Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Features, technology updates and the latest news on pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), tapes, films, and labels.

ARTICLES

Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.: Masking Tape

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This company offers what is reportedly the first masking tape designed to adhere to water-based and ultra-high slip release agents.
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Franklin PSA Receives BS 5609 Certification for Marine Use

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Franklin Adhesives & Polymers recently announced that its Covinax 383-19, developed for use in extreme environmental conditions, has met Section 2 of the Standard BS 5609:1986, “Printed Pressure-Sensitive, Adhesive Coated Labels for Marine Use,” when coated on white vinyl face on paper liner.
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Intertape Polymer Group Receives Awards from Retail Hardware Association

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Intertape Polymer Group® Inc. recently announced it has received a Silver Award distinction for its 36 roll IRON GRIP™ floor display.
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MACtac Receives Certifications for Labelstock

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MACtac recently announced it has received BS 5609 Section 2 and Section 3 label certification.
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SHURTAPE: Double-Coated Film Tape

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The tape is engineered with a rubber-based adhesive.
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University of Michigan Solar Car Features Avery Dennison Car Wrap

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The University of Michigan will enter a car wrapped in Avery Dennison® MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS™ and DOL 1360 overlaminate in the 2014 American Solar Car Challenge.
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PSTC’s RTM Program Gains Momentum

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More than 20 tape manufacturing companies have engaged in the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) certification program since July 8.
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SHIELDMARK INC.: Freezer Floor Tape

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The new Mighty Line® frigid floor tape is reportedly designed to be applied in cold temperatures as low as -10°F.
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Case Study: Foam Tape Helps Specialty Appliances Provider Seal the Deal

tesa tape helps an appliance manufacturer improve door seals for freezer units.
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As products for industrial, medical, and personal use continue to become more sophisticated, there is a growing need for enhanced research, testing, and storage techniques to support these evolutionary and revolutionary products.


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Soft Silicone Adhesives Crucial for Atraumatic Advanced Wound Care Dressings

Silicone adhesive dressings minimize pain, promote wound healing, and improve clinical and financial outcomes for caregivers.
By Derek Rudnak
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Mention the words “silicone” and “medical” in the same sentence, and it’s arguable that most people will immediately think of silicone’s well-known (and occasionally maligned) usage in artificial breast implants. However, silicone has other significant and successful applications in medical products.


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EVENTS

Labelexpo Americas 2014

9/9/14
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
United States
Labelexpo Americas launched in 1989 and is the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas – with more products, more launches and more live demonstrations! Read More

FEICA 2014 Conference and Expo

9/17/14
Berlin
Germany

FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry is a multinational association representing the interests of the A&S industry throughout Europe.

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Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2014

11/3/14
Amsterdam
Netherlands

By popular demand AWA Conferences & Events and Chemsultants International are returning again in 2014 with an introductory workshop focused on pressure-sensitive adhesive technology.

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Spring Convention & EXPO

4/20/15
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashville, TN
United States

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry.

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Podcasts

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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Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2014 August

Our August issue includes what is traditionally our most popular article of the year: the ASI Top 25. You won't want to miss it!

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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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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

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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