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Why Gaffer’s Tape Coated with Natural Rubber Adhesive?

Posted on August 17th, 2023

We will show you the Gaffers tape testing result of 30 days removal.

Natural rubber adhesive


Synthetic rubber adhesive

Gaffer tape, also known as cloth tape, typically leaves no residue. The product is similar in appearance to duct tape and comes in varying widths and colors.

Gaffers tape is designed to leave minimal adhesive residue when removed properly. It is commonly used in the entertainment industry to secure cables and other equipment, and its adhesive is formulated to be strong enough to hold things in place but not leave behind a significant residue.

However, it's important to note that the residue left by gaffer's tape can vary depending on Natural rubber adhesive or Synthetic rubber adhesive.

To minimize the chances of adhesive residue, it's recommended to Gaffers tape with Natural rubber adhesive.

Natural Rubber Adhesive Gaffer’s Tape:

Natural rubber adhesives are characterized by their extremely long polymer chains which allows the natural rubber to be very flexible, even at low temperatures. The long polymer chains also create the strength of the natural rubber adhesive.

The Advantage of Natural Rubber Adhesive Gaffers tape:

  • Excellent peel adhesion to non-polar and polar surfaces.
  • High initial tack (immediate peel adhesion).
  • Residue-free after removed.
Natural Rubber Adhesive Gaffer’s Tape

Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Gaffer’s Tape:

When we talking about synthetic rubber adhesive cloth tape, manufacturers often tell you these terms spoken of: SBS, SIS, Hot Melt, or SEBS. That is why a synthetic rubber adhesive is often referred to as a "Hot Melt" adhesive.

The disadvantage of synthetic rubber adhesive Gaffer’s tape:

  • Can’t keep excellent initial tack and peel adhesion at low temperatures.
  • Will be leaves residue after removed.
Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Gaffer’s Tape

So SLAA gaffer tapes uses the natural rubber adhesive, our natural rubber adhesive gaffers tapes can ensure the adhesive effect under the low temperature.

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