Low Surface Energy (LSE) Tapes

New and innovative Low Surface Energy (LSE) materials requiring reliable, high performance, engineered specialty adhesive tape systems continue to emerge as manufacturing in North American markets surges. From specially-formulated plastics to car finishes and building exteriors, this need for durable, all-weather surfaces that repel dirt, dust, soot, oils and the like require unique pressure-sensitive adhesives that will bond to them.


In response to this demand, Adchem has engineered a new family of LSE acrylic tapes in addition to its more than 80 automotive tape products and several LSE systems. The 650 Series of products are being approved and specified in the automotive, electronics, foam bonding for sound and vibration damping, and transportation markets. Designed for high performance, durable-bonding LSE applications, the family consists of several constructions including double-sided PET, double-coated tissue, and an array of unsupported transfer tape products in various thicknesses.


Adchem has conducted extensive bonding studies using the 650 family of products demonstrating exceptional bond to a wide variety of open and closed-cell foams and low surface energy substrates such as TPO’s, polypropylene, polyethylene, as well as powder-coated paint surfaces. The studies are available at www.adchem.com and include automotive grade LSE materials.


Product Characteristics, Features & Benefits

  • Combines excellent shear and peel properties.
  • Good adhesion to many low surface energy substrates.
  • Proven bonding to a variety of foams.
  • LSE Tapes are available in many different product constructions (Double-Sided Film or Tissue, Transfer, Double-sided or Single-sided Foam etc,.
  • Majority of products come with a standard moisture-stable 74# Poly-coated Kraft relase liner. Options for other liners also available for greater versatility.
  • Extensive Bonding Studies to variety of substrates conducted and available on request.
  • Tested to many Automotive specifications.
  • Cost Effective bonding.

Typical LSE Applications

  • Automotive Wire Harnesses
  • Bonding to Low Surface Energy Powder Coated Metals
  • Air bag straps
  • Floor Mats and Carpeting Backings
  • Foam to Foam Bonding
  • Low Perms and Urethanes
  • EPDM extruded gaskets
  • Sound Attenuation and Vibration Damping
  • Automotive gaskets

Typical LSE Substrates/Materials

  • Powder Coated Painted Surfaces (Alkyd Enamel, Epoxy, Polyurethane)
  • TPO Materials
  • Talc-filled Polypropylene
  • Mica-filled Polypropylene
  • Acetal, PVC, PVA, Acrylic Polyester
  • Noryl™ Resin, Anodized Aluminum
  • Polystrene, Polyethylene, Polypropylene
  • Polyvinyl Fluoride Film, PVDF
  • Teflon, Nylon

LSE Tape Products

Product Adhesive Type Tape Construction Liner Carrier Tape Family
488M-PP-54
Acrylic
Double Coated PET Film Tape
Red Polypropylene Liner
1 mil Clear Polyester Film
400 High Performance Aggresive Acrylic Adhesive Tape System
652-74-60
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
650 High Performance Acrylic Adhesive Adhesive System for LSE bonding
653-74-54
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
650 High Performance Acrylic Adhesive Adhesive System for LSE bonding
653-74-60
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
650 High Performance Acrylic Adhesive Adhesive System for LSE bonding
654M-74-54
Acrylic
Double Coated PET Film Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
1/2 mil Clear Polyester Film
650 High Performance Acrylic Adhesive Adhesive System for LSE bonding
654T-74-54
Acrylic
Double Coated Tissue Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
8.5# White Tissue Film
650 High Performance Acrylic Adhesive Adhesive System for LSE bonding
655-74-54
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
650 High Performance Acrylic Adhesive Adhesive System for LSE bonding
7832-74-54
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
7800 High Performance Acrylic LSE Transfer Tape System
7833-PET-49
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
1.5 mil Clear Polyester
Not Applicable
7800 High Performance Acrylic LSE Transfer Tape System
7834-74-54
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
7800 High Performance Acrylic LSE Transfer Tape System
7854-12PT-54
Acrylic
Transfer Tape
12pt Natural Polycoated Kraft
Not Applicable
7800 High Performance Acrylic LSE Transfer Tape System
GTB-292-60
Acrylic
Double Coated PE Foam Tape
5 mil Blue High Density Polypropylene
1/16" Black Foam
GT Acrylic Glazing Foam Tape System
GTW-292-60
Acrylic
Double Coated PE Foam Tape
5 mil Blue High Density Polypropylene
1/16" White Foam
GT Acrylic Glazing Foam Tape System
MTB-190-60
Acrylic
Double Coated PE Foam Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
1/32" Black Foam
MT SDL Muntin Tape System
MTCH-190-60
Acrylic
Double Coated PE Foam Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
1/32" Charcoal Foam
MT SDL Muntin Tape System
MTLG-190-60
Acrylic
Double Coated PE Foam Tape
74# White Polycoated Kraft
1/32" Light Gray Foam
MT SDL Muntin Tape System
Disclaimer: The above information has been provided as a general guidance to assist in preliminary identification of potential products and adhesive systems. Data presented are typical properties taken from a limited number of laboratory tests and should not be used for specification purposes. All Adchem products are sold with the understanding that purchasers will be solely responsible for determining the suitability of the materials for any purpose. Adchem Corporation makes no warranties, either express or implied including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for use regarding the product information herein.

Adchem continues to seek ways to assist you in your adhesive selections for a wide variety of materials available on the market. If we can assist you with any further testing or screening to help you select the best Adchem adhesive system or Product for your application please do not hesitate to contact our Technical Service Department or your Adchem Sales Representative.