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Tape vs Mechanical Fasteners

In addition to its aesthetically pleasing appearance, SilverTape® offers several other benefits over conventional mechanical fasteners such as even stress distribution, complete surface coverage and the ability to essentially marry substrates with differing textures and material qualities. The key ingredients that make this tape a superior option are viscoelasticity and conformability.

Uneven Stress Distribution caused by mechanical fasteners

Mechanical fasteners such as spot welds and rivets create tension spots and uneven distribution of stress across the substrates.


Even stress distribution with High Performance Tape

High performance tape provides stress distribution across the entire substrate surface, enforcing a stronger, more even bond.

Concentrated tension can weaken a single joint or attachment point

A single bonding point exposes mechanical fasteners to tension and increases the risk of breakage and weakened bond.


Full surface coverage adhesion absorbs tension evenly

The broad adhesive coverage of high bond tape on a given substrate creates a strong bond against tension and stress.

Tension, friction and stress between irregular susbstrates

Natural effects like thermal expansion, bi-metal corrosion and uneven surfaces create tension and affect the bond between substrates.


High bond tape fills irregularities and provides a buffer between substrates

High performance tape acts as a buffer between differing substrates and allows for expansion and irregularities while remaining strong.

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