American Nameplate stocks many different types of adhesive backings for your nameplates to ensure the proper bond. Picking the right adhesive is crucial in ensuring that the application is successful post-production in the field. Despite their similar properties, not all adhesive products are the same. Depending on the surface material (plastics or metals), temperature ranges, the rigidity of the surface, and the exposure to certain environmental elements, your nameplate needs to be able to withstand different conditions. Take a look at the descriptions below to see which adhesive best fits your usage or product environment.
3M-467 (0.002 in.) | 3M-468 (0.005 in.)
Permanent acrylic adhesive for long-term bonding applications. Peel adhesion values are outstanding, and generally increase as a function of time and temperature. It offers excellent chemical resistance. Products with greater thickness provide higher bond strength to smooth surfaces and substantially higher bonds to rough or textured surfaces. Suitable for bonding graphic nameplates and overlays to metal and high surface energy plastics (ABS, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC) and glass in the aerospace, medical and industrial equipment, automotive, appliance and electronic markets.
3M-9471LE (0.002 in.) | 3M-9472LE (0.005 in.)
Permanent acrylic adhesive that is designed for applications requiring greater initial adhesion or high bond to low surface energy plastics (polypropylene and polyethylene). It also offers an excellent bond to powder coatings. Because it “flows” quickly, it is ideal for lamination to porous fabrics, foams, and wood.
3M-9469 (VHB-0.005 in. ) | 3M-9473 (VHB-0.010 in.)
This “Isotac” acrylic adhesive is the highest performing adhesive in the 3M laminating adhesive line. It offers a very high temperature resistance and exceptional shear strength. VHB tapes are ideal for many interior and exterior industrial applications. VHB tapes are ideal for bonding a variety of substrates, including most metal, sealed wood and glass, as well as many plastics, composites and painted surfaces
3M-Y966 (0.002 in. – High Temp)
This “High Temperature” acrylic is designed for exposure up to 450 deg F., and has a high chemical resistance. This adhesive has has excellent “shear” strength even at elevated temperatures. It offers adhesion peel characteristics slightly higher than most other acrylic formulations. It extremely low “outgassing” properties are important in the electronic and aerospace industry
Arlon/Viscor (1/32” Foam) | Arlon/Viscor (1/16” Foam)
This synthetic rubber adhesive is a high performance double-coated “closed cell” foam tape that combines high initial bond strength with excellent shear and cohesive strength. This foam tape bonds well to most metals and plastics.
Still unsure of which adhesive is best or most cost effective? Contact our specialists to help identify the suitable tape for your nameplates.
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