How To Apply High Bond Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape

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Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape – Cleaning Instructions:

Cleaning

Surface preparation is an important stage of applying Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape. To clean your light and medium contaminated substrates, Omni offers the Silver Clean. Any isopropanol/alcohol solution (IPA) is also acceptable. When cleaning your substrate, a tear free, light colored paper towel is required. Wipe the substrate in one direction using the one cloth method (one cloth with cleaner) or a two cloth method (one cloth with cleaner and one dry cloth to follow) is acceptable if you are short on time. Repeat these steps until your cloth is clean and free of any contaminants. For heavily contaminated substrates, use a cleaning agent such as MEK, Heptan or Acetone. These cleaning agents may leave a residue which would have to be removed using the IPA cleaner.

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You can clean your substrates using the one cloth method; one light colored paper towel drenched in cleaner. Or, if you are short on time, use the two cloth method; one light colored paper towel drenched in cleaner,  followed by one dry light coloured paper towel.

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Abrading

 When bonding to raw aluminum, abrading of the surface is a must. The oils used in the waltzing of the aluminum are pressed into the pores of the material. To remove these oils, that will influence the bond, we recommend using the Omni SilverPads. These abrasive pads ensure the proper level of abrasion without damaging your substrates. Besides raw aluminum, abrading is a method utilized to help improve your bond. After the abrasion process is completed, remove any residue using an IPA cleaner following the methods mentioned above.

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Primer

The use of a primer is recommended when bonding to some low surface energy substrates.  Examples include, different types of polymers, powder coated metals, or porous materials such as wood, cork, stone or concrete. Primers are also used to help speed up your production process. The Omni Tape line can take up to 72 hours to reach its end-strength. The use of a primer ensures the end-strength will be achieved within 20 minutes.

Omni offers two primers; the primer 33 and the primer 101. Determining which one of these primers is suitable for your application ultimately depends on the substrates and environmental influences. Your Omni technical support will gladly advise you which primer to use.

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Double Sided Foam Tape -Application Instructions:

After the Primer is completely dry, the Omni Tape can be applied on the substrate. Position the Omni Tape on the material and apply light pressure by pushing the thumb over the liner. Make sure that the air between the tape and material is removed.

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Pressure on Application

Omni Tapes are pressure sensitive adhesives.  Therefore, a minimum amount of pressure is required on the bond line to ensure the maximum adhesion to your substrates. This pressure should be applied in a rolling fashion. A hand roller or mechanical presser is the preferred methods. The pressure on the bond line must be a minimum of at least 10N/cm².

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Double Sided Foam Tape Liner removal

To remove the liners from the Omni Tapes we recommend the use of either a knife, scissors or a file brush.

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Cleaners & Primers for Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape: 

Omni Cleaner and Primers. To achieve the perfect bond, surface preparation is a must. The Silver Clean and Primers 33 and 101 will help you to reach this by offering excellent cleaning and priming characteristics.

Silver Clean

The Silver Clean is an isopropanol /alcohol mixture (IPA). This cleaner has excellent degreasing capabilities and is, due to its volatile nature, extremely suitable for time critical applications which many of our and our customers’, applications are. The Omni SilverClean is suitable for light to medium contaminated materials. Grease, dust, oils etc. are easily removed by this cleaner. In case of high contamination levels, Omni advises a more aggressive cleaner like MEK, Heptan or Acetone. The principles of door production are basically the same; a panel (composite, wood, plastic etc,) is bonded to a steel or aluminium frame.

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Silver Clean pre-drenched  IPA cleaner towels

No more bottles of cleaner, no more spills, easy to use, less waste. Some of the advantages of the new Silver Clean pre-drenched towels. The mixture of 96% Isopropyl Alcohol and 4% Deionized Water ensures the level of cleaning needed for the use of the Silver Tapes. The standard packages contain 100 towels. The polyester cellulose nonwoven towels are 153mm x 216mm in size and are absolutely lint free to prevent contamination of your bonding surface.

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Primer 101UV and 201 – Applying for Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape to Glass

To complete the range of Omni Primers, we now offer the Omni Primer 101UV, which is the standard 101 primer with a UV tracer to check the use of primer in the production process. Besides this, we also offer the Omni Primer 201, a silane primer especially for the bonding of glass.  Because of the hydrophilic characteristics of glass, the microscopic pores of the glass are “filled” with this primer to effectuate the best substrate for bonding.

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Primers 33 & 101 – Applying for Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape to Panels

Omni Primers are designed to work in conjunction with acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive systems.  When used correctly, adhesion promoters become a thin film on the surface of the material on which it is applied. The film anchors itself onto the material surface.  The surface energy of this film is typically higher than the material to which the adhesion promoter is applied. The higher the surface energy level, the better the bond of the pressure sensitive adhesive. The adhesion promoters are compatible with Omni’s Silver Tape acrylic foam tapes.

With the use of Silver Tape, these noises are minimised or eliminated altogether. Besides this, you can imagine the aesthetics are very important to these manufacturers as well.  Applications in this industry are floor, wall and ceiling panels as well as the lighting and instrument panels.

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Application Tools for Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape: 

Our partners are able to manufacture any kind of tape applicator, laminator and presser.  An example is shown on the drawing/picture above. This hand laminator can also be fitted onto a fixture for in-line tape application and can be adjusted for the use of slit or spool rolls. Besides these applicators any kind of custom made equipment is available at our customers’ request.

Hand Laminator Tools for Applying Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape

Hand lamination unit for lamination of SGA tape directly to the substrate (glass or profile).
Straight alignment with a specified (adjustable) distance from edge of the substrate.
Tape-width easy adjustable (5-30mm)
● Wet-Out pressure by spring-force.
● Red-Green indicator showing correct wet-out pressure.
● Precision ball-bearings.
● Robust
● Weight 5.5kg
● Rack for storing the unit nearby the lamination workplace
Hand Laminator SGA 200

Hand Pressers

Apply additional hand pressure on application tool. (e.g. glass to frame or profile).
Straight alignment.
● Clamping width refer to table
● Wet-Out pressure by spring-force.
● Red-Green indicator showing correct wet-out pressure.
● Precision ball-bearings.
● Robust design.
● Weight approx. 4kg

Hand Pressers

Continuous Laminator SGA 500

Linear lamination unit for stationary use. Lamination of SGA tape directly to the substrate (glass or profile).
Straight alignment with a specified (adjustable) distance from edge of the substrate. Linear lamination unit for stationary use. Lamination of SGA tape directly to the substrate (glass or profile).
● Tape-width easy adjustable (5-30mm)
● Wet-Out pressure by spring-force.
● Precision ball-bearings.
● Unit to be integrated in your line.
● Robust design.

Weight approx. 7.5kg

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SGA 100 – Mitre Guide

Maximum tape width 25mm. For internal mitre cuts, external mitre cuts and external mitre cuts.

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SGA 130 – Hand Roller

These hand roller are used for manual pressing the adhesive tape. 

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Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape – Product Range:

5310 – High Bond Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape – Transparent 1.0mm Thick

5341 – High Bond Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape – Grey 1.2mm Thick Foam

5350 – High Bond Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape – White 1.1mm Thick Foam

5391 – High Bond Double Sided Acrylic Foam Tape – Grey 2.3mm Thick Foam

 

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