Recent advances in adhesives technology are creating new opportunities for adhesive films and tapes in a number of industrial applications.
These adhesive products are finding new structural bonding and joining applications in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics markets. Films and tapes with enhanced performance are reaching the market as several important developments are occurring which will spur new demand. These findings are contained in a new market report.
In the automotive industry, the drive to reduce car weight and vibration has renewed interest in film and tape adhesives. New vehicle designs using lighter gauge metals, coated steels, plastics, and nonferrous metals are creating new joining and assembly requirements for which films and tapes offer a solution. Demand is increasing in applications ranging from tacking and gasketing to repairing panel assemblies.
Aerospace applications for tapes and films include joints involving advanced composites and metals, bonded laminated sheet metal sections, and laminated combinations of sheet metals and high-modulus composites. Heat activated adhesive films are gaining widespread use in the aircraft industry. Their use in bonding aluminum skins to aircraft, missiles and space vehicles continues to increase.
A detailed analysis of the evolving Applications and markets for adhesive films and tapes is presented in a new and comprehensive report from Applied Data Research. The report provides analysis, assessments, profiles and forecasts that provide a comprehensive view of this evolving materials segment.