At Polymer Science, our talented staff and engineers design many solutions in adhesives including acrylic, heat-activated acrylic and hybrid acrylic-rubber heat-activated adhesive. These adhesives are just as useful in general industrial applications as in the many specialty products we manufacture.
Polymer Science designs pressure sensitive and heat activated adhesives for use in general purpose applications in medical, automotive, aerospace, consumer, appliance, consumer electronics and many others. Available as transfer adhesives, single-sided and double-sided tapes, Polymer Science is very responsive and eager to work with companies in need of adhesives for general adhesive and bonding applications.
Polymer Science can consult with you to determine the best adhesive for your needs. Among our most popular general industrial adhesives are heat-activated adhesives. Heat-activated adhesives are used widely throughout manufacturing. The main advantage of heat-activated adhesives is the materials are dry at room temperature and so fully repositionable. Since the adhesive does not adhere to itself and other surfaces, working with this product within restrictive spaces and small designs is easy. When heat is applied to these products, the adhesive activates within seconds and quickly forms a bond. When the adhesive cools, it crosslinks and the bond is strengthened. Waste and processing are reduced compared to other adhesives because there is no release liner to remove and discard.
Polymer Science offers a number of heat-activated adhesives including hybrid acrylic-rubber heat-activated adhesives. Generally, rubber-based adhesives perform well on low surface energy materials but do not have the cohesive strength and stability of acrylic materials. Acrylic adhesives typically do not bond well to plastic surfaces. Hybrid acrylic-rubber adhesives bond well to low-energy surfaces and perform well over time.
Polymer Science focuses on adhesives, tapes and coating solutions for companies of all sizes. To learn more about any of our adhesive products, contact our team.