-Tapes can be used to fix all sorts of things; from broken vases and toys, to torn posters and windows. They come in a wide range of colours and widths – but what should you look out for when it comes to tapes that are strong? -When you need the strongest tape possible, there’s two key factors that should be considered: width and adhesive strength. Adhesive strength is measured by how much weight the tape can support before breaking, or its adhesion value – often referred to as shear holding power. This is particularly important for heavy-duty repairs, where lots of stress will put pressure on your tape.
If you’re trying to fix something fragile like a mirror or glass panel – rather than a heavier material like wood – it’s important to make sure your tape is strong enough not only to hold the item and stop it from moving, but also to take the weight of the thing you’re trying to fix. -If you need something extra-strong, double sided tape might be just what you’re looking for. Unlike traditional adhesive tapes, instead of adherence by pressure, both surfaces press firmly together as a result of an intermolecular force known as van der Waals forces. This means that they can stick well even on uneven or warped surfaces. Double-sided tapes are often used in construction and automotive applications because they haven’t got any exposed adhesive. But beware: If you use these types of adhesive near heat, it may cause them to melt and leave a residue behind. -If you need something even stronger, there are options available for you. Velcro or hook-and-loop fasteners are not adhesive tapes – because they don’t use conventional adhesives, they’re able to bind tightly because of interlocking hooks that hold two surfaces together with incredible force.
These can be perfect for industries where high vibration is involved, such as the transportation industry – because they won’t detach easily in any sort of movement or shock. You could also use reusable double sided tape to bond materials that are more difficult to stick down – but please note, these often have lower holding power than other types of double sided tapes so will require careful consideration when using them. -For maximum strength, it’s best to use the strongest tape that will be compatible with your materials. A general rule of thumb is that you should always choose – firstly – the widest tape possible. This means it has more surface area for adhesive to bind onto; making it much stronger than a narrow strip (which would not hold together). Secondly, make sure the adhesive is strong enough for what you need to do! A common misconception with some tapes is that adding another layer or two on top of each other will increase strength and adhesion too – but if they’re not designed for this purpose, there’s every chance they’ll just peel apart or fall off completely. So always double check your tape up with what you need to do, and be sure to read the product specs so you know what your tape is capable of.
-So, when you need strong tapes that won’t let you down – whether it’s for holding your window frame together against the wind, or just to keep your poster up on your wall – these tips should help you pick the best one. It’s also helpful to have a wide variety of tapes in different colours and widths so you can use the appropriate one for each task.