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SILICONE TAPE is a self-fusing repair tape that once wrapped, incredibly only sticks to itself. It is extremely versatile and creates a temporary or permanent air and water-tight seal in seconds. Ideal for electrical insulation, plumbing, gardening, household, automotive and other emergency repairs. Acrylic adhesives can be water-based, solvent-based, or “solid.” Water-based adhesives are the least expensive of the three and generally do not bond to as wide a variety of substrates as solvent-based ones. Solid acrylic adhesives can form the strongest adhesive bonds at a wide range of temperatures and even achieve adhesion to damp or wet substrates. Solid acrylic adhesives are also VOC-free, and the absence of any solvents means little to no embrittlement of the tapes over time. Both water- and solvent-based acrylics are similar in cost to butyl rubber tapes; however acrylic adhesives typically develop a stronger bond than the traditional Rubber adhesive and are able to take higher temperatures. Formulated with Silicone polymers and the only adhesive that will bond well with silicone substrates. Silicone adhesives are relatively expensive and have a very low initial tack, but can withstand higher temperatures than both Rubber and Acrylic adhesive. . Acrylic adhesives are naturally tacky so they don’t require as many additives during the manufacturing process as rubber adhesives. Offering a good balance of adhesion, shear and tack, tapes with acrylic adhesive systems are resistant to thermal and UV degradation. They can be used on many surfaces and perform in a much wider application temperature range – typically anywhere from -30°F to 300°F. The only real downside is the cost; these tapes cost a bit more than the rubber or asphaltic tapes. Builders often use acrylic tapes to completely seal a home, creating an airtight envelope.