To achieve the desired level of release, humidity resistance, hydrophobicity and other properties, most release coatings today are based on silicone and/or fluorochemical technologies. Fluorochemicals provide hydrophobicity, an important release coating feature that drives performance.
The PSTC’s Tape Summit 2017 will showcase the latest in PSA tape trends and technology.
May 4, 2017
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) Tape Summit, which is scheduled to take place May 15-19 in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual event provides industry professionals opportunities to build their pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape knowledge base.
Partnering with a full-service converter can increase process efficiencies.
May 4, 2017
Sourcing, specifying, and purchasing adhesive tapes and materials can be a stressful process. You have literally millions of different tapes to choose from, and finding a solution for your application can be time consuming. Full-service converters can be your ideal partner to save sourcing time, lower material costs, reduce SKUs, increase production output and enhance the end product.
Adhesive coating is an important and necessary step in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) construction. It’s also one of the least-discussed aspects of the PSA manufacturing process and, as of late, is becoming one of the most environmentally sustainable.
Permanent labeling applications may always be a relevant topic, but that doesn’t mean the field is not evolving. Paradigms shift over time; I likely would have told you in the not-too-recent past that permanent rubber-based adhesives were not appropriate for high- or low-temperature applications, but we have seen a lot of interest in these adhesives lately and the technology has improved substantially to the point that all-temperature hot-melt (rubber-based) adhesives are now compelling options.
While durable labels have important roles to play in deterring costly mistakes in compliance situations and protecting the public against counterfeiting, not every permanent labeling exercise is as high-profile. In some cases, you simply have an important message to convey about product usage, dangers or compatibility, and the label carrying that messaging needs to last as long as the object to which it is adhered.