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There is a world of difference between applying any adhesive to a die cut assembly component and utilizing the correct adhesive for the job. The wrong choice can slow production, create messes, cause profit loss, and lead to poor component performance.
Trust the Atlas adhesives expertise to assist you in making the right choice for your pressure sensitive applications. Atlas’s decades of experience with hundreds of different adhesives from dozens of different suppliers enables the Atlas adhesives experts to guide our customers through all the variables behind a successful pressure sensitive adhesive product implementation.
Supported vs. Unsupported:
➤ Adhesives can be applied to Mylar, PET film, and many other substrates
➤ Adhesives can also be applied directly to the die cut material
Would the product benefit most from the setting strength and temperature resistance of acrylic adhesives?
Many industries which are frequently exposed to highly corrosive and damaging conditions benefit from acrylic based adhesives. It stands up well to UV, chemical and oxidation exposure – making it ideal in the aerospace, automotive and other high intensity industries which require both a high shear and tensile strength with shock and stress resistance.
Would your product benefit from the bonding speed and affordability of rubber?
Unlike acrylic adhesives, rubber adhesives form a strong bond to the product almost immediately. It also bonds to nearly any surface type. Cost-effective and strong, rubber is an excellent adhesive for applications which aren’t exposed to extreme heat.
Does the adhesive require low tack for easy repositioning?
Tack is defined as the property of a pressure sensitive adhesive which allows it to adhere to a surface under very slight pressure. It is determined by the ability of the adhesive to quickly bond to the surface it contacts. The tack of an adhesive is one of the most important properties when deciding which pressure sensitive adhesive is right for your applications. For example, safety treads on flooring need to have a strong adherance in order to stay in one place.
Is bonding and setting time a consideration?
This is an important aspect to consider. Rubber adhesives bond almost instantly to any surface, whereas acrylic takes longer to form a strong bond.
What about residue on removal or unit cost?
Similar to stickers, when you remove an adhesive it tends to leave behind a residue. Both acrylic and rubber adhesives will leave a slight residue, which can be removed with various solvents.
If unit cost is a concern, rubber adhesive is less expensive than acrylic adhesive.
An initial adhesive recommendation is part of each pressure sensitive adhesive quick quote form.
Contact the pressure sensitive adhesives application experts at Atlas for assistance with creating a successful pressure sensitive die cut application.