3M’s new Fast Tack Water Based Adhesive 1000NF offers speed and strength comparable to solvent-based adhesives. Solvent-based adhesives bond quickly and have good performance, but have drawbacks including flammability and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Water-based adhesives traditionally have not offered the performance to replace solvent-based options, but 3M’s Fast Tack Water Based Adhesive 1000NF was designed to change that. It was specifically developed for key features such as fast bonding, repositionability, and high strength in the cured bond. Fast Tack Water Based Adhesive 1000NF is in part based on 3M’s proprietary technology for creating pressure sensitive adhesives, and that technology gave the new adhesives rapid adhesion and an extremely strong bond when cured. “3M Fast Tack Water Based Adhesive 1000NF offers the best of both worlds. It’s fast, strong and repositionable, yet safer for users and the environment,” said Lyle White, marketing manager, Sprayable Adhesives, Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division.