3M INTRODUCES NEW GENERAL-PURPOSE TAPE WITH NEW ADHESIVE FORMULA
New double-coated tape offers greater design possibilities with improved performance in a variety of substrates and applications.
3M recently announced, the latest addition to its general-purpose tape offering: 3M™ Double Coated Tape GPT-020F. Featuring an updated adhesive formula and a BOPP polypropylene film coating for improved handling, this new 200 microns (8 mils) thick tape offers strong performance on low surface energy (LSE) substrates and in high temperature environments.
3M™ Double Coated Tape GPT-020F simplifies supply chains by providing high bond strength and durability on a wide range of applications and substrates. This tape expands design possibilities across a variety of markets, including consumer appliances, industrial machinery, transportation, and consumer electronics.
It also offers bonding capabilities for high surface energy (HSE) and some low surface energy (LSE) substrates, such as acrylic, aluminum, glass, HDPE, stainless steel, PP, and polycarbonate.
“At 3M, we recognize the importance of creating products that will save our customers time by increasing efficiency and streamlining their overall manufacturing processes,” said Joe Otte, Sr. Global Portfolio Manager. “Specifically designed for increased versatility, the new 3M™ Double Coated Tape GPT-020F works on a variety of substrate environments, making it the ideal tape to have on hand in a wide range of applications.”
In addition to its capabilities on HSE and LSE substrates, 3M™ Double Coated Tape GPT-020F also features superior high-temperature shear performance and can provide full bonding performance at temperatures up to 375° F (190° C) in the short term and up to 195° F (90° C) in the long term. It also has high initial tack and moisture resistance and can bond at low temperatures down to 40°F (5°C).
This solventless adhesive features a white printed BOPP polypropylene film liner, which provides easy liner release, improved handling and tear resistance for seamless processing and automation.