Self amalgamating tape vs silicone tape comparison

by Admin on April 29, 2012

Self amalgamating tape vs silicone tape comparison - What is the difference?  The simple answer is, the material.  Self amalgamating tape refers to a rubber tape, while silicone is a very different material and has different characteristics, and often these different tapes are mistakenly lumped together and all referred to as self-amalgamating tapes.  

Self Amalgamating tape is typically made from EPR rubber, EPDM rubber, butyl rubber or PIB (polyisobutylene).  Silicone Tapes are made from a silicone elastomer, which although is referred to as "silicone rubber" contains no actual rubber.  When "amalgamating" is used as a description to mean "uniting as one" then of course you could call either rubber or silicone tapes "amalgamating" tapes.  But the industry term for amalgamating specifically refers to rubber amalgamating tapes, and not silicone tapes.  
Rubber self amalgamating tape is usually heat resistant to 130C, while silicone tape is heat resistant to 260C.  Silicone tape also ...
read more

What is self amalgamating tape?

by Admin on April 28, 2012

What is self amalgamating tape?  Self amalgamating tapes are tapes made from rubber that adheres to itself.  These include EPR rubber amalgamating tape, EPDM rubber tape, PIB amalgamating tapes (Polyisbutylene) and Butyl rubber tapes.  When wrapped around an application onto itself, these rubber tapes adhere to the underlying layer and become one piece of rubber in typically 24 hours.  Self amalgamating tapes typically have a line of paper or plastic between each layer on the roll which must be removed in order to apply it.  While there are many different types of tape that people loosely define as "amalgamating tapes," only rubber tapes are truly amalgamating tapes.  The dictionary defines "amalgamating" as "to combine or unite to form one organization or structure" or "to become one," so this definition could certainly apply to many types of tapes.  Silicone Tapes are sometime referred to as amalgamating tapes also, but the process ...

read more

self amalgamating tape

by Admin on April 28, 2012

Welcome to self amalgamating tape!  We will soon be offering the highest quality self-amalgamating tapes available on the market today.  From EPR and EPDM rubber self amalgamating tapes to PIB self amalgamating tapes, we have your premier selection available in various sizes.  Check back to our site soon!

Post categories

No blog categories

Post archives