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.
Packaging tape was the medium of choice for a recent challenge on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” reality TV show.
May 4, 2017
While tattoo artists might prefer to create their art with ink, contestants on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” reality television show recently found themselves in a sticky situation. Their challenge? To create textured art on a piece of Plexiglass—with nothing but tan packaging tape.
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.
We have a customer who wants to use an adhesive-backed expanded PTFE gasket strip on a steel substrate. However, the customer wants to be able to remove and reapply the strip without losing adhesion. We do not make ePTFE gasket strips, but we have imported some samples for the customer to test. They are not satisfied with the results. I must admit, I am not surprised. Is there such a thing as a PSA that can be removed and reapplied a number of times without losing adhesion?
News about Huntsman’s fire received the most reader interest.
April 10, 2017
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletter and social media platforms.