Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has introduced Acrynax®
adhesives, a line of acrylic polymer hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives that is good for both the environment and the manufacturer’s bottom line.
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin
International, has introduced Acrynax®
adhesives, a line
of acrylic polymer hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives that is good for both
the environment and the manufacturer’s bottom line.
The Acrynax line offers an environmentally safe alternative to
solvent-based adhesives. Solvents can be damaging to the atmosphere and
typically must be recovered or safely oxidized - usually at an additional cost
to the manufacturer. Acrynax adhesives eliminate the need for this expensive
Acrynax also offers a cost-effective alternative to UV-curable
pressure-sensitive hot melts. First, as a fully reacted hot-melt adhesive, it
can be used in the same machinery as rubber-based hot melts - which contain
agents that interfere with UV-curing - without requiring expensive,
time-consuming equipment clean-outs. Further, because they are fully cured,
Acrynax adhesives allow for much higher coating speeds than either
solvent-based or water-based adhesives. High coating line speeds enable maximum
productivity at the plant.
In addition to offering manufacturers some strategic cost
efficiencies, Acrynax acrylic polymer hot melts also offer high versatility for
diverse applications. All Acrynax products exhibit good adhesion to a variety
of materials, including polyester, glass, steel, aluminum, vinyl, fabric,
non-wovens and paper. They are optically clear, skin-friendly and highly
resistant to water, solvent, ultraviolet light, and many plasticizers. Acrynax
also can be used as a modifier of other adhesives, imparting benefits of
acrylic chemistry to those products.
The new Acrynax line offers four formulas to meet specific
product requirements. Two higher-viscosity polymers, Acrynax 11588 and Acrynax
11891, also have higher shear strength. The lower-molecular-weight polymer,
Acrynax 4326, has higher peel strength, quick stick and loop tack values. And
Acrynax 11891 is a cross-linked polymer that offers an excellent balance of
shear, tack, peel and cold flow resistance - as well as greater plasticizer
resistance than the linear polymers that comprise the other three Acrynax products.
For more information, visit www.franklinadhesivesandpolymers.com