Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

FLEXcon Cleanroom Receives ISO Class 7 Certification

FLEXcon recently announced its new cleanroom has achieved ISO Class 7 Cleanroom certification from Certification and Calibration Services Inc.
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Avery Dennison to Sell Two Businesses to CCL Industries

Avery Dennison Corp. recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Office and Consumer Products (OCP) and Designed and Engineered Solutions (DES) businesses to CCL Industries Inc. for $500 million in cash.
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Advancing Adhesives: Advances in Tape

BeneHold tape strips replace adhesive tapes that are traditionally packaged in rolls.

Vancive Medical Technologies™ (formerly Avery Dennison Medical Solutions) recently introduced BeneHold medical tape strips, which can enable clinicians to reduce tape waste, help guard against the spread of infection and satisfy certain compliance regulations associated with dialysis care.


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FLEXCON: Wall Graphics

The new products, WALLdeco™ 6778 (6 mil fabric) and 6783 (4 mil vinyl), reportedly feature a permanent adhesive for interior, longer-term, large-format wall graphic applications.
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INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC.: Adhesive Transfer Tapes

This company has expanded its current adhesive transfer tapes product line to include products with narrower widths, longer rolls, three adhesive thicknesses and a new ATG tape dispenser.
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Adchem Certifies to Responsible Tape Manufacturing Program

Adchem Corp. recently announced its certification under the Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC).
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Vinylesters for PSAs

Vinylester monomers present a versatile tool to enhance the performance of waterborne acrylic PSAs.


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The Quick Fix: A Brief, Early History of Tape

There is no patent for duct tape. Yet objects do not simply appear out of nowhere.


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ADCHEM: Acrylic Tapes

A new family of acrylic tape products is now available for low-surface-energy (LSE) materials used in the automotive, medical device, electronics and transportation markets.
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AHLSTROM: Flat Release Papers

This company has reportedly completed its range of Silco(TM) flat release papers for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) graphics, with the addition of new liners for demanding graphics applications and for plotter cut films.
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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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