Case Study | Techsil unravel the confusion of Industrial Tape Selection

Case Study | Techsil unravel the confusion of Industrial Tape Selection from Techsil

By: Techsil  21/07/2016
Keywords: Industrial Tape, Tape Suppliers, Single Sided Foam Tape

The Application Techsil were contacted by Corporate Engineering who were looking for a single sided foam tape to provide a seal against odour on a cover designed for a water treatment facility. The required product needed to act as an effective water and air seal as well as being resistant to weather, corrosion, humidity and ageing. Thickness and width were a consideration, the tape needed to be 50mm wide and 6mm thick. A minimum of 76 meters was required and the lead-time was critical. The Solution Due to a tight lead-time Techsil needed to offer a product which not only matched the application requirements, but was also in stock ready to be cut to size and despatched straight away. Stokvis SSF3259, a single sided compression sealant foam tape, was the solution put forward. This grade consists of a medium hard PVC carrier which works to reduce the dimensional change during application making it easier to apply. The foam itself is made up of mainly closed cells which require a minimum of 30% compressions to create an effective water seal. The adhesive found on the one side of this tape is a pure acrylic solvent based adhesive suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Size and width are never a problem for Techsil. Tapes come on 1 to 3m logs and can be lathe slit to any custom width thanks to Techsil’s on-site cutting facility. SSF3259 rolls are available in thicknesses ranging from 3mm up to 15mm, for this application a 6mm log was chosen which was then slit into 50mm wide rolls. The Service Techsil are a local specialist for adhesives, sealants and tapes. As a UK-based distributor the chains of command are short and the ability to work with both speed and flexibility provide a direct benefit to customers. Corporate Engineering were provided with their solution on the first phone call to Techsil, from the first person they spoke to. Within 15 minutes of the call ending the bespoke listing was not only live on Techsil’s website and ready to order, but due to the time urgency, the rolls were cut to size ready for despatch as soon as the order came through. The rolls were despatched on a next day courier service which provides the customer with a 1-hour delivery window notification – so no waiting around all day wondering when it will arrive! About Corporate Engineering Corporate Engineering Ltd is a specialist in odour control cover design, manufacture and fitting for the waste water and industrial sectors. Situated in the Thames Valley area, Corporate Engineering operates from a 16,000 sq. ft manufacturing complex providing custom built GRP covers designed to provide non-corrosive, lightweight solutions to odour control and health and safety problems.

Keywords: Industrial Tape, Single Sided Foam Tape, tape experts, tape for odour control, Tape Suppliers, water treatement facility,