Optical Adhesive Films are thin films, which have the ability to form into any type of protective sheet that you want. They come with different properties that are important in industrial and household uses. In recent days it has been gaining more popularity because of its wide range of advantages. Some of them are discussed below. Since it has a very fine coating it can avoid any sort of damage from dirt and dust. The film can be easily cleaned with just soap and water.
Sealing against heat
As we all know heat is one of the biggest enemy of adhesive films. Sealing films can prevent heat transfer from coming into contact with objects. Light emission rate is very high with Optical Clear Adhesive (OCA), so be it solid surface, oil or water, with the least light transmission speed, OCA is the cure. This property of OCA is being found quite useful these days when you find most of the objects are coated with some sort of adhesive or plastic film. This film is also resistant to acid attacks.
High resistance to moisture
Especially in food packaging industry, this film can resist moisture for longer periods of time than any other possible film. These films can also resist high temperatures and extreme pressures. Some of the chemicals that OCA is usually used for are water-soluble adhesives, solvents, oils and acrylics. OCA is mostly used for bonding and sealing purposes.
Long shelf life
When using OCA you don’t have to worry about changing your adhesive films frequently. You can easily use them for many years together without having to worry about their effectiveness. This property of OCA is used all over the world in several sectors. From automotive and construction to food packaging and medical devices industries, you name it and you have it!
Better adhesive bond
It’s all about better bond especially when we talk about products with high friction and usage level. The OCA is very easy to use and has better adhesion properties. The film can also withstand extreme temperature variation, can handle pressure and is able to maintain its quality for a long time.
No post flow problems
It has no post flow limitations. It can be easily applied even on curved surfaces. It can also work well with polyethylene and vinyl and other related materials. It’s clear that OCA doesn’t have any restriction for applying it on different objects.
Better adhesive adhesion
There are more than hundred unique OCA bonding agents which make it better than other possible adhesive media available in the market. It’s also more durable than other known adhesive. It can resist heat, abrasion and chemical treatments. Its anti-stagnant quality allows the document to be used in any environment. Its anti-reflective property makes it work well with light and fluorescent.
It also has the UV stabilization feature. It works well to safeguard documents from harmful ultraviolet rays. So, it will not be affected by UV rays. It can work with any type of document.
Vibrant and bright white
OCA is extensively used for signage and also used as labels in food products like dairy products, milk and juice, etc. They are applied in outdoor and indoor environments as well. The vibrant and bright white color make it easy to recognize and read. It has excellent scratch resistance. It is water, heat and moisture resistant as well. The fact that it can be applied on smooth and flat surfaces makes it popular for use in food packaging and household items.
No post-production errors
The adhesive film can be made error free through the process of post-production. The errors can be eliminated by the use of a computer printer. The film can be used for different purposes. It can be used as labels on CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes, etc. It can be used as an adhesive on the outer surface of CDs or DVDs hence protecting them as well.
There is a very low cost involved in making a film and therefore it can be bought by the masses. It is also low cost when compared to other sticky papers like paints and adhesives. The fact that you do not have to worry about its quality and also that you can create different designs with it makes it attractive. It can be bought from any store and you can customize the design yourself. You can use it for almost everything.
There are numerous advantages of using optical adhesive films which is why they have become so popular. As there is no post-production error involved, it proves to be less expensive than other adhesive papers. It can be used for a number of applications. One of the best uses for these films is for making labels on CDs, DVDs, and protect them by these transparent plastic coatings. It can also be used in the electronic industry to protect screws and other hardware.