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Standard Adhesive Hook & Loop uses a general-purpose hotmelt rubber adhesive system on a mixed-grade Hook & Loop product whilst the Premium Adhesive Hook & Loop uses a high coat weight aggressive hotmelt rubber adhesive on a higher-grade Hook & Loop product.
Rubber adhesive products are usually less expensive and have a higher initial tack quality than acrylic-based adhesives, but rubber adhesive is more susceptible to moisture and high temperatures, which may cause it to break down over time. It is also not a good choice for use with solvents or chemicals that can wear away at the rubber. Rubber provides great adhesion on plastic items and in indoor situations where there is less of a chance of drastic temperature changes.
Acrylic adhesive holds up well to moisture and can sustain drastic temperature changes as well as seasonal elements such as ultraviolet light and freezing conditions. It takes about 24 hours for an acrylic-based adhesive to completely bond to a surface. An excellent choice for rugged outdoor conditions and varying temperatures, acrylic is resistant to solvents and chemicals, making it a useful product for the industrial sector.
Back-to-Back fasteners are bonded with permanent adhesive ensuring high strength without compromising on flexibility.
This all depends on your application - if you are looking for a completely elasticated solution then you should choose Elastic Hook. However, a standard hook product will always work well with the Elastic Loop.
Heat Resistant Hook & Loop tape has a melting point of 255°C whilst Stainless Steel/Aramid Hook & Loop tape has a melting point of 235°C. For more detailed information and test reports, please contact us.
HALCO FR Sew On Hook & Loop tape is heat and flame resistant according to: (1) EN ISO 15025 – protective clothing (2) FAR 25.853 (a) – measurement of flammability in aircraft material (3) ISO 3795: road vehicles, and tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - determination of burning behaviour of interior materials (4) FMVSS 302 - federal motor vehicle safety standard.
We hold stock of Black and White across all widths. Mid Grey and Silver Grey are available from stock but in limited widths. Any other colours can be produced to order - just ask us!
The N2 and N4 products are 100% polyamide meaning that you cannot tear them by hand and can therefore be sewn. They can also be ultrasonically welded. The P2 and P4 products are polypropylene and can be torn by hand so are best suited in an adhesive application.
POLYLOK P2/N2 products are approximately 0.7mm tall whilst the POLYLOK P4/N4 products are approximately 1mm tall.
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