Optically clear mounting adhesives are completely clear, two sided adhesive products specifically designed for applications requiring ultimate optical clarity. Optically clear mounting adhesives from D&K contain UV inhibitors to reduce color shift (fading) in graphics due to UV rays given off by the sun and other light sources. Common applications for optically clear mounting adhesives include window graphics and face mounted acrylic graphics. Optically clear mounting adhesives feature polyester film release liners that give total transparency to the product and protect the adhesives prior to application.
- Optically Clear Permanent (UV) – OC
Optically clear permanent adhesives feature a clear polyester carrier coated on both sides with a permanent solvent acrylic adhesive. The adhesives include UV inhibitors to reduce color shift (fading) caused by sunlight and other UV sources. Two polyester film liners protect both sides of the adhesive and give the product a completely optically clear look. Optically clear permanent adhesives are ideal for permanent indoor or outdoor mounting applications to glass or acrylic. These adhesive products require a laminator with release liner takeup.
- Optically Clear Removable (UV) – OCR
Optically clear removable products contain a clear polyester carrier that is coated on one side with a permanent solvent acrylic adhesive and a removable solvent acrylic adhesive on the other. The permanent adhesive is designed to adhere to the print or graphic while the removable side can be applied to acrylic or glass windows. UV inhibitors in the adhesive layers offer protection against color shift (fading) caused by sunlight and other UV sources. Optically clear removable adhesives can be used for short to long-term/permanent mounting applications since the removable adhesive offers a strong bond that will not lift from glass or acrylic until purposely detached. Optically clear removable adhesives are ideal for window graphics and face mounted acrylic pieces. These adhesive products require a laminator with release liner takeup.
- Brilliance™ Window Adhesive (UV) – EOCR
Brilliance™ Window Adhesives are optically clear mounting adhesives featuring a permanent solvent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive on one side and a removable adhesive on the reverse that is protected by a textured air egress liner. This advanced, heavy duty egress liner creates air escape channels in the adhesive that allows for bubble-free installation on interior or exterior windows. Window graphics can be easily dry mounted by untrained individuals without requiring water or other wetting agents. Brilliance Window Adhesives are designed for short to medium term interior or exterior window graphics. This mounting adhesive also includes UV inhibitors to reduce color shift (fading) caused by sunlight and other UV sources.
- Optistick Permanent (UV) – OSP
Optistick permanent is a unique optically clear mounting adhesive solution that features a clear polyester carrier film coated on one side with a low melt thermal adhesive and a permanent solvent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive on the reverse. The permanent pressure sensitive adhesive is protected by a clear polyester release liner that is removed just prior to application. This unique configuration allows users to create permanent decals and window graphics without requiring a laminator with a release liner takeup. Decals can be produced on thermal laminators and then applied to windows or clear substrates such as acrylic at a later time.
- Optistick Removable (UV) – OSR
Optistick removable mounting adhesives offer the same unique characteristics as Optistick permanent products, only with a removable solvent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. Optistick removable is ideal for cost-effective window graphics that can be applied on site. These optically clear adhesives are designed for interior window use.