What to Consider:
What should you consider in making the proper PSA choice?
What substrate(s) will the adhesive be sticking to?
What conditions will the tape be exposed to? (temperature, chemicals, UV, moisture, etc.)
Is the application permanent or temporary?
What is the function of the adhesive?
Can be either water-based (emulsion based) or solvent based. Comparatively water-based systems are less expensive than solvent based systems; however, solvent based acrylics have better resistance to other solvents, water and chemicals compared to water-based systems
Acrylic adhesive characteristics:
Respectable adhesion to a broad range of substrates (Good tack or sticky to the touch)
Great temperature resistance (lower than silicone but higher than rubber-based systems)
Can be modified to adhere to harder to stick to items like High Density Polyethylene and polypropylene
Good Ageing and UV resistance