3M™ Reclosable Fasteners

3M™ Reclosable Fasteners Overview

3M™ Reclosable Fasteners are also known as 3M Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners. This is a two-layer laminate that consists of a proprietary snap-locking system layer and an adhesive layer. The locking system layer is made of polypropylene. The adhesive layer is 3M VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tape. Both 9.3 and 10.6 micron CO2 lasers can be used for laser cutting 3M Reclosable Fasteners. The laser beam will rapidly heat and vaporize the material that is directly in its path, creating a smooth and clean cut through both layers. Laser cutting 3M Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners has a distinct advantage over mechanical tools with traditional cutting edges. The blades of mechanical cutters can damage the polypropylene snap-locking system, but laser cutting is a non-contact process so it does not cause any damage.

Applicable Laser Processes for 3M™ Reclosable Fasteners

Laser Cutting
Laser Marking

Laser Processing Examples of 3M™ Reclosable Fasteners

3M Reclosable Fastener Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO<sub>2</sub> Laser

3M Reclosable Fastener Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO2 Laser