High Bond Tape vs. Mechanical Fasteners

In addition to its aesthetically pleasing appearance, high bond tape offers several other benefits over conventional mechanical fasteners like even stress distribution, complete surface coverage and the ability to marry substrates with differing textures and material qualities. The key ingredients that make high bond tape a superior option: viscoelasticity and conformability.

Mechanical fasteners such as spot welds and rivets create tension spots and uneven distribution of stress across the substrates.
uneven stress distribution from spot welds and rivets
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High bond tape provides stress distribution across the entire substrate surface, enforcing a stronger, more even bond.
even distribution of stress with high bond tape

A single bonding point exposes mechanical fasteners to tension and increases the risk of breakage and weakened bond.
tension on mechanical fasteners
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The broad adhesive coverage of high bond tape on a given substrate creates a strong bond against tension and stress.
stronger bond with high bond tape

Natural effects like thermal expansion, bi-metal corrosion and uneven surfaces create tension and affect the bond between substrates.
thermal expansion risks
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High bond tape acts as a buffer between differing substrates and allows for expansion and irregularities while remaining strong.
high bond tape fills in spaces

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