Water and Solvent Based Adhesives for Lamination and Flocking
Our SikaTherm® product line includes water-based and solvent-based one-component (1C) and two-component (2C) systems. Long open times and good resistance to heat or hydrolysis make them ideal for flocking and laminating applications with textile, wood, plastics, and other common substrates. For the 1-component systems, curing occurs as the solvent or water in the system evaporates with curing speed dependent on the ambient temperature. 2-component systems react with the curing agent and cure most independently from ambient conditions.
SikaTherm® adhesives are typically applied by spray gun to both joining surfaces. For applications with non-treated polyolefin substrates, a SikaSense® primer can be used to improve adhesion. 2C systems must be properly mixed to ensure reliable performance.
Main Material Properties
SikaTherm® adhesives cover a broad range of applications, substrates, and processes, so material properties vary depending on which substrates are being bonded.
- Fast drying
- Broad adhesion range
- High initial strength
- Excellent resistance against heat and hydrolysis
- Low-VOC emissions