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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How can you combine two self-adhesive magnetic tapes?

Our self-adhesive magnetic tapes can also connect two totally non-magnetic objects. The tapes cannot be combined arbitrarily, however. You always need to put unequal poles on top of each other.
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Features of stripe magnetisation

Our self-adhesive magnetic tapes made of ferrite are magnetised in stripes on the the non-adhesive surface.
Therefore, the tapes cannot be placed on top of each other arbitrarily, because that would lead to equal poles (north to north and south to south) on top of each other and they would reject each other. You have to turn one of the tapes 180 degrees to be able to place them on top of each other with no problem.

MT-30-STIC, MT-40-STIC and MT-150-STIC

This tape has an even number of stripes and is therefore suitable for combining. If you don't set it up right, you can see the misalignment. If you turn the one tape by 180 degrees, there is only a slight inaccuracy of 0,7 mm visible.
Correct orientation: Minimal inaccuracy
Incorrect orientation: Distinct inaccuracy

MT-10-STIC, MT-20-STIC

MT-10-STIC and MT-20-STIC: Lots of offset - Not suitable for combining
These tapes have an uneven number of stripes, hence they can never fit on one another accurately. You always have to slide them over sideways by one stripe. Hence, we don't recommend combining them.

Neodymium magnetic tape NMT-10-STIC, NMT-20-STIC, NMT-30-STIC

On a magnetic tape made of neodymium the stripes run perpendicular to the tape length. Pieces of this special magnetic tape can therefore be placed right on top of each other. The especially strong adhesive force of those tapes allows for very stable combinations of two non-magnetic objects.

Determining adhesive force

For calculating the adhesive force of magnetic tapes, please read the following FAQ: How strong is the adhesive force of a magnetic tape and sheet?