At the recent Labelexpo Europe 2019, Dow introduced a range of new SYL-OFF™ silicone release coatings and INVISU™ acrylic adhesives designed for paper and film label applications. Dow reports that the new offering expands its portfolio for pressure-sensitive label applications with solutions that address key market trends and enable manufacturers and converters make material and energy savings while enhancing processing performance.
“As a global leader in acrylic adhesives, silicone-based technologies and polyethylene resin, Dow is constantly searching to bring new solutions to the market that do more for our customers,” said Meike Wesseling, global segment leader for Release Coating. “With this new range of silicone release coatings and high solids acrylic adhesives we provide customers the opportunity to boost their competitiveness in the market by reducing costs and improving the footprint of the end products.”
The new pressure-sensitive solutions introduced by Dow at Labelexpo Europe included:
- SYL-OFF SL 351 release coating—addresses the demand for more porous cost-efficient substrate paper; specifically designed for porous paper and hygiene applications; reduces soak-in, enabling a lower coat weight.
- INVISU 3000—waterborne, high solids, acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive base for permanent self-adhesive paper labels; designed to be formulated for curtain and gravure applications; reportedly provides reliable adhesion on glass and cardboard; features 69% high solids content for enhanced productivity and reduced energy demand.
- INVISU 4100—waterborne, high solids curtain-coatable acrylic adhesive for permanent self-adhesive filmic labels; offers adhesion to low-surface-energy substrates without compromising on shear resistance performance
- INVISU 3200—waterborne, high solids acrylic for gravure coating for self-adhesive paper labels; ready to coat water-based adhesive combines minimum energy in conversion with maximum productivity on multiple gravure coating technologies