VELCRO® Brand hook and loop products are available with a variety of adhesives to best fit your application. Before using an adhesive for production, it should be tested to determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. Woven VELCRO® Brand tapes have a binder coat which helps prevent fraying of the tapes when cut. Due to this coating, many commercially available adhesives will not readily adhere to the back of woven tape. Therefore, the use of a VELCRO® Brand pre-coated adhesive backing is recommended. Please contact us if you have special requirements.
VELCRO® Brand fire-retardant, rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesives are high-tack/quick-setting and achieve 80% bond strength in about an hour; full strength in 30 hours. Adhesive 8219 is formulated especially for low energy plastics. Adhesive 8224 is formulated especially to meet Boeing specification BMS 8-285. Certifications available to Government, OEM and Industry specific standards.
Solvent and heat activated adhesives, available on most VELCRO® Brand hook and loop tapes, provide the strongest bond to the tape itself and can be made ready for instant bonding by many easy methods of application (e.g. solvent, heat, ultrasonic, dielectric).
Pressure sensitive adhesives are popular because of the ease of application. Simply remove the release liner and press the VELCRO® Brand tape in place. Pressure sensitive adhesives should always be considered semi-permanent bonds. VELCRO® Brand pressure sensitive adhesives have been engineered to offer specific performance characteristics to meet different requirements.