3M PX5000 series is a primerless Acrylic Foam Tape portfolio designed for use with low surface energy plastics.
These products are double coated acrylic foam tapes for attaching automotive exterior trim parts. Their deep black color creates an excellent bond-line appearance.
3M PX5000 Series Application Ideas:
- Sensor Attachment
- Body Side Moldings
- Pillar Garnishes
- Much More
3M PX5000 Acrylic Foam Tape is recommended for use with medium surface energy and low surface energy substrates as well as medium to difficult automotive clear coat systems.
Issues Prevented by Using Primerless Acrylic Foam Tape:
- Worker Health and Environmental Risks
- High Costs of Primer Automation Equipment
- Costs of Primers
- Additional Labor Costs to Apply Primer
- Potential Quality Issues due to Primer Application Issues
- Maintenance and Storage or 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.
Converting 3M PX5000
3M PX5000 can be die cut and converted into custom formats depending on your needs.
Slitting: Strouse can slit rolls of Acrylic Foam Tape to custom widths. This provides you bonding tape in the exact width you need for your project. No excess, waste, or cutting necessary for your employees.
Spooling: This unique capability allows Strouse to combine multiple rolls of Acrylic Foam Tape into one large spooled roll or reel. Much like fishing line is neatly wrapped around a reel; spooling neatly wraps foam tape onto a wider core allowing for longer length rolls of material. This can save you time and money reducing changeovers of rolls while keeping your machines running longer.
Die Cutting: This is the process of cutting a wide roll of tape into a custom shape or usable part for your process. Parts can be cut into different formats to fit seamlessly into your assembly.
Individual pieces – Foam tapes can be laminated with liner on both sides leaving no exposed adhesive. This means that when parts are die cut they are provided as individual pieces placed inside a bag.
Sheeted Parts – Some assembly processes require multiple shapes or parts of the same material. This is where sheeted parts come in handy. Multiple parts can be cut onto a single sheet ensuring that assemblers will use all of the required parts during assembly. This reduces error in your process as well as the potential for product failure.
Die Cut Parts on a Roll – This is our most popular format for providing die cuts. Custom cut parts can be provided on a liner in the form of a rolled good. This allows for hundreds or thousands of parts to fit on a single roll. This makes application of die cut parts easy and efficient as parts can be removed from the roll and the next part is ready to be peeled and placed.
Tabs or Extended Liners: Die cut solutions are great for hand assembly or automated processes but sometimes removing the backing from an adhesive die cut can be difficult. Strouse simplifies this process by adding a tab to the part or extended liners that make it easy to remove the liner and place the adhesive. This can make tasks easier for your assemblers saving them from the frustration of removing thin liners while saving time and money in the process.