Technical Products Frequently Asked Questions

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fold faq What are the MACtac® Technical lines of mounting and bonding tape?

MACbond® - double-coated tape products for general purpose high-performance applications.

MACfilm® - acrylic free-films designed for high and low energy surface applications, and high temperature applications.

MACmount® - double-coated polyethylene foam tapes for irregular or uneven surfaces.

GS Tape - high strength, aggressive tack adhesive tape that can replace mechanical fasteners.

fold faq Does MACtac Technical manufacture Specialty Tapes?

Yes, insulation tapes, black safety tread, and application specific custom tapes.

fold faq Where are MACtac Technical Products used?

Automotive assembly
Appliance assembly
Nameplate mounting
Electronics assembly
Membrane switch assembly

fold faq Is MACtac ISO 9001 certified?

Yes. Click here to request the most recent copy of MACtac's ISO 9001 certificate.

fold faq How do I purchase MACtac Technical products?

MACtac Technical products are sold on a direct basis not through distribution. MACtac Customer Service can be reached from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern at 800-321-0011.

fold faq What is the MACtac Technical freight policy?

If you use a MACtac core carrier we will ship the order prepaid and charge. If you would like to specify the carrier the order will ship collect.

fold faq What is the lead time on orders for Technical products

Lead times are based on time and quantity of material ordered. Please view the chart below for specific lead times.

 

 

Product Type

Order Entered By

MSI

Business Days to Ship

Pre-Finished Products

1 PM EST

1 - 5,000

Same Day

4 PM EST

5,001 - 10,000

Next Day

NA

10,001 and over

Call for Availability

Slit-to-Order Products

4 PM EST

1 - 3,000

3

3,001 - 5,000

4

5,001 - 10,000

5

10,001 - 25,000

6

GS Pre-Finished Products

1 PM EST

1 - 750

Same Day

4 PM EST

751 - 1,000

Next Day

NA

1,001 and over

Call for Availability

GS Made-to_order Standard Items

4 PM EST

1 - 3,000

5

3,001 and over

Call for Availability

Custom Products

Including


Special Order Raw


Materials


and GS Requiring Custom Shims

NA

Any

Call for Availability


fold faq Do you have a MSDS for MACtac Technical products?

Yes. Click here to download a copy of the standard MSDS.

fold faq Does MACtac Technical provide IMDS for their products?

Yes. To request an IMDS for MACtac Technical products click here and fill out the "Contact Us" form. It is important you provide the MACtac part number you will be using, your IMDS number, your name, company name, address, and a valid fax number. MACtac does not send IMDS information via e-mail. If a valid fax number is not provided we will send the letter via USPS.

fold faq Does MACtac Technical provide RoHS for their products?

Yes. If you need detailed compliance information please click here and fill out the "Contact Us" form. It is important you provide the MACtac part number you will be using, you name, company name, address, and valid fax number. MACtac does not send compliance letters via e-mail. If a valid fax number is not provided we will send the letter via USPS.

fold faq How do I know when to use rubber or acrylic adhesive tape?

Rubber based adhesives adhere best to plastics like ABS, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Most rubber based adhesives withstand temperatures of 90°C and pass aggressive specifications for adhesion. Acrylic adhesives work best when the substrate being bonded contains chemical solvents and plasticizers which can degrade the adhesive over time. Acrylic adhesive is also recommended for applications with direct exposure to UV light.

fold faq Why should I choose a double-coated adhesive instead of a free-film?

A double-coated adhesive contains a supported layer (called a carrier) between the two adhesive layers. This carrier provides reinforcement for the finished part which makes the product dimensionally stable and stronger. The majority of MACtac Technical products contain a polyester carrier but polypropylene, polyethylene foam, and non-woven fabrics are also available.

fold faq What release liner does MACtac Technical recommend?

MACtac offers a number of release liner options for Technical products. The liner you choose depends largely on the adhesive system and the application. Kraft paper liners offer firmness and thickness stability in dye cutting applications. Poly-coated paper liners offer moisture stability and board liners make removal during production easier.