has long been a major selling point when it comes to buying a new car, making component quality and design prowess a load bearing detail that car manufacturer’s cannot afford to avoid.

From pressure sensitive adhesive tapes for bonding of inner and outer tread plates, body side mouldings, roof mouldings and many internal trim applications, we offer a wide range of high bond adhesive tapes that aim to fulfil this market need. Together with our partner company AFTC, we revolutionised the automotive industry with our range of VHB tapes, which took the sector to a new level.

AFTC SilverTape has been optimally produced with the automotive in mind. As a high performance acrylic-based adhesive solution, these next generation tapes which are especially designed for bonding steel, aluminium, and specific kinds of plastics in modern vehicle manufacturing are capable of absorbing the differing thermal expansions of the two different materials. These superior tapes have a closed-cell structure which make them wind and water resistant. As they are 100% acrylic based they will form an almost indestructible bond between the materials. These tapes bond immediately and offer a perfect resistance to the peel and shear loads that can affect a bond. They are very well suited to absorb dynamic loads as they are viscoelastic in nature and can act as a sealant as well as form a permanent tension free bond in addition to being suitable to join many different types of synthetic materials.

Once more, they are quicker and easier to apply; lighter in weight, more aesthetically pleasing and cost effective than the traditional ways of fastening which include using rivets, screws or welding.

With production facilities that have more than 20 years of experience alongside ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 certification, and the prestigious Volkswagen approval TL 52018 Part E the Fifth Generation is heads above its market opponents.

Not only do we offer a fast and free sample service to get the right products in front of you sooner, we also support Tier 1 and 2 supply chains, from prototype stage to road-ready product, so can support your product development journey from end-to-end. Get in touch to speak to our expert technical team for unbiased advice and support.

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