Heat Activated Tape Systems (HATS)

This adhesive is tack-free until it is activated by a heat source. This creates an incredibly strong bond, but only when you’re completely ready for it to cure in place. It won’t stick where it isn’t supposed to, which reduces mistakes and increases efficiencies throughout the production process.

Why Use HATS?

This type of tape features excellent adhesion and holding strength. It offers great weather-stripping and waterproof seams to keep moisture out, and it can handle a lot of stress, which makes it a good option for indoor or outdoor use.

In production, a heat activated adhesive allows us to bond large surface areas quickly, consistently, and effectively. On top of that, HATS can be used on a wider range of materials, including EPDM, PVC plastics, PU foams, and variety of other textiles.

It’s quick, it’s reliable, and it offers many important benefits.

HATS Characteristics

Heat activated tape systems are often the best choice because they offer:

  • Superior resistance characteristics
  • Bondable with materials that otherwise couldn’t be taped by pressure-sensitive adhesives
  • Excellent penetration into highly porous materials
  • Usable on rigid or flexible applications
  • Can be used for induction curing
  • Can be used on rubber, PU, EPDM, and PVC-based plastics

Common Uses

This form of adhesive is most commonly used on irregular surfaces or with materials that are too porous or soft for other types of tape. This makes it a great choice for a range of industries, including medical, automotive, electrical appliance, textiles, healthcare, and more.

Many companies also use HATS for carpet padding applications or packaging a wide range of products.

The Highest Standards of Quality and Service

At Clark Rubber & Plastic, we can provide HATS in an array of different width and thickness specifications. We are committed to providing the quality you need on every single order.

We operate an IATF16949:2016 First Edition-certified facility that is dedicated to continuous improvement, defect prevention, and waste minimization. More than that, our customer service team is ready to ensure you get everything you need, on time.

At Clark Rubber & Plastic, we are your competitive advantage. For more information about our reliable and competitively priced services, contact us today.