The advantages clearly outweigh the disadvantages, however. To start with, the high tack, i.e. stickiness, is not inferior to the natural product in any way. Furthermore, the excellent peel adhesion is one of the most important properties of synthetic rubber: adhesive tape sticks well to difficult and normal, non-polar and polar surfaces.
The molecular "skipping rope" can be constantly adjusted to the needs so that it is suited for numerous applications: from stiff and solid to soft and flexible. The well-known tesa Powerstrips®, for example, also contain synthetic rubber. And, in contrast to natural rubber, coating transparent films is also possible. Furthermore, synthetic rubber production allows for fast processes, which reduce production costs (for example in the case of sealing boxes).