To achieve the desired level of release, humidity resistance, hydrophobicity and other properties, most release coatings today are based on silicone and/or fluorochemical technologies. Fluorochemicals provide hydrophobicity, an important release coating feature that drives performance.
Cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a bio-renewable resource found in the honeycomb structure of the cashew nutshell, is considered a byproduct of the cashew industry. Therefore, CNSL is a non-food chain product that would otherwise be disposed of. Cashew trees can grow abundantly in tropical conditions.
Chemique Adhesives anticipates energy-cost reduction and reduced emissions thanks to a 30-kW solar installation.
May 4, 2017
Chemique Adhesives recently announced that the 30-kW solar installation on the roof of its North American headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga., has begun operation. The solar power addition is part of the company’s corporate commitment to sustainability.
The PSTC’s Tape Summit 2017 will showcase the latest in PSA tape trends and technology.
May 4, 2017
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) Tape Summit, which is scheduled to take place May 15-19 in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual event provides industry professionals opportunities to build their pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape knowledge base.
Partnering with a full-service converter can increase process efficiencies.
May 4, 2017
Sourcing, specifying, and purchasing adhesive tapes and materials can be a stressful process. You have literally millions of different tapes to choose from, and finding a solution for your application can be time consuming. Full-service converters can be your ideal partner to save sourcing time, lower material costs, reduce SKUs, increase production output and enhance the end product.
Packaging tape was the medium of choice for a recent challenge on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” reality TV show.
May 4, 2017
While tattoo artists might prefer to create their art with ink, contestants on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” reality television show recently found themselves in a sticky situation. Their challenge? To create textured art on a piece of Plexiglass—with nothing but tan packaging tape.
Adhesive coating is an important and necessary step in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) construction. It’s also one of the least-discussed aspects of the PSA manufacturing process and, as of late, is becoming one of the most environmentally sustainable.
Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword in manufacturing—it has become a mainstay in nearly every industry, including adhesives and sealants. In addition to reduced emissions and landfill waste, “green” products also reduce the chance of exposing workers to dangerous toxins.
After years of modest growth in the adoption of green/sustainability programs, major corporations, along with their suppliers and logistics partners, have committed to sustainability and social responsibility goals.
We have a customer who wants to use an adhesive-backed expanded PTFE gasket strip on a steel substrate. However, the customer wants to be able to remove and reapply the strip without losing adhesion. We do not make ePTFE gasket strips, but we have imported some samples for the customer to test. They are not satisfied with the results. I must admit, I am not surprised. Is there such a thing as a PSA that can be removed and reapplied a number of times without losing adhesion?