Heat Activated Films

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  • About heat activated film

    Heat activated films are nitrile phenolic based thermoplastics with a similar bond strength to that of a VHB tape. When heat and pressure are applied, the film is activated and will bond to substrates not normally suited to pressure sensitive adhesive tapes. Films will bond with ease to metals, plastics, textiles, foams and wood.

    Heat activated film is available with different adhesives on either side, for the bonding of different substrates e.g. metal to plastic. We have an extensive range of film products from World leading manufacturers. Click on the products tab for more information.

    Our heat activated adhesive film characteristics:

    • Good age resistance
    • Good shock resistance
    • Flexible
    • Range of thicknesses
    • Heat or solvent activation
    • High bonding strength
    • Good chemical resistance
    • High temperature stability
    • Remain flexible and elastic
    • Plasticiser resistance
    • Differential options available
    • Electrically conductive options available

    Our applications include:

    • Battery door attachment
    • Bezel bonding
    • Case assembly
    • Flex bonding
    • Logo bonding
    • Memory card bonding
    • Bonding parts of consumer electronics
    • Low surface energy bonding
    • Any application requiring metal to plastic bonding
  • Search heat activated film

    Browse through our full range of heat activated films below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague.


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    • Thickness (mm)
    • Min. temp (˚C)
    • Max. long temp (˚C)
    • Max. short temp (˚C)
    • Chem resist
    • UV resist
    • Bond to metal
    • Bond to HSE plastic
    • Bond to LSE plastic
    • Bond to foam, felt, mesh
    • Max width (cm)
    • Max length (m)
    • Stock status
    • Manufacturer / SOS
    • D/S or S/S
    • Sterilisation method
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    • Bond to foam, felt, mesh

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    • Stock status

    • Manufacturer / SOS

    • D/S or S/S

    • Sterilisation method

    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

    Title Stock status Adhesive Bond to foam, felt, mesh Bond to HSE plastic Bond to LSE plastic Bond to metal Carrier Chem resist Colour D/S or S/S Manufacturer / SOS Max length (m) Max. long temp (˚C) Max. short temp (˚C) Max width (cm) Min. temp (˚C) Sterilisation method Thickness (mm) UV resist
    3M™ 583 3M™ 583 3 Nitrile phenolic resin 1 4 2 5 None 4 Brown 3M™ 150 No data 0.05 4
  • Films in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of our heat activated films! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.


  • Customising your tape

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your adhesive material to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your film offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.


  • Learn more about heat activated films

    To learn more about our heat activated films and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.


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