What is an AFT? (Acrylic Foam Tape)

Acrylic foam tapes are a family of double-sided foam tapes made from high performance acrylic adhesives. These tapes are able to form bonds of exceptional strength and have greater durability and elasticity than conventional double-sided foam tapes. Our acrylic foam tape product range includes tapes with different core constructions and a variety of adhesives. All our acrylic foam tapes use closed cell technology, and provide outstanding environmental resistance and durability. The superior performance of our acrylic foam tapes means they can often be used to replace mechanical fasteners for joining a wide range of materials.

  • There are no solvents and silicones added in this range
  • REACH compliant
  • Made in Europe

Where to use Acrylic Foam Tape?

Automotive

A clean look without screw holes is important in the automotive branch. Also the automotive aftermarket can use Acrylic Foam Tape for repairs.

Applications:

  • Permanent fixation of car parts
  • Mounting of vibration sensitive components

Construction

Durable and weatherproof bonding is important in construction. With Acrylic Foam Tape, in contrast with mechanical fasteners like screws, you don’t have to worry for corrosion.

Applications:

  • Mounting signs to a wall
  • ‘Structural glazing’: fixating glass panels to a metal framework

Electronics

Assembly of electronics mostly happens in a high pace. So there is no time to let the glue dry. Acrylic Foam Tape sticks instantly and it only needs time to reach its maximum bond strength.

Applications:

  • Permanent fixation of (plastic) frames
  • Mounting of vibration sensitive components

Heat distribution

Most electric parts generate heat. Formerly a thermal conductive paste is used with screws to conduct heat and keep everything in place. With Acrylic Foam Tape  there is no need for screws which saves time, weight and money.

Applications:

  • Permanent fixation of part (heat source) to a heatsink

Why use Acrylic Foam Tape
over conventional bonding materials like screws?

Weight reduction

Save weight with tape

Lower material costs

Save material costs

Faster assembly

No need for drilling holes and screwing. With tape you can do this at once.

Rust-, UV- and moisture resistant

Acrylic foam tape is resistant to all weather conditions

Vibration damping, so noise reduction

Acrylic foam tape can absorb shocks and so reduce vibrations

Clean look

Liquid adhesives can give a messy result

ATS Acrylic Foam Tapes

1000 Range – Solid Clear Acrylic

No bubbles in the acrylic, so perfect for transparent substrates. Suitable for adhesion to high and medium surface energy.

Applications:

  • Structural glazing

2000 Range - Medium Foamed Acrylic

High temperature tolerance (short 150°) (long 125°). Suitable for adhesion to high and medium surface energy substrates.

Applications:

  • Replacement for screws, welds or liquid adhesives

3000 Range – Shock Absorbing Acrylic

Strong bond which can absorb shocks and stress. High temperature tolerance (short 150°) (long 125°). Suitable for adhesion to high and medium surface energy substrates and enhanced adhesion to low surface energy substrates.

Applications:

  • Replacement for screws, welds or liquid adhesives
  • The only Acrylic Foam Tape in the market which is thoroughly black!

 

8000 Range - Thermal Conductive

Available with a thermal conductivity till 3.0 [W/m K] and a good electrical insulation. Suitable for adhesion to high and medium surface energy. Flame retardant (UL94, V-0) and patented.

Applications:

  • General heat sink bonding
  • Led module/board bonding
  • Flat Panel Display assembly

Comparison Chart

 1000 Series2000 Series3000 Series8000 Series
DescriptionSolid Clear AcrylicMedium Foamed AcrylicSoft AcrylicThermal Conductive
Standard Acrylic ColorsTransparentWhite or GrayWhite, Gray or blackWhite
Standard LinerPE, RedPE, RedPE, RedPE, Red or Transparent
Bonds to surface energy*High and mediumHigh and mediumHigh and mediumHigh and medium
Temperatur resistance
Short / long term
125°C / 100°C150°C / 125°C150°C / 125°C150°C / 120°C

Contact us directly

T +31 (0)13 30308 00 F +31 (0)13 30308 01 E sales@alltape.eu

How can we help you?

error: Content is protected !!