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Receptive Material

Magnetically receptive materials themselves hold no magnetic charge but, are attracted to materials that do. Hundreds of materials are magnetically receptive, for example, steel.

If you’re wanting to stick magnets to a wall, for example, you need a magnetically receptive surface – such as our flexible iron sheets, magnetic paint, or steel tape

Magnetic simply means that the material itself holds a magnetic charge and will be attracted to other magnets and magnetically receptive materials.

To summarise,  receptive means that magnets will stick to it – such as steel. Magnetic means that it will stick to receptive surfaces. For example, steel warehouse racking is receptive, but not magnetic. A magnet is both magnetic and receptive.