Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Improving Performance of Hot-Melt Packaging Adhesives

Pure monomer resins can help improve the performance of EVA-based carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives.
October 1, 2013

Carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives using ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer systems have been used for decades due to their availability, formulation latitude and performance attributes. Packaging adhesive formulations typically contain polymer, tackifier resin and wax.


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Converting Equipment for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Specialized equipment is necessary to convert pressure-sensitive adhesives effectively.
October 1, 2013

Converting webs of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) presents a variety of challenges. The inherent sticky properties of adhesives can be problematic throughout the slitting and rewinding process.


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H.B. FULLER CO.: Hot-Melt Adhesive

October 1, 2013
This company has released Advantra Encore™ 4000, a proprietary polymer technology for case and carton sealing.
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MACtac® Receives UL Recognition on Overlamination after Printing on Durable Films

September 20, 2013

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

September 19, 2013
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

September 13, 2013
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

September 13, 2013
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

September 10, 2013
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.
September 5, 2013

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.
September 4, 2013

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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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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