Invisible Adhesive Tape
Invisible adhesive tape is another name for clear adhesive tape. This kind of tape is very common and serves a variety of purposes. The tape is available in two main strengths namely; domestic and industrial strengths. As the name suggests, domestic strength invisible adhesive tape is used for domestic applications while industrial strength invisible adhesive tape is used for industrial applications. It is obvious that industrial strength tape is stronger than domestic strength tape.
It is also important to note that invisible adhesive tape is made from a variety of adhesive materials. The tapes come in a wide variety. For instance, it is possible to find invisible adhesive tape that can perform any kind of task in a home, office or construction site setting. Invisible adhesive tapes are also environmental friendly. Most tapes are available in 100% solvent free options making them environmental friendly. Below are the most common types of invisible adhesive tapes.
1. Transparent or clear anti chip invisible adhesive tape
This is one of the most common types of invisible or clear adhesive tapes in the market today. Clear anti chip invisible adhesive tape costs approximately $29. The tape is made using a permanent acrylic adhesive and a clear polyurethane film. This combination is perfect for providing long-term protection against any kind of damage.
2. Double Sided ATG invisible adhesive dispenser tape
This is another common type of invisible adhesive tape in the market. The tape costs approximately $10. Some of the main features of the tape include; clear high performance, high tack/permanent adhesive. Double Sided ATG invisible adhesive dispenser tape is used mainly for general purpose bonding applications. It is however possible to use the tape in mounting and splicing applications.
3. All weather invisible adhesive tape
As the name suggests, the tape is suitable for applications in extreme weather. All weather invisible adhesive tape is relatively cheaper than other kinds of clear adhesive tape (costs approximately $5). Some of the main features include; good humidity and UV light resistance. The tape also has good temperature tolerance as mentioned above.
4. Double-sided invisible adhesive tape
As the name suggests, the tape is double sided. This makes the tape ideal for joining light weight objects i.e. paintings. The tape is also cheap when compared to clear anti chip invisible adhesive tape (costs approximately $10). Double-sided invisible adhesive tape is suitable for domestic applications because it is ideal for joining light weight objects. The tape has filmic UPVC backing which avoids damage when the tape is being removed from stable surfaces.
5. Invisible adhesive packaging tape
As the name suggests, this tape is specifically designed for packaging applications i.e. sealing cartons and wrapping packages. The tape is the cheapest in the category of invisible adhesive tape above. The tape costs approximately $4. The tape is usually sold alongside a 72mm cardboard core. One of the main reasons why the tape is popular is because it has an excellent tensile strength. The tape also has above average temperature resistance i.e. the tape can withstand temperatures not exceeding 90 degrees Celsius.