The design of the 3M™ Dual Lock™ hook and loop tape is made of mushroom-shaped stems. When the stems have combined they interlock together, thus ge...
The design of the 3M™ Dual Lock™ hook and loop tape is made of mushroom-shaped stems. When the stems have combined they interlock together, thus generating five times the closure strength of a typical hook and loop fasteners.
When the two strips are pressed together with the stems flex and the mushroom heads slide past each other. When joined, the stem snaps back into its original position, interlocking with the opposing heads. This system can be opened and closed 1000 times before losing 50% of the original tensile strength.
The Dual Lock™ tape uses an acrylic adhesive that bonds well to a variety of materials, including some plastics, metal, glass, and painted surfaces. The quick adhesion ensures easy installation without the use of a mechanical attachment process. The self-adhesive sticks quickly and reaches full strength after 72 hours. Once bonded the interlocked, mushroom-shaped stems may hold as well as screws and rivets, yet separate easily for access.
The 3M tape features an acrylic foam tape protected by a removable liner. This ensures the construction allows for better contact with surfaces having a slight texture or surface irregularities.
Bonds well to high and medium surface energy substrates such as metals, glass, plastics (e.g. acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS)
Super strength: five times the tensile strength of typical hook-and-loop fasteners
Clean, smooth “behind the scenes” hold for aesthetic improvements - flexibility to fit your designs
Maintain surface integrity with no holes to invite moisture, corrosion or dirt
Simple to apply, use and maintain
Ability to join dissimilar materials without corrosion and contamination
Vibration absorption and security, no loosening or failing attachments
Durable for repeated opening and closings, hundreds of reattachments
Allows for precise alignment before final closure
Gives haptic and noise feed back for proper closure