tesa returns to Engineering Design Show

tesa will be returning to the Engineering Design Show this October to showcase its range of double-sided tapes for constructive bonding.

The company has long been extolling the advantages of performance and aesthetics through the use of double-sided tapes and tesa ACXplus provides technologically advanced products that compensate for uneven surfaces and the differential thermal expansion of materials. They represent an industry benchmark that sets the performance level for double-sided adhesive tapes.

The tesa ACXplus range has recently been extended to include tesa ACXplus 7044, available in both grey and white, employing the innovative ACX plus acrylic adhesive system which achieves its performance levels through optimal wetting and adapting chemically to the bonded surfaces.

The grey and white options have been chosen to harmonise with the most commonly used colours in these sectors and the aesthetics are further enhanced through the use of a stretch resistant PV28 liner, which enables quick, easy handling and very straight, precise lines of application.

tesa tapes also play a vital role in the aviation industry, with tesa 4965 used to permanently secure metal or plastic parts – the tackified acrylic composition delivers a secure bond and in addition, offers UV, ageing and moisture resistance to meet the demanding specification of manufacturers, along with long-term temperature resistance at 100 degrees Celsius, short-term at 200 degrees Celsius.

Panel mounting often requires very high adhesive strength over large areas and here tesa 4965’s capacity to bond either aluminium or plastic onto a range of surfaces including ABS, rubber/EPDM and LSE offers comprehensive coverage of the range of applications.

The product is approved for use in the sector, having passed vertical bunsen burner and flammability tests carried out by SGS-CSTC in relation to cargo compartment, cabin and miscellaneous materials. tesa 4965 comfortably passed the requirements on burn length, flame time and drip flame time.

tesa products in the UK are all sold under the company’s tesacohesion programme, which guarantees a customer care programme that covers people, products, processes and performance. The company will be exhibiting on Stand E80 at the Ricoh Arena on October 21-22.