Drawing of Double Coated Tape with adhesives on both sides of carrier and liner
Double-Sided Tape also known as Double-Coated Tape or Double-Faced Tape is a pressure-sensitive tape that is created when an adhesive is coated onto both sides of a carrier material. The carrier is typically a polymeric film, foam, paper, cloth, or foil, coated with an acrylic, rubber, or silicone adhesive. The adhesive can be the same on both sides or each side of the carrier can have different adhesive and coating thicknesses, referred to as a Differential Adhesive Tape. 

The adhesive is protected by a peel-away release liner that can be removed at the time of the application or left in place until the joining surfaces are ready to be attached. Release liners consist of papers or films that are commonly coated on both sides with a silicone release agent. Double coated tapes can be applied by hand or with a manual or automatic dispenser.

Differential Adhesive Tapes, also referred to as Reclosable/Repositional Tapes have different adhesives on each side of the carrier, some for clean removal applications, and others for bonding to incompatible surfaces. Permanent/Removable adhesives are often used on glass for it removes without leaving residue. Acrylic/Rubber, Acrylic/Acrylic, and Acrylic/Silicone adhesives are used for a wide variety of demanding applications.

Double-coated tapes can adhere to a wide variety of surfaces and are used in many applications such as bonding, holding, mounting, splicing, packaging, and medical applications. Double-sided tape has been replacing rivets and fasteners for years in the automotive and construction industry, attaching everything from dashboards to mirrors. Removable double-coated tapes are used for crafts, securing carpets at trade shows, or signage at major events. Double-sided tape is paramount for splicing or tabbing in the converting industry.

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MBK Tape Solutions sources and stocks adhesive tapes from quality tape manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world, including 3M, Avery Dennison, Berry Global, Scapa, Tesa, and more. Please visit the online catalog for product details and to learn more about our range of adhesive tape products.

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