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Method for a low-cost splicing tape construction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011740D
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-12
Document File: 6 page(s) / 94K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a low-cost splicing tape construction. Benefits include improved useability and improved cost effectiveness.

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Method for a low-cost splicing tape construction

Disclosed is a method for a low-cost splicing tape construction. Benefits include improved useability and improved cost effectiveness.

Background

        � � � � � The price for original splicing tape is quite high. A lot of splicing tape is used in high-volume manufacturing.

General description

� � � � � The disclosed method is low-cost splicing tape construction. The method includes a splicing tape that is three layers of film, a white silicon liner, clear splicing tape repositioning film, and yellow splicing tape film. The layers are integrated together to become the low-cost splicing tape.

� � � � � The key elements of the method include:

•        � � � � White silicon liner that is a nonstick, double sided film that is larger than the clear splicing film

•        � � � � Clear splicing tape repositioning film that is an adhesive-based film on one side and nonadhesive on all other sides

•        � � � � Double yellow splicing tape films that are rubber with an adhesiveness of 50 ounce/inch2 on one side and nonadhesive on all other sides

Advantages

        � � � � � The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•        � � � � Improved useability due to the improved ease of removing the silicon liner during splicing because the silicon liner is consists of two separate pieces which allow center peeling.

•� � � � Improved cost effectiveness due to the improved price of the tape

•        � � � � Improved cost effectiveness due to the elimination of process steps for repositioning the adhesive-based areas of conventional tape

Detailed description

� � � � � The disclosed method is low-cost splicing tape construction. The method includes the following components:

•� � � � White silicon liner (see Figure 1)

•� � � � Clear splicing tape repositioning film (see Figure 2)

•� � � � Double yellow splicing tape (see Figure 3)

        � � � � � The construction of low cost splicing tape includes the following steps:

1.        � � Double yellow splicing tape is attached to clear splicing tape repositioning film with the nonadhesive side of the double yellow splicing tape attached to the adhesive side of the clear splicing tape repositioning film (see Figure 4).
2.        � � Silicon liner is attached to the splicing tape repositioning film with splicing tape. This silicon liner is nonadhesive on both sides and ensures that all the adhesive parts from the repositioning film and splicing tape are well concealed. The silicon liner width must to be larger than the repositioning film for useability when peeling off the silicon liner (see Figure 5).

3.        � �...