The fascinating world of adhesives, first episode: Acrylic Adhesives

The topic of adhesive is truly complex. All of us have experienced the frustration of attaching a self-adhesive hook and loop fastener and see it detach immediately or after a few openings. This is just the “first episode”. Others will follow which, over time, will teach you, perhaps not to fascinate you but at least give you slightly more specific knowledge so that you can avoid likely problems.

The problem is simply that there is no one adhesive for all surfaces. And then, the weather conditions are never the same! And therefore? And therefore the choice of self-adhesive hook and loop fastener is far from inconsequential.

All Binder textile fasteners are available with acrylic adhesives that offer extreme performance. They are perfectly uniform, without bubbles, transparent and you can recognise them by the red film that protects the adhesive.

Duotec® with Acrylic Adhesive
Duotec® with Acrylic Adhesive

 

 

 

 

 

Klettostar® with Acrylic Adhesive
Klettostar® with Acrylic Adhesive

 

 

 

 

 

These adhesives can be used on medium-high energy surfaces such as glass, stainless steel, aluminium (even anodised), wood if primed or painted, lacquered parts, gelcoat and even PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or thermoplastics such as ABS.

But why are they so popular? 

The main reason why these adhesives are so widely used is their resistance to atmospheric agents, water and UV rays, as well as the wide temperature range from -30° to +160°, and the holding power, which increases with the ageing process.

How are they applied? 

It is very easy but TAKE CARE: the surface must be perfectly clean, dry and at the time the self-adhesive hook and loop fastener is applied, the temperature of the surface must be ≥ 20° and never ≤ 10°. Apply firm pressure to the tape and do not place it under load for at least 30 minutes, and even better for 2 hours. To keep your self-adhesive hook and loop fastener as efficient as it was on the first day, store it in a dry, dust-free, dimly lit environment at a temperature of up to max. 25°C.

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