In an uncertain and changing world, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program is helping member companies that manufacture pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape products to demonstrate that their products are made in a responsible manner with regard to the environment, people, facilities, and quality systems.
Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.
Packagers and converters are always seeking the most efficient, cost-effective adhesives. Many times, synthetics are not the most reliable solutions. This is especially true in an era when U.S. companies of all types are encouraged to find more environmentally friendly options.