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While many adhesive users have been underwhelmed with water based products in the past, 3M’s 1000NF new fast tack water based adhesive is poised to change perceptions.
The product offers strength and speed comparable to solvent based adhesives, with additional benefits including zero VOCs and Greenguard certification.
Suitable for a wide variety of applications, including furniture mattress and upholstery manufacturing, woodworking, foam bonding and insulation attachment and speciality vehicle applications, 1000NF is derived from a tape formulation that gains strength as it dries. This chemistry gives the adhesive capabilities that have been lacking in previous water based adhesives, including fast bonding (1 to 10 minutes) and a strong ultimate strength. Depending on the substrates used, the adhesive can achieve handling strength almost instantly, yet remains repositionable while still wet.
The long-term stable bonds provided by 1000NF also offer good heat resistance. The adhesive is non-flammable in its wet state, and contains no polychloroprene. It bonds most nonwovens, foams, plastics, plastic laminates, wood, plywood and canvas to themselves and each other, giving it utility for a broad range of industries.
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