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Bostik Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive
Please note our distributor is no longer carrying this brand and no inventory now remains. Please see Duck Brand Removable Poster Putty as an alternative.
Bostik Blu-Tack, the original reusable adhesive, can be formed into any desired shape. It stays permanently plastic and pliable, and each package comes with strips for easy use. You can choose from an all-blue pack or a multi-colored pack. The blue pack has 4 strips, each approximately .75 inches wide by 8 inches long. In the mixed color pack, there are 5 strips (yellow, blue, orange, green and pink), and each strip is approximately .5 inches wide by 8 inches long.
Features and Benefits
- Can be used on various surfaces - non-porous, painted, vinyl coated wallpaper, metal, glass and more
- Removable by dabbing or rolling with another blob of Blu-Tack
- Putty presses on and rolls off
- Keep pictures from moving around on walls
- Leave notes on doors
- Stick up posters
- Seal around doors and windows
- Hold candles (as alternative candle holders)
- Remove hair and dust from clothing
- Create 3-dimensional models
- Hold figurines in place on a window sill
- Attach screw to screwdriver for tight, hard-to-reach places
- Pick up dropped nails or screws
- Reduce noise vibration
- Clean computer keys
- Hold markers in place on white board
- Secure speakers on speaker stands
- Graphite eraser or magnet
- Hold end of measuring tape on wall for long measurements
Bostik Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.
Question & Answers
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).
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.
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.
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 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