Grommets are ubiquitous in our surroundings, finding their place in banners, bags, and a myriad of other products. They serve various purposes, from individual applications to being part of extensive projects, spanning from everyday items to intricate banners. Here, BannerUps goes over everything you should know about banner grommets, highlighting adhesive tabs and how they make for an efficient and sturdy option when it comes to banner installation.
Grommets serve as eyelets used to fortify materials or finished products. They come in various shapes such as round, oval, square, rectangular, or elliptical, and are typically constructed from plastic, rubber, or metal. The choice of shape and size depends on the specific purpose they are intended for. However, they can also be in the form of adhesive tabs, to allow for easier application and use.
Grommets serve the purpose of safeguarding and reinforcing holes and openings in materials such as vinyl, fabrics, and corrugated signs. They are employed to provide support and durability to these openings when rope, wire, or cord needs to be inserted, tailored to specific needs. Furthermore, they find application in materials and products where reinforcement of holes is necessary to prevent them from unraveling or fraying.
Rubber grommets are manufactured as single pieces, whereas plastic and metal grommets are produced using a two-piece construction method. Metal grommets come in three distinct varieties, each designed to be paired with a washer. The initial type consists of plain grommets and washers, featuring a flat washer and domed grommets that lack teeth.
Another category encompasses rolled grommets and washers, which have interlocking teeth and spurs. Rolled grommets, although less common, are specifically designed for heavy-duty applications. Additionally, self-piercing grommets possess the capability to puncture a material without the need for prior hole punching.
Adhesive tabs, like BannerUps PowerTabs, are made with high-strength composite film and are stronger than plastic grommets.
A variety of grommets and washers have been specifically crafted to suit various applications. Let’s explore the different types of grommets at your disposal.
Metal grommets paired with standard washers: Sheet metal grommets are accompanied by plain washers, typically employed in materials with pre-punched holes or applications where automated hole-cutting and setting equipment is utilized.
Self-piercing grommets: Self-piercing grommets are specifically engineered to penetrate and secure materials without the need for hole punching. Their design involves pinching the fabric between the grommet barrel and the flat edge of the washer to create holes in fabrics. Once installed in the material, they perform in a manner akin to plain washers and grommets.
Adhesive tabs: Banner Ups PowerTabs® adhesive grommet tabs offer easy installation and a more subtle appearance compared to traditional grommets, seamlessly integrating with the banner substrate for a visually pleasing effect. They come in standard size for outdoor banners and mini size suitable for indoor or light outdoor applications.
We have a wide range of adhesive tabs available for purchase at BannerUps. Choose from our selection of reliable banner tabs and purchase yours or contact us today for more information!