This double adhesive tape is filled with conductive particles, making it conductive through its thickness (the Z-axis). The particles are spaced so far apart that the tape is electrically insulating in the plane of the tape (X- & Y-axis). Materials with physical properties that have different values when measured in different directions are called "anisotropic;" the tape is therefore known as "anisotropic conductive tape".
It is used for electronic assembly instead of conventional mechanical connectors or soldering joints. Apple uses it in iPods to connect flexible electronics sub-assemblies with circuit boards. Other applications include assembly of displays and bonding and grounding of electromagnetic shielding materials.
The tape can be die-cut to the desired shape. There are different variants optimised for glass, metals, plastics, and other substrates. The tape can withstand temperatures from -40°C to 85°C.
You can choose between:
- A small piece of tape applied on an acrylic plate
- A small piece of tape applied on an acrylic plate + 1 meter of loose tape