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