Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Hydrogenated DCPD-Based Resins for SBC-Based Hot-Melt PSAs

January 1, 2012
Hydrogenated dicyclopentadiene resins affect adhesive performance when used as tackifiers in styrene-block-copolymer-based hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives.
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Semi-Synthetic PSA Generated from Acrylated Biomass

November 1, 2011
The introduction of biomass as a substitute for petroleum-based raw materials will make a significant contribution in the development of sustainable products.
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Passing the Torch

October 1, 2011
Tape industry icon John Johnston looks to the future.
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MACtac Supplies Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Label for USPS Wedding Stamp

October 1, 2011
Copyright 2011 USPS. Used with permission. All rights reserved. To a future bride and groom, every wedding planning detail is important, including the stamps on announcements, RSVP envelopes, thank-you notes
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Polyesters for Sustainable Adhesive Technologies

September 1, 2011
Editor’s note: This paper was awarded the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s 2011 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper. Figure 1. Synthesis of DMCD-DEG Polymer Using Melt Transesterification Techniques
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FOCUS ON: Focused On Solutions

September 1, 2011
Through innovation and the development of partnerships with market leaders, IPG is able to provide specialized solutions to a variety of market segments.
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Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

September 1, 2011
Novel, all-acrylic compositions with inherently lower surface energy display significantly improved adhesion to LSE substrates such as polyethylene and polypropylene.
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Responsible Tape Manufacturing

May 1, 2011
The PSTC is pursuing a number of objectives to promote PSA awareness while supporting a more responsible tape manufacturing process.
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PSTC 2011

May 1, 2011
The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Week of Learning 2011 will take place May 9-13 in Orlando, FL.
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Teaching an Old Standard New Tricks

May 1, 2011
A new tape option is available for manufacturers using the ASTM D 3359 crosscut adhesion test.
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