What is double sided tape and double sided tape use/function?
Tape is one of those things that we don’t think about much until we need them. Tape was first invented around 1925. But if we look into the history of tape it will go way back to 4000 B.C. The need for tape has always been there. Despite time or place, humankind has been using many kinds of things that have helped them to stick things together.
For example, we have seen many things at archaeological sites that have been broken and then repaired and used. Most common things that have been seen at archeological sites are broken earthen pots which have been repaired using adhesive dough or liquid made from tree sap. In some of the oldest mentions of tape, we can find a method of making an adhesive from animal or fish remains.
We can find multiple mentions of adhesive making all around the world in many countries like Greece, Egypt, India, China etc. The ancient mentions in the scriptures regarding adhesive, its recipe and how to use them. The adhesive recipes have different kinds of ingredients like fish remains, ox horn, blood, bones, hide, vegetables, stag horn etc.
The first modern tape was invented by Richard Blue in 1923 and after that we have not looked back. We have come from a long way starting from the hard to make adhesive sap to ready to use tape. Now in the market we can find many types of tapes. There are different kinds of tape present in the market and In this article we will talk about double sided tape and its function or uses.
What is double sided tape?
A double sided tape is a pressure sensitive tape which has adhesive on both sides, the adhesive sides have a silicon paper or anti adhesive paper which prevents it from sticking all around itself. The word double sided tape is a broad term which consists of many different types of double sided tape which have different benefits and uses.
We can categorise the different types of tapes on the basis of what they are made from which includes their backing material as well as the adhesive used. We have listed the popular double sided tape down below:
1. Double side Mounting tape
2. Double sided Tissue tape
3. Nano magic tape
Now we will talk about each of them so that you have a better idea on how they are different from each other, the benefits and where you can use them for optimal results.
The Double sided Mounting Tape
Double sided tape is also known as double sided foam tape. This tape is one of the most widely used in the world. This type of tape is made from acrylic tape.. When we look closer at the parts of the double mounting tape we will find that this tape has three main parts to begin with.
The first one being, the foam which is made from acrylic. This material of polyethene foam is known for its ability for the distribution of weight so that it can handle and provide stability to the products. The second part will be the adhesive which is made from acrylic. The acrylic adhesive is known for its ability to adhere to almost every surface without worrying about moisture.
Where can we use heavy duty mounting tape?
Now that we have talked about the heavy duty mounting tape and what it is made of, we can talk about the places where you can use it. Down below we have listed some of the ways where we can use them:
- For fixing objects like pictures, frames, decoratives, mirrors etc on the wall without damaging it.
- It is popularly used for filling the gaps between two or more mechanical parts.
- Double side foam tape is used in many industries due to its versatile nature. It is used on the ceilings or uneven surface to help the soundproofing rooms to dampen the sound vibrations.
- Extreme mounting tape is used as sealant for undesired external agents like air, water, moisture, gas or in some cases humidity.
The Double sided Tissue tape
Now, the next tape on our list is the double sided tissue tape. This type of double sided tape has less strength as compared to the heavy duty mounting tape. But despite their differences in strength this tape also plays a very important role in our day to day life.
These tissue tapes are made from a non woven backing material with a variety of substances used as adhesive such as acrylic or rubber along with a liner paper which will act as a barrier to prevent the tape from sticking to itself. The tissue tape double sided is a must at every house due to its minimal thickness it is the best tape for quick fix around the house.
Where can we use tissue tape double sided?
We know that this lightweight tape is actually very important in our life. Since its invention it is used by many industries, companies, and people for mundane things. We have listed some of the ways where the tissue tape double sided is used :
- One of the most popular uses of tissue tape is in the packaging industry. The bags, envelopes and other things are sealed with the help of double sided tissue tape to make sure it is not tempered by anyone.
- The tissue tape is often used to fix the hem of the clothes as last minute fixes.
- Using the tissue tape on the curtains, textiles, carpet or rugs to make sure they don’t move or slip from their places.
- We can use the tape for DIY purposes as it is very thin, it will give a very clean and neat finish.
The Nano Magic tape
At last we will discuss the trendiest tape in the market. You must have seen this tape many times on your insta feed or other social media platforms. We are talking about the nano magic tape. This is a modern tape made from the latest technology.
This tape is made by the high-tech method of transferring the groups of Carbon Nano particles into a flexible polymer like synthetic resin. Which is why these tapes are also called Nano tape. Now, we talk about why we call this tape magical.
Due to the carbon nanoparticle present in the backing material of this tape, it has an impressive adhesive which will not lose its adhesion properties even after multiple uses which means that we can use it as many times as we want. When the tape has dirt or dust stuck to it you can simply wash it to remove all of that, this will not reduce the adhesive properties of the tape but it will in fact be as good as new.
Where can we use the Nano Tape?
Now that we have got to know about the properties of the nano tape we can discuss where we can use the Nano tape. We have listed some of the ways we can use them:
- As we can use it as many times as we want we can use it to organise our things and prevent clutter.
- It is best for fixing and mounting objects on the clean and smooth walls.
- It is waterproof which means you can use it in the kitchen or bathroom without any worries.
- You can use it to fix the carpet, rugs or other things so that they don’t fold or move from their place.
To wrap it up
We have talked a lot about double sided tape, starting from the earliest mention of tape which was made from animal or tree sap to the latest nano magic tape. In this journey we got to know about the history of tape, what is double sided tape and its type along with its uses. We hope that you found this article informative.
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