||Several types of adhesives are available: pressure sensitive pre-coats, solvent or heat activated. Each adhesive tape has a elastomeric binder coast which will firmly lock hook and loop in the ground weave and helps prevent raveling of tapes when cut. Due to this coating, many commercial adhesives will not readily adhere to the back of this tape. Therefore, the use of a pre-coated adhesive backing is recommended for the majority of adhesive applications.|
Pre-coat adhesives are applied at the factory and include the following:
|Tempo (0114) Adhesive|
| A rubber-base adhesive designed
for use in applications requiring fast turnaround under production conditions.
Designed for applications with a temperature range of 0° - 160F° F (Packaging, Medical, Toys etc.)
Vector (0115) Adhesive
|An olefin-based adhesive for use
in applications requiring fast turnaround under production conditions.
Designed for applications with a temperature range of 0° - 120°F (Packaging, Medical, Toys etc.)
|Spectrum (0172) Adhesive|
|An acrylic-base adhesive for high
temperature performance. Used in the Automotive, Computer, Medical and
Designed for applications from 0° - 225°F
|Spectrum (0174) Adhesive|
0174 is currently no longer available, please reference Spectrum 0175
Please call for specific temperature and substrate changes.
|New Adhesive - Rubber Based (0119)|
High performance rubber-based adhesive made especially for polypropylene and polyethylene substrates.
Temperature range -20F - 180F. Not recommended for vinyl.
|Solvent or Heat Activated Adhesives|
|Factory applied adhesive can be bonded by various methods: solvent, heat, ultrasonic and dielectric|
TEMPO 11 PIW Peel on test panels VECTOR 13 PIW Peel on test panels
SPECTRUM 11 PIW Peel on test panels SPECTRUM PLUS 8 PIW Peel on test panels
Requires a primer or sealer to provide a strong bonding area.
For best results, rough up the surface for better performance.
Paper is a good example. Sometimes the VELCRO® BRAND closure is stronger than the surface of the substrate. In this case, using a reinforcing liquid adhesive may help.
For Best Results
Adhesive should be applied at a room temperature of 68 degrees F or higher for best results. Surface should be clean, dry and free from oils.
Use a clean wiping material with isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to free surface of contaminates and allow to dry.
Peel release liner from back of tape and apply. (Be careful not to touch adhesive to your fingers.)
If adhesive must be applied at temperatures lower than 68 degrees F, warm substrate and the tape to elevate temperature prior to applying. This may increase bond cure.
Resistance to edge peeling can be improved by recessing bond area or nipping or rounding tape corners.
Not recommended for use in water or on plastics with high concentrations of plasticizers. Adhesives are not washable or dry cleanable.
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