According to Markets and Markets, specialty tape is the fastest growing type of adhesive tape. This is due in large part to its versatile bonding capabilities across markets. Yet as sustainability initiatives continue to increase in importance, its ability to address them will likely further its growth even more. Take a look at three ways specialty tape helps improve the environment, and consider if it may be right for your application.
Reduced Waste Production
Featuring enhanced longevity and the ability to maintain performance in adverse conditions over extended periods of time, specialty tapes are ideal for durable goods applications. In these applications, end-of-life is less of a concern. This is because waste is not produced, as specialty tapes are designed to remain on the item indefinitely.
Additionally, specialty tape is used assembling vehicles, buses and trucks. Lightweight, this type of tape aids in meeting fuel efficiency requirements by not adding extra weight to the overall structure. As a result, the vehicle’s carbon emissions are lowered, benefiting the environment.
Decreased Solvent Use
Furthermore, specialty tape can reduce solvent use in the manufacturing process. For example, Bostik manufactures an award-winning, moisture-cure pressure sensitive adhesive technology that is 100% solids. By containing no solvents in its formulation, this type of specialty tape aids in sustainable assembly lines.
Additionally, it enables high coating speeds even with high coat weights. This further streamlines processes and helps reduce costs and material usage overall.
For more information on specialty tapes and how they can help you meet your sustainability initiatives contact a Bostik representative today.