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 other industries.

Designed for applications from 0° - 225°F
    Spectrum™ (0174) Adhesive
Spectrum 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

    Recommended Substrates


Acrylic Sheet
Ceramic Tile
Corrugated Paperboard
Elpo Panel
Painted Wallboard
Plywood, Lacquered
Plywood, Raw
Steel, Raw
Vinyl, Rigid
Tested under laboratory conditions: 65% RH - 72°F
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

Porous Substrate
Requires a primer or sealer to provide a strong bonding area.

Smooth Surfaces

For best results, rough up the surface for better performance.

Weak Substrate

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.

All statements, technical advice and recommendations contained herein are based on tests believed to be reliable, but the accuracy there of is not guaranteed, and the following is made in lieu of all warranties, expressed or implied: Seller's and manufacturer's only obligation shall be to replace the quantity of product proven to be defective. Neither seller nor manufacturer shall be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of or the inability to use the product. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for his/her intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith. No statement or recommendation not contained herein shall have any force or effect unless in an agreement signed by officers of seller and manufacturer.
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