Self-adhesive Velcro tape is an unbelievably practical aid for affixing objects to desired locations with the knowledge that they can be removed at any time. For this reason, it has been embraced as a means for affixing, for example, information panels in stores or at trade shows or for attaching lightweight interior panelling. The self-adhesive tapes are not washable and cannot be sewn because the adhesive sticks so badly to the sewing needle if you try.
Attributes: This self-adhesive Velcro tape will stick to practically all smooth surfaces - not including, it should be noted, the problematical plastic polypropylene. The acrylate adhesive is resistant to many different plasticizers (not to monomer plasticizer!) and has good resistance to UV rays. In the case of very strong UV rays, the polyester tape version should be used (on inquiry).
Applications: Working at room temperature, the Velcro tape should be positioned and pressed into place on a dry, dust-free and grease-free surface. Because the maximum adhesion is not reached until 72 hours have passed, the tape should not be put under any load for as long as possible. Any adhesive residue can be removed with warm water or, if necessary warm water mixed with a cleaner.
When sturdy bonds that can be often undone are required, Velcro is the right choice. The two sides with hooks and eyes can be attached to one another to make sturdy and long-lasting bonds many, many times without wearing out.
Attributes: This so simple and ingenious system originated from George de Mestral from Switzerland. In 1941 he realized – after taking a walk with his dog – how difficult it was to remove burrs from clothing and, yes, dog hair. By using a microscope he was able to determine the reason for the strong stickiness of the burr: it consists of numerous tiny elastic hooks which attached themselves to the loops in cloth or animal fur and which, even when forcefully pulled off, did not break. Based on this natural phenomenon, our Swiss engineer developed the Velcro fastener.
Applications: These hook and eye fasteners were originally almost exclusively used as an alternative to zippers in clothing and other textile applications. Because of its flexibility, its ease of use, long life and low price, the Velcro fastener has established itself as a convenient fastening system in many sectors.
It can, for example, be used to make removable mountings of presentation boards in stores and trade shows, for screwless affixing of wall panels made from thin sheet steel or for shoe and bag fasteners.