Adhesive tape refers to any one of a variety of combinations of backing materials coated with an adhesive. Different backing materials and adhesives can be used depending on the intended use. Adhesive tapes is a combination of a material and an adhesive film and used to bond or join objects together instead of using fasteners, screws, or welding. Applying adhesive tapes in lieu of mechanical fasteners enables you to use lower temperature applications, which can simplify the manufacturing processes. Additionally, adhesive tapes can protect your surface area since there is no need to damage the surface by using fasteners or screws. Adhesive tapes are great solutions for automated product production, whereas liquid adhesives are messy and time-consuming because they need to be sprayed or rolled onto the surface before bonding takes place. A chamois coloured crepe paper masking tape for applications on sensitive materials such as anodized metals like aluminum and titanium, treated wood, coatings or other critical surfaces. It is specially designed for those applications where a less aggressive adhesive is important. This tape can be used for most painting applications and will strip clean after stoving at temperatures up to 1350C for one hour. The basic principle of adhesion is the molecular attraction between dissimilar materials. The strength of adhesion is determined by the surface energy of the material and for adhesive to form a strong bond with a substrate it must ‘wet out’, flowing across the surface of the substrate, increasing the adhesives surface area and allowing maximum bond strength. It’s crucial that the correct selection is made when using adhesive tape for bonding low surface energy (LSE) plastics. Adhesive tapes are used to assemble materials or parts together using a sticky chemical bond. They are an alternative to other assembly methods such as mechanical assembly (press fit, snap fit, etc.), mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding, soldering, welding and brazing.