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Adhesives for Every Surface

by Cubbison, on Dec 19, 2013 3:47:00 PM

Having issues with your nameplate/label not sticking? Speak with one of engineers so we can recommend just the right adhesive for your application.  As a 3M Preferred Supplier, we have access to adhesives for smooth, textured, and powder coated surfaces.

Adhesives are available for both high and low surface energy.

To illustrate the concept of surface energy, think of water on the unwaxed hood of a car. The unwaxed hood has high surface energy and water on the hood flows into puddles. In comparison, a waxed hood has low surface energy and the water beads up rather than flows out. Similar to water, adhesive on a high surface energy surface flows and “wets out” the surface. “Wetting out” is required to form a strong bond. As a rule of thumb, the higher the surface energy, the greater the strength of adhesion.”

Good Source to learn more about adhesives and surfaces. - http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Support/Technical-News-Articles/?PC_Z7_U00M8B1A00NI60IDFIPS8T3HR2000000_assetId=1319246224870

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