Franklin Adhesives & Polymers®has introduced Acrynax®adhesives, a line of acrylic polymer hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives that is good for both the environment and the manufacturer’s bottom line.
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers®, a
division of Franklin International, has introduced
Acrynax®adhesives, a line of acrylic polymer hot-melt
pressure-sensitive adhesives that is good for both the environment and the
manufacturer’s bottom line.
The Acrynax line offers an environmentally safe alternative
to solvent-based adhesives. Solvents can be damaging to the atmosphere and
typically must be recovered or safely oxidized – usually, at an additional cost
to the manufacturer. Acrynax adhesives eliminate the need for this expensive solvent
Acrynax also offers a cost-effective alternative to
UV-curable pressure-sensitive hot melts. First, as a fully reacted hot-melt
adhesive, it can be used in the same machinery as rubber-based hot melts –
which contain agents that interfere with UV-curing – without requiring
expensive, time-consuming equipment clean-outs. Further, because they are fully
cured, Acrynax adhesives allow for much higher coating speeds than either
solvent-based or water-based adhesives. High coating line speeds enable maximum
productivity at the plant.
In addition to offering manufacturers some strategic cost
efficiencies, Acrynax acrylic polymer hot melts also offer versatility for
diverse applications. All Acrynax products exhibit good adhesion to a variety
of materials, including polyester, glass, steel, aluminum, vinyl, fabric,
non-wovens and paper. They are optically clear, skin-friendly and highly
resistant to water, solvent, UV light and many plasticizers.
Acrynax also can be used as a modifier of other adhesives,
imparting benefits of acrylic chemistry to those products.
The new Acrynax line offers four formulas to meet specific
product requirements. Two
higher-viscosity polymers, Acrynax 11588 and Acrynax 11891, also have higher
shear strength. The lower-molecular-weight polymer Acrynax 4326 has higher peel
strength, quick stick and loop tack values. And Acrynax 11891 is a cross-linked
polymer that offers an excellent balance of shear, tack, peel and cold flow
resistance – as well as greater plasticizer resistance than the linear polymers
that comprise the other three Acrynax products.
The new Acrynax
adhesives expand Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ broad line of removable,
permanent and specialty pressure adhesives, offered under the Covinax®,
Micronax®and, now, Acrynax families. These
adhesives offer varying degrees of peel, tack and shear for virtually any end
use, from labels for pharmaceutical containers to automotive applications.
For more information, visitwww.franklinadhesivesandpolymers.com.