Pressure-Activated Adhesive Film

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Model Number: NH-84657

Brand: Niche Healthcare

  • High optical clarity for maximum fluorescence transmission
  • Stick to the plate, not the gloves
  • Excellent sealing performance
  • Suitable for thermal cycling



Pressure-activated adhesive film, also known as pressure-sensitive adhesive film, is a type of laboratory consumable used to seal microplates, including PCR plates, deep-well plates, and microtiter plates. Unlike heat-sealing films, pressure-activated adhesive films do not require heat to form a seal. Instead, they utilize pressure to activate the adhesive and bond the film to the microplate.

Here are some key features and characteristics of pressure-activated adhesive film:

Pressure-Sealing Capability: Pressure-activated adhesive film forms a seal when pressure is applied to the film against the microplate. This can be achieved manually by pressing down on the film with a roller or by using a specialized instrument designed for sealing microplates.

Adhesive Layer: Pressure-activated adhesive films have an adhesive layer on one side that is activated upon contact with the microplate surface. The adhesive forms a strong bond with the microplate, creating a secure seal over the wells.

No Heat Required: Unlike heat-sealing films, pressure-activated adhesive films do not require heat or a heat-sealing instrument, making them suitable for applications where heat may interfere with sample integrity or when heat-sealing equipment is not available.

Versatility: Pressure-activated adhesive films are compatible with various microplate types and formats, providing a convenient and versatile sealing option for different laboratory applications.

Chemical Compatibility: The adhesive used in pressure-activated films is typically resistant to common laboratory reagents and solvents, ensuring that sealed microplates remain free from contamination and sample loss.

Puncture Resistance: Pressure-activated adhesive films provide protection against punctures and leaks, maintaining sample integrity during handling, storage, and transportation.

Peelable or Permanent: Pressure-activated adhesive films may come in peelable or permanent versions. Peelable films can be easily removed from the microplate without leaving residue, while permanent films provide a more secure seal that requires cutting for removal.

Sterile Options: Some pressure-activated adhesive films come pre-sterilized, ensuring that sealed microplates remain free from microbial contamination.

Pressure-activated adhesive films are commonly used in molecular biology laboratories for sealing microplates in applications such as PCR, ELISA, cell culture, and sample storage. When selecting pressure-activated adhesive films, it’s important to consider factors such as compatibility with microplate types, adhesive strength, peel ability, chemical resistance, and sterility.



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