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:
Our applications include:
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.
Thickness range (mm)
Temp. range (˚C)
Bond to metal
Bond to HSE plastic
Bond to LSE plastic
Bond to foam, felt, mesh
Max width (cm)
Max length (m)
Manufacturer / SOS
D/S or S/S
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||3||Nitrile phenolic resin||1||4||2||5||None||4||Brown||3M™||150||No data||0.05||4|
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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.
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