Why ABI Tape's composite moulding tapes
ABI Tape composite moulding tapes are used in the production of composite parts like aircraft body parts, bearing walls, intermediate supports, structural applications and components.
In the aerospace industry, some composite bonding procedures and practices require tapes without silicone adhesive. We therefore have polyester and polyimide tapes with rubber and acrylic adhesive available. The tapes are available in several thicknesses, adhesive systems, colors and other characteristics to be used in the construction of these parts.
Depending on the exact use of the tape, the maximum temperature and pressure, the needed colour, etc. a different tape may be chosen. Mostly the tapes are used to mask bond lines, to avoid or reduce flash (“the spill-over over the resin”), to protect the mould or different layers in the composite moulding process or simply to hold the foils, vacuum bag and films on their place.