What is the benefit of an acrylic adhesive vs. a silicone adhesive Kapton Tape?
Kapton tape is a high-temperature resistant polyimide film tape that is commonly used in electronics, aerospace, and automotive industries. The choice of adhesive used on the tape depends on the specific application and its requirements. As always, please consult your technician - the below is not advice and is only meant to be informational.
Acrylic adhesive has several benefits over silicone adhesive for Kapton tape:
Temperature Resistance: Acrylic adhesive can withstand higher temperatures than silicone adhesive. Acrylic adhesive can typically handle temperatures up to 350°F (177°C), while silicone adhesive can typically handle temperatures up to 260°C (500°F).
Adhesion Strength: Acrylic adhesive has better initial adhesion strength compared to silicone adhesive. This means that it will stick better to the surface it is applied to, and will remain in place for longer periods of time.
Chemical Resistance: Acrylic adhesive is more resistant to chemicals and solvents than silicone adhesive. This makes it a better choice for applications where the tape will be exposed to harsh chemicals.
UV Resistance: Acrylic adhesive has better UV resistance compared to silicone adhesive. This means that it will not degrade or discolor when exposed to sunlight or other sources of UV radiation.
Overall, if the application requires higher temperature resistance, better initial adhesion strength, chemical resistance, or UV resistance, then Kapton tape with acrylic adhesive would be the better choice.