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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Butyl Tapes


Not all epoxy resins are created equal. Occasionally you want to glue or tape that’s modestly sticky and easily reversed—like a sticky note. There are many types of adhesive like rubber, acrylic, and many other. Permanent sealing tape supplier, Butyl tape is a type of synthetic rubber adhesive. It’s a solvent-based adhesive expressed in the lab as an alternative to coming from a rubber tree. All rubber adhesives are thermoplastic, so high heat will relax the glue and influence its effectiveness.


·         It has a high level of adhesion because it bonds to a wide variety of surfaces

·         High initial tack­—has a more violent hold on contact than acrylic adhesives

·         Less expensive than acrylic adhesive

·         Waterproof, so it works well in circumstances where water is a factor

·         Impermeable to air


·         It does not hold up over time to direct exposure to UV light or chemicals

·         Even though butyl adhesives are less subtle to temperature differences, they still cannot match the range of presentation of acrylic adhesives.

·         Vulnerable to oxidation and may darken or discolor

Ideal for:

·         Seaming and alternating windows and doors


·         Fixing leaks

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