UV tapes are a type of pressure-sensitive tapes with high adhesion strength, which reduces drastically on exposure to UV light, thereby allowing clean and easy removal after it has fulfilled its purpose. During fabrication, storage, and shipping of semiconductor wafers, these tapes temporarily protect wafers against scratching and surface damage. These are produced from PVC, PET, or PO backing material with acrylic adhesive to hold pieces of semiconductor (dies) in place.
These tapes are generally thinner as compared to other tapes, which vary from between 70 to 150 micrometers. UV tapes market are subset of PSA tapes market and are estimated to represent less than 1% share in terms of revenue in overall PSA tapes market. Global UV tapes market is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.3% to reach US$ 437.9 Mn by the end of forecast period 2020.