When attaching a Hook and Loop Fastener to a flexible material, sometimes traditional methods such as sewing, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA), and stapling just don’t work. For some manufacturers, a Weldable Backed Hook and Loop is the preferred option. Even though this process can be more involved than traditional PSA applications, it has many benefits.
Reasons to use weldable adhesive:
Once the Weldable Fastener has been positioned correctly on the substrate, heat and pressure are applied to activate the adhesive which securely bonds the two materials together. This method is durable and suited for larger applications, for example:
V Tapes Weldable Hook and Loop fasteners are currently being used by many manufacturers around the world, in all types of industries. A weldable adhesive is dry to the touch but activates when heat is applied through RF Welding.
When Welding Hook and Loop Tape, a couple of common methods include ‘Tack Bar Welding’ and ‘Wedge Bar Welding’.