​When to Use Foam Tape

​When to Use Foam Tape

Oct 30th 2020

Duraco manufactures and supplies several pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes that are made to fit your specific application. Among our tapes, foam tapes are a favorite which are designed with a strong adhesive and durable materials that offer a range of uses in many applications. Following are a few facts to take into consideration to understand if a foam tape is right for your application.

1. Consider Your Surfaces

Is your surface flat or irregular? Thin tapes work well on flat surfaces, while irregular surfaces like corrugates, coroplast, and other materials need a foam adhesive like Twin Stick® or Dubl Kote® to fill spaces and gaps.

2. Length

Long bond lines might cause flex or warp creating immediate stress on the bond and indicate the need of a foam tape that will maintain its hold.

3. Cushioning and Shock Absorption

Foam tapes compared to film tapes, provide cushioning and shock absorption qualities that support the bond together if impact or movement is a concern.

4.  Aesthetics

Looking for impact? Our famous dynamic duo of foam tapes, Twin Stick and Dubl Kote, have foam carriers which assist with filling gaps and allows for irregular surfaces to be joined. Both are ideal for POP displays, signage, end caps, headers and more. They produce an invisible bond line that cannot be seen by the eye and additionally eliminates the use of traditional fasteners which take time to utilize. Try our Thick Twin Stick® which can be utilized to create 3D effects to add depth and dimension to your project.

Following is a comparison of our two legendary foam tape products:

Twin Stick- means double-sided permanent adhesion that is available in continuous rolls, pieces, pads, diameters, and thick for 3D effects.

Dubl Kote- means double-coated on both sides with permanent adhesion that is only available in continuous rolls for hand or automatic application.

If you would like to try a sample of our famous foam tapes or have questions, contact one of our tape experts here.