The way component parts across a wide range of industries are assembled is changing.
Many manufacturing firms still use traditional adhesive and mechanical bonding methods, such as rivets, screws and glues, but technology is rapidly moving on and there are now a number of efficient alternatives.
Pressure Sensitive Adhesive tapes, or PSA tapes, are among one of the fastest emerging fixing options, with hundreds of types developed by leading tape companies such as 3M.
From mobile phones and televisions to cars, life-saving healthcare equipment and fighter jets, PSAs have proven to be a superior bonding and fastening method.
Yet according to research, only 30% of those who are familiar with PSA tapes currently use them as them as joining methods. (Research conducted by Read full release