How Strong is Magnetic Tape?
Strength can be calculated using the following formula:
- Calculate the surface area of the tape by multiplying the length by the breadth. For example, a piece of 30cm long magnetic tape which is 2cm wide will have a surface area of 60cm
- Multiply this figure by its adhesive force per square centimetre. For example, 60cm² x 100g/ cm² = a maximum strength or pull force of 6,000g (6kg)
Is Magnetic Tape Attracted to Itself?
Magnetic tape is available in two forms - type A and type B. Opposites will attract. For instance, if two pieces of the same type are placed on one another, each will repel the other.
Do Magnets Stick to Magnetic Tape?
The purpose of this tape is primarily to mount items to ferrous surfaces. It can also be used to stick materials together. Care should be exercised when using strong magnets near or with the tape - especially magnets stronger than the tape - as this could impact the tape's magnetic performance.
Does Magnetic Tape Stick to Itself?
This will ultimately depend on the specific tape being used. Self-adhesive magnetic tape is recommended if you want to layer multiple strips of tape together. You must also ensure the tape is multi-pole rather than single-pole. This is because strips of single-pole tape will not be attracted to each other and each strip will repel the other. Conversely, multi-pole tape is multi polarity so it will be possible to stick multiple lengths together.
Why is Magnetic Tape Still in Use?
With a wide variety of uses, applications, and suitable install environments, it should not be a surprise that this tape is still widely used today. Providing a range of advantages and coupled with its ease of install and removal, the tape is both cost-effective and highly efficient.