Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.
May 1, 2013

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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Self-Assembling Acrylic Block Copolymers for Enhanced Adhesives Properties

A new type of acrylic copolymer has been developed that features block structures and controlled functional group placement due to a controlled radical polymerization process.
May 1, 2013

Acrylic polymers are widely used in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications in the form of emulsion, solvent or radiation-cured systems. They combine good UV resistance, transparency, tailored tack, and stiffness due to a large choice of acrylic and methacrylic comonomers.


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Build Your Knowledge at PSTC’s Tape Summit 2013

Attendees of Tape Summit 2013 will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities.
May 1, 2013

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2013 will be held May 13-17 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. Industry professionals will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities, including Tape University, TECH 36, and the Exhibitor and Technical Poster events.


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Focus On: Expanding Excellence

Bostik celebrates Business & Technology Center expansion.
May 1, 2013

A VIP list of political, business and economic development leaders helped Bostik celebrate the grand opening of its expanded business and technology center in Wauwatosa, Wis., late last year.


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Avery Dennison First Quarter Sales up 4%

April 29, 2013
First quarter 2013 net sales grew approximately 4%, totaling $1.50 billion.
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AVERY DENNISON: Pressure-Sensitive Labels

April 15, 2013
This company’s Label and Packaging Materials division offers a new portfolio of pressure-sensitive label materials for the craft beer market.
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3M: Adhesive Cover Tape

April 9, 2013
The polyester adhesive film tape is designed to protect components from damage while offering smoother peels and improved transparency for visual inspection.
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AVERY DENNISON: FSC-Certified Labels

March 13, 2013
This company’s Label and Packaging Materials division has introduced a new collection of North American Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper label materials.
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TESA TAPE: Flexographic Mounting Tapes

March 5, 2013
This company has released several new products for the flexographic printing industry.
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ADCHEM: Transfer Tape

February 27, 2013
7833 PET is a new elevated-temperature acrylic adhesive transfer tape on a PET film liner for thermoforming in aerospace, automotive, appliance, electronic and medical applications.
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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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2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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