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3M RF-I Scotch Indoor Fasteners

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Product Description

Scotch Indoor Fasteners are precut strips of nylon hook and loop tape backed with a premium acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) that works exceptionally as a closure/mounting alternative to zippers, snaps, screws, hooks, and more. Each mating pair consists of one rougher half that is coarse to the touch and filled with very tiny hooks, while the opposing half is softer and filled with clusters of hairy loops. When the two halves are pressed together, the hooks catch the loops and bind the strips/pieces together, which can be easily separated at will by pulling or peeling them apart. The woven nylon backing is estimated to last for up to 10,000 of these openings/closures, ensuring years of reliable service.

The acrylic adhesive used on these fasteners provides fair initial adhesion and excellent moisture, UV, and solvent resistance. Approximately 50% of ultimate bond strength is achieved at room temperature in the first 20 minutes, 90% after about 24 hours, and 100% after about 72 hours. Bonds well to materials such as bare and painted (non-powder coated) metals, glass, sealed wood, paint, and many HSE plastics (such as acrylic, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and rigid vinyl - not to LSE plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene). These adhesive-backed reclosable fasteners should be applied to surfaces that are smooth, dry, and free of oils, mold release agents, or other surface contaminants.

Excels when used for securing items, mounting small/medium objects on walls or other surfaces, or creating closures. Estimated to hold approximately 1 pound per inch, but more or less may be needed depending on specific conditions or end-use applications.

* Multiple cases may be shipped per package in order to minimize the charge for shipping.

 

Technical Information

3M RF-I Scotch Indoor Fasteners
  • Carrier/Backing: woven nylon hook and loop
  • Adhesive: acrylic   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: clear polyethylene film
  • Thickness: 4 mils (liner)   What is mil thickness?
  • Service/Operating Temperature: -40°F to 220°F
  • Engaged Thickness: 100 to 160 mils
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

RF-I Standard sizes

ITEM SIZEITEM # ITEMS PER CASE QUANTITY ORDERING PRICE PER ITEM PRICE PER CASE

5/8 in. diameter circles, 16 sets

RF7060 / RF706124

Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Items)

$2.49

$1.72
a 31 % discount

$1.69
a 32 % discount

$1.66
a 33 % discount

N/A

$41.28

$40.56

$39.84

3/4 in. x 3 in. strips, 4 sets

RF7030 / RF703124

Single Item (1-23 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (24-119 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (120-239 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 240 Items)

$2.67

$1.86
a 30 % discount

$1.83
a 31 % discount

$1.80
a 33 % discount

N/A

$44.64

$43.92

$43.20

7/8 in. x 7/8 in. squares, 12 sets

RF4720 / RF472112

Single Item (1-11 Items)

1 - 4 Cases (12-59 Items)

5 - 9 Cases (60-119 Items)

10+ Cases (>= 120 Items)

$2.54

$1.76
a 31 % discount

$1.73
a 32 % discount

$1.71
a 33 % discount

N/A

$21.12

$20.76

$20.52

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User Reviews

3M RF-I Scotch Indoor Fasteners
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
acrylic
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
silicone
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
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