SolaTrim is applied to the module frame with a “Peel & Stick” Foam Tape Adhesive to allow for easy installation and long lasting protection.
- Pressure sensitive adhesive for quick application with immediate handling strength to speed assembly.
- Strength to replace liquid adhesives and mechanical fasteners in many applications
- Neat application without the mess, ooze and curing delay of liquid adhesives.
- Can typically tolerate differential movement in the shear plane up to 3 times in thickness.
- Bonds and seals simultaneously with durability to withstand vibration, impact and weathering.
- Provides a clean, smooth appearance.
Most substrates are best prepared by cleaning with an Acetone wipe (included with product) prior to applying the Acrylic Foam Tape to the module frame.
Bond Strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact developed. Firm application pressure (min. 15lbs PSI) develops better adhesive contact and helps improve bond strength.
The suggested humidity for the application is below 90%. SolaTrim adhesive should be kept and applied below 79% R.H.
Ideal application temperature range is 20°C to 50°C (68°F to 122°F). Minimum suggested application temperatures to 10°C (50°F). To obtain good performance, surfaces should be dry and free of condensed moisture.
After application, the bond strength will increase as the adhesive flows onto the surface. This flow is faster at higher temperatures and slower at lower temperatures.
Note: This technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.