15th Mar 2018

Self Adhesive Foam Tape Industries and Applications

What is foam tape?

At its simplest, foam tape is a tape that is used for situations where two surfaces are uneven or textured. If the area is particularly textured or has considerable irregularities, a thicker foam tape can be used. Foam tapes come in many foam types to cover different substrate requirements and adhesive is added to make the tape single or double-sided.

Foam tapes are available in a range of different sizes and cuts such as sheets, die-cut shapes and slit rolls. Our Zouch range of foam tape is pressure sensitive, easy to apply and clean to use, with no drying time.

Why is foam tape used?

Foam tapes are adaptable and they can provide cushioning, insulation, slip resistance, sound and vibration absorbency, weather proofing and ozone resistance, and so, it can be very beneficial to a range of different industries.

Foam tapes come in various foam ranges, such as soft, medium and firm density foam in open cell or a closed-cell format. The main compounds used are PVC, Polyurethane, Polyethylene, Neoprene, EPDM and more. Depending on what your application requirement is, will determine which range you require.

Soft range foam tape is often used for anti-vibration, lightweight seals, lightweight cushioning and for air and dust seals.

Medium range foam tape is often used for the reduction of heat transfer, cushioning and sealing, gap filling, waterproof sealing and separator.

Firm range foam tape is often used for high load bearing applications and for vibration and sound dampening, glass protection, sealing and slip pads where low compression is needed.

What are the key benefits?

  • Moisture resistance
  • Vibration and sound reduction
  • Slip resistance
  • Surface protector
  • Insulator
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What markets/industries is foam tape used in?

Due to the range of different foam and sponge rubber tapes available, there are countless combinations for foam tape when partnered with an adhesive, and as a result, there are endless opportunities for technical applications. The industries that foam tape can be used for are but not limited to are:

  • Glass and glazing
  • Home insulation
  • Construction
  • Automotive and Transport
  • Packaging and protection
  • Roofing
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What application is foam tape used for?

Single and double sided foam tapes provide solutions to many different industries in applications such as water resistance, draught sealing, insulation, cushioning and protection, and gap-filling.

Some of the most popular uses of application across the industries are:

  • Joint sealing
  • Thermal insulation
  • Vibration and sound dampening
  • Barrier tape
  • Cushioning
  • Air sealing
  • Gap filler (for irregularities such as brickwork or timber)
  • Interior spacer for glazing

We’ve developed a high-performance range of self-adhesive tapes made with sponge rubber or technical foam. They’re suitable for a huge range of uses, they have excellent sealing and insulation properties, whilst protecting against water, air, dust, noise and weather damage. We offer soft, medium and firm closed-cell foams and sponge rubbers, with a variety of adhesives, substrates and liners.

Our Zouch foam tape is available as sheets, log rolls, slit rolls, die-cut shapes, gaskets or washers – all designed to be economical, consistent and highly effective components you can rely on in even the most demanding situations.

Whatever your project, our expert team will work closely with you to understand your challenges and advise on the very best product to meet them. Just get in touch and we’ll help you find the best foam tape option for your requirements.

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