OPEN/CLOSE FIXING SYSTEMS
They are tapes constituted by plastic materials or synthetic fibers shaped in order to get protruding parts which fit among them. This products may have male-female configuration in which both the surfaces to be joined are different one from the other, or male-male in which the surface is just one. The most common systems have got well-known labels and registered brands: DUAL- LOCK®, SCOTCHMATE®, VELCRO®. When OPEN/CLOSE fixing systems are used?
Anti-shock adhesive bumpers are realized in anti-slip and anti-scratch plastic materials. Their adhesive side favors an easy and rapid application. Adhesive bumpers are used as anti-slip supporting pins, anti-vibrators, spacers. They absorbe shocks, noise and vibrations. Felter variants allow the slippering, keeping protective and anti-scratch properties. To ensure the adhesion on all possible substrates the bumpers are available with a natural rubber, acrylic or hot melt adhesive. 3M Bumpons™ are part of this product family. They are adhesive polyurethane anti-shock bumpers in different sizes, constituted by a tridimensional shaping which confers additional design or functional characteristics. They have got excellent anti-slip, anti-vibrations and anti-scratch properties. The polyurethane itself is available in logs too – in colored or transparent variants - in order to be converted into customized anti-slip protections.
CLOTH AND FLOCK ADHESIVE TAPES
Flock are products used to realize profiles and anti-friction and/or anti-scratch components. They are available in several qualities and colors for their use as gaskets or finishing covers (for example in automotive market).
CLEANERS AND PRIMERS
The adhesive strength of a tape can be affected by different factors, such as the types of materials, their porosity, roughness, the application temperature and cleanness too. Among the different usable solvents for cleaning and degreasing of the application surfaces, the most suitable one is a liquid product – isopropyl alcohol based – for a handle usage, available either in single-dose wipes and in bottles. Even if accurately degreased, the low surface energy substrates show a low receptivity to adhesive bonds. To set these materials for bonding, adhesion promoters are employed whenever it is not possible to use physical systems (abrasion, corona or plasma treatment). These products are specific formulation chemicals, supplied in a liquid form, which create a molecular layer able to link to the adhesive when applied to surfaces. Among the most known products, BMP promotes:
DISPENSERS AND DEVICES
Sometimes, to get easy and quick the application of single and double-sided adhesive tapes, specific devices may be used. BMP has got dispensers: