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World's thinnest tape extends tesa record of innovation

World's thinnest tape extends tesa record of innovation tesa's new range of double-sided tapes developed for the electronics industry holds the unofficial world record for the world's thinnest tape. Put into perspective the new products are just a tenth the thickness of a strand of human hair - a feat of technology that endorses the company's reputation as a high-level innovator.

The thinnest of the new tesa tapes are just 5µm thick, consisting of a 2µm backing and, on each side, a 1.5µm coating of an acrylate adhesive mass developed by the company.

Worldwide consumer demand for slimmer television sets and hand-held devices has driven product development forward at a rapid pace.  For example 2015 worldwide sales of smartphones are predicted to double existing levels, rising to some 980 million units a year.

This in turn is driving the need for innovation among the providers of parts and services.  For tesa the requirement has been to produce double sided tapes which not only save space but help to dissipate the heat generated by components such as processors, which react to temperatures as high as 100 degrees Celsius.

Ultra-flat devices will now benefit from the dual action of the new tesa tapes which hold the sheets of graphite in place that regulate and dissipate heat and themselves offer excellent thermal conductivity. Further applications include NFC (Near Field Communication) antenna mounting and foam mounting.

tesa's product range for the electronics industry now encompasses some 150 items, with more than 75% of these brought to market since 2009.

Managing Director for tesa UK Steve Plastow comments "the unique tesacohesion customer service philosophy which guides all that we do is based on people, products, processes and performance. Technical innovation impacts on all these facets of our business and this development is the latest example of market-leading R & D at work."

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