Cold Weather Tape

for Low Temperature Bonding

Cold weather conditions during winter months can greatly impact the performance of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes. Under these conditions, it’s critical to use a low-temperature adhesive tape with a specifically formulated adhesive designed to be applied at low temperature.

Low Temperature Tape Technical Data

 

How Cold Temperatures Impact Adhesive Tape

Generally, adhesive tapes use pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). The adhesion of PSA relies on the wet-ability of the adhesive, the greater the wet-ability, the more surface area the adhesive covers resulting in high initial bond strength.

Most adhesive tapes require a minimum application temperature of 15°C. Ideal application temperatures are between 20°C and 40°C. These temperatures make the PSA very flexible and enable maximum bond strength. Both adhesives and substrates require these conditions.

During cold weather conditions the wet-ability is reduced as the adhesive loses flexibility and becomes hard and brittle which impacts the bond strength of the adhesive.

All-Weather Adhesive Foam Tape for Cold Temperatures

If the temperature of the surface you are bonding, or if the adhesive temperature is less than 15°C, we recommend using an adhesive tape exclusively designed to handle low temperature bonding.

Features and benefits:

  • High-density foam carrier
  • Advanced technology low-temperature acrylic adhesive
  • Functions well at sub-zero temperatures
  • Capable of performing even in temperatures as low as -12°C
  • Can provide prolonged adhesion under harsh conditions

Applications for Low Temperature Adhesive Tape

All-weather adhesive foam tape is used in critical applications across many different manufacturing industries that require consistent performance throughout the year in all environmental conditions.

  • Automotive components
  • External aircraft components
  • Oil rig signage
  • Deep sea exploration
  • General outdoor sign fabrication
  • All year round mounting and bonding of fascia's
  • Plastic trunking and capping
  • Glazing bars

What if Conditions are Below -12°C?

Depending on the application, if the conditions are below -12°C it’s advisable to consult a member of our Technical Support Team during the initial phase of the project to establish suitability.

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Need More Information?

For more information about using adhesive tapes during low temperatures or other extreme conditions please contact us.

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