We can definitely say one thing about the electronics industry – thanks to it, adhesive tapes are at our side all the time. For example, in our smartphone. According to a 2015 survey in Germany, 17 percent of surveyed users installed over 31 apps on their mobile phone. What they do not know was that the number of tesa adhesive tapes installed in their smartphone is around 45.
While users swipe across their touchscreen, oblivious to them, one level below, each individual special adhesive tape is doing its work layer by layer: adhesive tapes hold the layers of the screen together (unnoticed, since they are extremely transparent and optically clear); they block the light inside and direct it to where it should go, divert heat so that the processors do not burn out, and they cushion the impact if the device with its 31 apps and 45 adhesive tapes falls to the floor. In the process, adhesive tapes are so inconspicuous and thin that they can be used for any design. Incidentally, tapes also play a role in LED televisions, laptops and digital cameras and in navigation and communication systems for cars.