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Different types of VELCRO® Brand Products Pressure Sensitive (PS) Range

Pressure Sensitive (PS) Range

There are a wide variety of VELCRO® Brand products that can be utilised across a range of different industries.

Want to know more about the Pressure Sensitive (PS) range of hook and loop from Velcro Companies?

From the popular PS14 standard adhesive which is the most widely used product from the PS range, all the way to the PS30 Adhesive – we’ve got you covered. The product range has different adhesive bonding designed for specific needs or substrates with different performance abilities so always refer to our specialists for specific criteria matching.

PS14 (Standard Adhesive) is a rubber resin fitting for most general-purpose applications, will adhere to most exteriors excluding PVC and any plastics bearing plasticisers. PS14 is a low tack adhesive, ideal for use on metal, glass, wood, rigid plastics, and card.

  • Temperature operating range: -15°C to +90°C
  • Tack – Medium/Low
  • Peel average 17 N/cm
  • Special features – high cohesion under temperature.

PS15 (Flame Retardant Adhesive) this hook and loop tape has a flame retardant backing, this is a general-purpose rubber block polymer, used largely in the aviation and automotive industry, the glue has excellent tack and is also perfect for use on Polyethylene and Polypropylene however can also be used on the same surfaces as PS14. PS15 will not adhere well to PVC, Vinyl or anything containing plasticisers. It achieves 80% bond strength in about an hour; full strength in 30 hours, formulated for many substrates, especially uneven or rough surfaces.

  • Tack – Excellent
  • Temperature operating range -40°F to 120°F
  • Peel average 20 N/cm
  • Special features – fire retardant meets F.A.R 25.853 and MVSS302

PS18 (Acrylic) is a high tack water-based adhesive, it offers the best answer when sticking to PVC and plastics with plasticisers. PS18 also adheres well to Foamex so it is good to use in exhibitions; the resin also offers good heat resistance when compared to other adhesives. PS18 is not recommended for use on Polyethylene or Polypropylene.

  • Tack – High
  • Temperature operating range -20ºC to +120ºC
  • Peel average 22 N/cm
  • Special features – high-temperature resistance

PS30 Adhesive VELCRO® Brand Extra Thin Fastener is an adhesive-backed low profile High Technology Hook and Loop closure, allowing easy removal and replacement of indoor devices.

VELCRO® Brand Extruded High Technology Hook with Loop Closure, Low profile for indoor use. Adhesive designed for a wide number of substrates such as aluminium, stainless steel, glass, plywood, polyester, polyethene and polypropylene. The adhesive is not suitable for Vinyl-PVC. Low adhesive temperature resistance – High tack adhesion.

  • Tack – Excellent
  • Temperature operating range -15ºC to +60ºC
  • Peel average 20 N/cm
  • Special features – performs well onto polyolefins. 

PS51 Heavy Duty Self Adhesive is used when in need of extra strength. with VELCRO® Brand Heavy Duty tape, you do not need to look anywhere else. With its superior rubber adhesive, it enables use on most services such as metal, glass, wood, rigid plastic, and card. On top of that, because it is weather-resistant it can be used on rough surfaces and even outdoor applications!

Caution: it is not suitable for PVC, Vinyl or anything that involves plasticisers. You will need PS18 for that!

  • Tack – Medium
  • Temperature operating range -15 ºC to +90 ºC
  • Peel average 24 N/cm
  • Special features – High peel strength and performs well on uneven or rough surfaces.

That is it! You are now an expert on the different Pressure Sensitive (PS) range provided by VELCRO® Brand. Other adhesives are available. For any further questions on what type of adhesive to use, get in touch today!

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