Protect tape is used to protect the surface of products, especially aircraft. Airlines use it on their aircraft fuselages and wings to prevent corrosion. Protect tape can help protect many other items as well, including electronic devices like laptops. While there are many benefits to using protect tape, here are several of the most important ones:
- PROTECTION FROM RUST AND CORROSION
Protect tape prevents corrosion by providing a barrier against moisture and contaminants for an extended period, even in harsh conditions. Corrosion may weaken the metal over time which may lead to fatigue or other structural failures. The best way an airline can ensure a safe flight is to avoid a scenario where there is the possibility that any part of their aircraft might fail due to corrosion damage from contact with moisture or contaminants.
- PROTECTION FROM DAMAGE
Protect tape protects the surface of an aircraft during its loading, unloading, and maintenance procedures. Protect tape helps to prevent scratches in carbon fiber surfaces, which are used in some planes. It also prevents paint chipping on any metal aircraft part that is susceptible to this type of damage when bags are being dragged over it. Wearing away of the surface can result in possible corrosion beneath the paint depending on what caused the metal’s original protective coating to wear away in the first place. Protect tape has been used for a while without interruptions, it will have created a protective barrier against chipping or scratching due to contact with other objects or parts of objects.
- PROTECTION FROM UV DAMAGE
Protect tape can reflect ultraviolet light and protect surfaces from it by blocking out around 99% of it. This prevents discoloration and fading in items frequently exposed to outdoor conditions, such as those on an aircraft or boats. Protect tape provides a layer of protection, which ensures the quality and appearance of the surface stays intact for a longer period than if a product was not covered with protective tape. Not only does this enhance the aesthetics, but it also helps to preserve resale value. Protect tape is used daily at airports worldwide because it’s so effective at reducing damage due to exposure to ultraviolet light even after months or years.
- PROTECTION FROM ABRASION AND IMPACT
Protect tape can protect surfaces from damage due to abrasion and impact by absorbing energy produced when something hits, rubs against, or comes in contact with the surface. It protects painted and unpainted metals on planes and prevents damage like dents or scrapes that might result in corrosion becoming a problem even sooner than it would have otherwise occurred without protect tape being used on the aircraft’s exterior surfaces. Protect tape is also effective at protecting the surface of boats from waves breaking against them which can cause chipping or other forms of damage if there is no protective layer such as protect tape between the water and the boat itself.
Protecting an airplane’s surfaces during loading and unloading is very important.
- PROTECTION FROM DIRT AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS
Protect tape prevents dust, mud, sand, salt, and other non-metallic contaminants from interacting with the surface it’s applied to by forming a layer that traps them against the surface or lessens their effect to the point where they do not damage the surface over time. Protect tape has been tested in various applications by allowing particles of all kinds to interact with surfaces covered in protect tape under a variety of conditions before protecting those same items at a later date. When testing was complete, many times, there was no significant difference between how much damage was done initially compared to how much damage occurred after protect tape had already been used on several occasions prior. The benefit of this data is that it proves to protect tape is long-lasting. It continues to provide protection over time, not just initially when applied, which gives items covered in protect tape an increased level of safety from environmental damage.
Protect tape can protect virtually any surface from damage, and it does so by creating a barrier that prevents the transfer of energy to the surface. It also has other benefits, such as reflecting ultraviolet light and preventing chipping and fading due to exposure to sunlight and weather conditions.