As production demands have risen, it has become necessary for silicone curing to accelerate accordingly. But how fast can cure take place without compromising strength? And which fast-cure silicones are appropriate for a given application?
Initially disregarded as too expensive and not technically advanced enough for laminating applications, energy-curable formulations have become a major player in the converting and packaging industry, especially for specialty applications.
This article provides an overview of the raw materials that go into starch and dextrin adhesives, the methods of adhesive manufacture, and the additives that are commonly used in formulations for improvement of specific properties.