Adhesives Magazine

3M AEROSPACE: Removable Gel Tape

September 13, 2012

3M™ removable gel tape reportedly offers an easy-to-apply solution to help protect substrate corrosion in aircraft. Removable gel tapes are installed under an aircraft’s floorboards on top of the floor beams, providing exceptional sealing and corrosion protection while helping avoid expensive repairs and days out of service.

The removable gel tapes are available in both one- and two-sided adhesive options. Lighter than current gel tapes, these new tapes can be removed and repositioned. The tapes reportedly do not pill or ball and leave behind little to no residue, reducing the labor required for beam cleaning after tape removal. Aging studies have demonstrated that the tapes peel away cleanly after 9-12 months in use.

For additional information, visit www.3m.com.