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FRANKLIN ADHESIVES & POLYMERS: Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (11/18/09)

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers® has introduced a new pressure-sensitive adhesive, Covinax® 404, that is ideal for use with vinyl yet is versatile enough to be used on myriad other substrates.

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers®, a division of Franklin International, has introduced a new pressure-sensitive adhesive, Covinax® 404, that is ideal for use with vinyl yet is versatile enough to be used on myriad other substrates.

The division developed Covinax 404, a vinyl acrylic copolymer, specifically for use in adhering vinyl to other substrates. This newest Covinax adhesive is ideal for vinyl lettering applied on banners and other signage. It also works on metal and performs well in outdoor environments.

Covinax 404 also offers a rare balance of good peel and tack with high shear strength (approximately three pounds of peel and 3,000 minutes in shear), making it ideal for use as a permanent general-purpose adhesive. It works well on many substrates, including polyester, paper and vinyl.

The adhesive’s high shear strength also speeds up the die-cutting process by reducing adhesive build-up on cutting blades. Minimal build-up keeps blades dry and reduces printer misfeeds, increasing productivity in sheet-fed operations.

The new Covinax 404 is part of a line of removable, permanent and specialty pressure-sensitive adhesives offered by Franklin Adhesives & Polymers under the Covinax and Micronax® brands. These products offer varying degrees of peel, tack and shear for a range of end uses, from masking tape to automotive applications.

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