Flexible Packaging Category


April 12, 2016 - Flexible Packaging

Vitel® Series

In a recent blog, we discussed the superior quality and excellent versatility of Bostik’s Vitel® resins. Now, let’s take a closer look at the product series: Vitel copolyester resins are high molecular weight copolyesters. They are used as extrudable resins or as solvent-based or water-based adhesives for use as coating or for lamination processes. There are …

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SBCs Used in Hot Applied Hot Melt Adhesives

In recent blog posts, we discussed the benefits of using styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) in certain adhesive formulations and in HMPSAs in particular. Now, let’s take a closer look at using SBCs in hot applied hot melt adhesives: Hot Applied Hot Melt Adhesives: Hot applied hot melt adhesives are designed to offer strong bonds in the assembly of two …

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March 23, 2016 - Automotive Flexible Packaging

Benefits of Using SBCs in Certain Adhesive Formulations

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) are the largest volume category of thermoplastic elastomers. By being thermoplastic elastomers, SBCs possess the mechanical properties of rubbers and the processing characteristics of thermoplastics. They consist of at least three distinct polymers, two hard polystyrene end blocks that add strength and one soft, elastomeric, rubber midblock. This structure and thermoplastic …

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