Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Conventional and LSE Bonding Solutions for TPO Materials

By Walt Polifka
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TPO materials present unique bonding challenges for PSA manufacturers due to their low-surface-energy characteristics.


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PSTC: PSA Tape Applications Video

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The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently produced a short video to highlight some of the critical applications and uses of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape used in the transportation industry.
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FLEXcon to Purchase JDC Coatings’ Silicone PSAs

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The move reportedly extends FLEXcon’s silicone PSA offerings and allows the company to deliver products to serve its industrial customer base with a wider range of products in high-performance applications.  


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tesa tape’s Boehm Receives PSTC Dahlquist Award

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Nicolai Boehm presented “Quantitative Comonomer Analysis of Polyacrylates via IR Spectroscopy” at the PSTC TECH 35 technical seminar.
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MACTAC: Transfer Ribbons

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MACtac® Printing Products has added six Datamax-O’Neil thermal transfer ribbons to its list of UL approved ribbons for use with MACtac durable films product line
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AVERY DENNISON: Wrapping Film

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Supreme Wrapping Film is wrapped around a vehicle’s exterior to change the color of the car while protecting the original paint job.
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DSM Dyneema Completes New Large-Scale Ballistic Tape Facility

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DSM Dyneema recently announced it has opened a full commercial-scale ballistic tape facility in Greenville, N.C.
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AVERY DENNISON MEDICAL SOLUTIONS: Medical Foam Tape

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A new medical foam tape reportedly provides comfortable, breathable securement and can serve as a backing material in multiple constructions.
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3M AEROSPACE: Protective Tapes

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3M™ polyurethane protective tapes can be used in areas such as lavatories, galleys and doorways to cover the seams in floor panel joints.
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Recycling Pressure-Sensitive Products

By Jihui Guo, Larry Gwin, Carl Houtman, Mark Kroll, and Steven J. Severtson
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One approach for reducing the impact of PSAs on recycling operations is to redesign label systems to inhibit fragmentation of adhesive films.
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