The range of 3M™ tapes includes items with fabric (cotton, glass), fiber, paper, film (based on polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, polyurethane), metal and mixed media (such as metallized polyester). The glue, which is used to fix and join various components and materials, is made of:
– acrylic, in the standard version the tape is resistant to UV, chemicals, aging and has moderate initial adhesion strength. In the modified variety, it has a better adhesive level and greater thermal resistance,
– natural or artificial rubber, 3M™ articles of this type can be applied to any surface,
– silicone, which provides resistance to high temperatures of up to 350 degrees Celsius.
The above attributes directly affect the durability of the attachment of different types of surfaces. For example, for artistic artwork will suit 3M™ tape based on rubber adhesive and paper or film carrier