What Is the Difference Between Low Tack and High Tack Tape and When Should They Be Used?
This article will discuss the difference between low tack adhesive tape and high tack tape and the specific applications in which they are best suited. From temporary holding to permanent bonding, learn about the different options available.
Adhesive tape is a versatile and essential tool in a wide range of industries. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right tape is the tack level of the adhesive. Low tack and high tack tape are two different types of adhesive tape with distinct characteristics and uses. Continue reading to learn the difference between low tack and high tack tape and when they should be used.
Definition of Low Tack And High Tack Tape
Low tack tape is a type of tape that has a weak adhesive, while high tack tape is a type of tape that has a strong adhesive. The tack level of the adhesive refers to the strength of the adhesive and how easily the tape can be removed.
Uses of Low Tack Adhesive Tape
Low tack adhesive tape is ideal for applications where a temporary hold is needed. It is often used in the graphic arts and printing industry for holding items in place during the printing process. It is also used in the automotive and construction industry for temporarily holding items in place during the assembly process. This type of tape is easy to remove and reposition and it won’t damage the surface it is applied to.
It is also used for bundling a few packages together, instead of using shrink or other wrapping. This will certainly save packaging material, so it’s not only a more sustainable version, but in some cases a more affordable version.
Davik multipack bundle tape BT665 is a perfect solution especially for such usage – holding firmly the pack, but can be removed easily with no harm to the primary pack.
Uses of High Tack Tape
High tack tape is ideal for applications where a strong, permanent bond is needed. It is often used in construction, automotive and sign-making industries. It is also used for mounting items or as a sealant. Its waterproof and UV resistant properties make it suitable for outdoor applications as well. It is often used to secure heavy items like large posters and signs, to seal items from dust and moisture, to repair or patch items.
Davik Carry handle tape also falls into this category, since the adhesive is very strong!! It can hold packages of up to 20kg and in some cases even more.
Advantages of Low Tack Tape
Low tack adhesive tape has a number of advantages over high tack tape. It is easy to remove and reposition without leaving any residue or damaging the surface it is applied to. It is also great for protecting surfaces or holding things together temporarily. Additionally, low tack tape is less likely to cause damage to delicate surfaces or materials, making it ideal for use in industries such as graphic arts and printing.
Davik also produces a protective tape that can be used in the furniture industry or other to protect wooden or glass or other surfaces and can be easily removed.
Advantages of High Tack Tape
High tack tape has its own advantages, such as providing a strong, permanent bond. It is also great for sealing and patching. Additionally, high tack tape is ideal for use in heavy-duty industrial applications, such as construction and automotive, where a strong hold is needed.
Conclusion and Takeaways
At Davik, we offer both low tack and high tack tape in a variety of widths and lengths to suit the needs of any project. With a wide range of options to choose from, you can trust Davik to have the right tape for any task at hand.