This company, a division of Franklin International, offers a technology that enables the production of permanent pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) free of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs). APEs, which can be damaging to aquatic environments, are used in the manufacture of many common consumer products and often end up in wastewater treatment plants. Sludge from treated wastewater streams is used for agricultural applications and can travel into streams and rivers. There, APEs degrade into toxic chemicals that can damage the health and reproduction of birds, fish, and mammals.

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers’ APE-free PSAs are offered under the Covinax®, Micronax® and Acrynax® families.
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