Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

TESA TAPE: Double-Sided Adhesive Tapes

A new line of double-sided adhesive tapes specifically designed for permanently bonding automobile components throughout the vehicle body is now available.
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Environmentally Sound Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Manufacturing

RTM certification acknowledges and raises the visibility of PSTC member companies that invest in being responsible tape manufacturers.

In an uncertain and changing world, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program is helping member companies that manufacture pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape products to demonstrate that their products are made in a responsible manner with regard to the environment, people, facilities, and quality systems.


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Recent Advances in Die-Attach Film Adhesives

Die-attach film adhesives can enable more advanced technology for packaging semiconductor devices.

Using die-attach film at the wafer level compared to using die-attach material on individual die offers many benefits


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Focus On: New Technology Enables Self-Adhesive Media to be Removed Without a Trace

A new rubber formulation allows for easily removable self-adhesive print media.

Imagine printing out your best vacation snapshots and sticking them on the cupboard or refrigerator door—then peeling them off without a trace.


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3M: Automotive Tapes

This company now offers 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4500 for primerless application of trim components for global automakers and supplier customers.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Cuts Energy Costs with 3M Window Film

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, recently teamed with 3M and Sunray Window Films, which installed 3M Sun Control Window Film Prestige Exterior 40 on the structure’s exterior glass.


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FEICA Conference is Best Attended Event

Some 550 delegates from 31 countries reportedly attended the FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo in Berlin.
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3M’s Post-It Brand Launches App

The Post-it Brand from 3M recently released its Post-it Plus app, a new tool that can take the output of Post-it Note collaboration sessions and insert them into the digital world.
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RS INDUSTRIAL INC.: Sustainable Adhesive Dots

ECO-Squares™ are reportedly the first-ever adhesive dots conscientiously developed from biodegradable materials.
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Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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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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