Mactac® recently announced its recognition as the first pressure-sensitive adhesive manufacturer to have products listed in the BioPreferred™ program established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The BioPreferred distinction recognizes that Mactac has developed pressure-sensitive adhesives that have been independently tested and certified as USDA bio-based products. 

According to the USDA-led BioPreferred program, bio-based products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. They provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-based products. Per the program requirements, BioPreferred adhesives must use bio-based and renewable components instead of petroleum-based components. 

Mactac reports that its BioPreferred adhesives, MacBond XT and MacBond Ultra 555, are designed for industrial applications such as: foam bonding, appliances, packaging, insulation bonding, gaskets and rivets, fixture and dispenser mounting, acoustic and decorative panels, interior signage and displays, and mirror mounting.

“Mactac is proud to be a leader in sustainable adhesive and tape manufacturing and we are honored to receive this commendable recognition,” said Janet Page, senior marketing manager for Mactac Performance Adhesives. “Mactac’s customers can purchase our BioPreferred™ products with the peace of mind that they are not only receiving a quality, high-performance product—but also, a product that was manufactured with components that reduce environmental impact.”

For more information, visit Details regarding the BioPreferred program are available at