Mounting, Gasketing, and Splicing with Double-faced Tapes

Double-faced Tape Uses and Applications

Tapes with adhesive on both sides are called double sided, double-faced, double-coated, or two-sided tape. Whatever you call them, these tapes are useful in many applications.

Many are used to mount or stick to materials together permanently in applications such as vehicle emblems, signage, and adhering sheet metal to a frame.

Other applications include splicing paper during web processing such as newspaper printing, and gasketing where the adhesive holds the gasket in place during assembly.

Double-faced foam tapes are effective for textured surfaces, when vibration is a challenge, and for expansion and contraction joints.

Double-faced film tapes are used to hold smoother surfaces together such as splicing paper or film. Holding signage to glass or plastic. They can also be used to hold metals together.


How It’s Constructed

Double-faced tape adhesive can be coated onto a wide variety of substrates, including foam, film, paper, cloth, and even metal foils. When there is no substrate, they are called “transfer adhesives”.

Nearly all double-faced tapes have a liner, which is removed to expose the adhesive on one side of the roll, but there are a few double-faced tapes that are made without a liner. Those tapes are coated with adhesives on opposite sides, which are made not to stick to one another but adhere well to most other surfaces.

No matter what two surfaces you need to hold together, we can guide you through the process to identify the best tape for your application, and provide samples to help you test the tape in your environment to ensure that the Tapeworks.



If you’re unsure which characteristics you need, conduct real world testing to see which tape performs best for your application in your environment.


Randy Emmons
Randy Emmons