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VELCRO® Brand PS18 Adhesive Technical Data

  • Base material : Waterbased acrylic polymer
  • Colour : Colourless
  • Shelf Life : Minimum 3 Years, when stored in dark area, at temperature of 15C to 25C.
  • Suggested uses : On most clean and smooth surfaces. (Except polypropylene and other non-polar material)
Adhesives Properties

Peel Strength 180 :
Curingtime 20 minutes Minimum 8 N/cm Test method : FINAT ; FTM 1
Average 20 N/cm
Curingtime 24 hours Minimum 10 N/cm Test method : FINAT ; FTM 1
Average 22 N/cm
Static Shear Strength = 3 days Test method : FINAT ; FTM 8
Softening Point = 120C Test method : ASTM D-816
ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials.
Tested on: Anodized aluminium plates under laboratory conditions, (23C 2 and 60 10 % R.H.)
Temperature Range: -20C to +120C (Depending on loading and Relative Humidity).
Resistance properties

OxidationExcellent
Plastifying, oilsExcellent
High relative humidityPoor
Polar solvents (M.E.K. etc.)Poor
Non-polar solvents (gasoline, etc.)Good
MigrationGood
High temperatureGood
Low temperatureGood
U.V. radiationExcellent

General Directions for Use

Minimum recommended bonding temperature : 10C. Degrease the substrate with e.g. alcohol or spirit. (The substrate must be free of grease, moisture, dust, silicones, etc.). Remove the protective paper and press the tape firmly into contact with the substrate, with special attention to the edges. Preferably, allow substrate and pressure sensitive tape to stand for 24 hours after applying load.