Rubber-Based PSAs Offer a Wide Range of Capabilities

Rubber-Based PSAs Offer a Wide Range of Capabilities

Last week in our Beginner’s Guide to PSAs, we briefly covered three main chemistries and formats of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes. Of the PSAs available, rubber-based, double-sided adhesive tapes are versatile, general purpose adhesives capable of bonding a variety of materials in numerous applications.

Let’s take a look at the wide range of applications where rubber-based PSAs are used as well as the substrates they bond.

Common Applications:

  • Case and carton sealing/re-sealing
  • Flooring
  • Insulation barriers
  • Direct mail/marketing
  • Product assembly
  • Contract packaging
  • Protective packaging


Able to Bond:

  • Corrugated
  • Carpet tiles
  • Foam
  • Paper
  • Wovens
  • Non-wovens
  • Plastics

Did You Know?

Rubber-Based PSAs:

  • Can be custom engineered (dimensions and tack) to end user’s specifications
  • Can be coated onto substrates
  • Instantly bond materials
  • Display great initial adhesion
  • Provide great flexibility
  • Bond well to low surface energy surfaces
  • Are extremely easy to use

Our line of Adhesive Squares™ pressure sensitive adhesives provides a simple-to-use solution for bonding most applications. If you want to learn more about using double-sided, rubber-based PSAs for your application, contact our team of technical adhesive experts. We’re available 24/7 to discuss your application and help you optimize your process.

Are you curious about the difference in using a PSA and a hot melt? Be sure to come back and check out our upcoming infographic and article on PSAs vs. traditional liquid hot melts on 10/26.


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