Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

MACtac® Receives UL Recognition on Overlamination after Printing on Durable Films

MACtac® recently announced its Roll Label has secured Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Recognition for overlamination after printing on durable films with Environmental Film III No Wax Inks.


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EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.: Window Film

This company’s EnerLogic® 35 low-e insulating window film reportedly provides homeowners with savings on heating and cooling costs.
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Chemsultants Partners to Offer PSA Class in Amsterdam

Chemsultants International recently announced it has partnered with AWA Alexander Watson Associates to offer “The Introduction to Pressure-Sensitive/Self-Adhesive Technology Workshop 2013.”


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MICHELMAN: Primers

Two new DigiPrime® primers from this company, optimized for the HP Indigo 20000 and HP Indigo 30000 digital presses, will be introduced at LabelExpo Europe 2013.
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AVERY DENNISON: Security Label Materials

The new Avery Dennison Select Solutions™ Security portfolio of materials is reportedly designed to help companies counter product tampering and counterfeiting while protecting consumers.
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Evolving Pressure-Sensitive Tape Adhesives

Technology is keeping pace with demands for increasingly industrial applications.

Industries ranging from automotive and consumer electronics to building and construction are designing and manufacturing products that call for increasingly sophisticated bonding solutions.


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Advancing Adhesives: Improving Hot-Melt Adhesives

A new generation of polyolefins with valuable properties has been introduced.

Polyolefin-based, hot-melt adhesives have proven their advantages in various fields of adhesive applications in recent decades. In the last 10 years, a new generation of polyolefins have been introduced, showing new and value-adding properties for the hot-melt adhesive customer.


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Aligning Adhesive Price and Performance

Knowing a few basic distinctions among adhesives could help manufacturers save money and extend the life of their products.

For technical applications that require some form of adhesion, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) usually offer the best value, given their affordability, ease of use and clean application, when compared to alternative bonding options like mechanical fasteners or liquid adhesives.


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Editor’s Memo: Continual Evolution

Pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies have evolved to the point that tapes are in a position to replace traditional bonding systems in multiple applications.

I'm writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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Avery Dennison Creates Global Client Service Laboratory

Avery Dennison recently announced it has created a Global Client Service Laboratory at its Innovation Center in Mentor, Ohio.
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