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3M's Primerless Acrylic Plus Tape - 3M PX5000

By Sue Chambers on Feb 23, 2015 2:04:00 AM

Topics: 3M News
3M PX5000

Using primer can be problematic for manufacturers including both health and environmental risks. 3M Acrylic Plus Tape PX5000 is a new primerless foam tape series designed for low surface energy plastics that help keep your workforce safe while reducing your costs.

WESTMINSTER, Maryland – February 23, 2015 – 3M Automotive Division is now introducing 3M Acrylic Plus Tape PX5000 Series. This primerless acrylic foam tape is designed for permanent bonding and attachment to low surface energy plastics including TPO, PP/EPDM, Polypropylene and others. As a 3M Preferred Converter of pressure sensitive adhesive, Strouse has access to primerless acrylic foam tape and other 3M products.

Recently 3M introduced EX4500 series tape, a primerless VHB for medium surface energy plastics. This innovative new product has already simplified automated and hand assembly processes for many manufacturers. As this product gains traction in the market, manufacturers have been looking for a solution for low surface energy substrates. That’s exactly why 3M Acrylic Foam Tape Series PX5000 was created.

Using primers can be problematic for manufacturers. Some of these issues include:

  • Potential Risk of Worker Health and Environmental Issues
  • High Costs of Automation Equipment
  • Cost of Primer
  • Additional Labor Costs to Apply Primer
  • Potential for Quality Issues Due to Primer Application Issues
  • Maintenance and Storage of Primer and Priming Equipment
  • Much More

3M PX5000 can potentially offer many benefits to manufacturers. By eliminating the need for primer you can improve environment, health and safety issues for your employees who handle, apply, and are exposed to primers. This also reduces the complexity of your manufacturing process and can lead to better quality control and greater quality assurance of your product by eliminating variables in your process. 3M PX5000 tapes also help to reduce costs associated with primer. Costs for the primer itself as well as shipping, handling and storing the chemicals can cut into project budgets and profit margins.

Strouse can die cut and convert large rolls of 3M PX5000 into usable custom shaped parts for your assembly. Parts can be supplied on a roll, as individual pieces with liner on both sides to protect the adhesive, or on a sheet. Parts can be designed with a tab or extended liner to make peel and application easier for either hand or automated assembly.

Strouse is a die cut adhesive manufacturer with over 25 years of industry experience. Serving the medical, automotive, military, appliance, and renewable energy industries, Strouse continues to innovate. With a quality management system currently registered to ISO 9001:2008 standards, Strouse not only has a commitment to quality but excellent customer service. A full team of design and development engineers allows Strouse to invest the necessary time and resources for each and every project. Located in Westminster, Maryland, Strouse can be contacted directly at 1-800-410-8273 or visit our website for more info at

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.

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