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May 23, 2018 - Tape & Label

Understanding Tackifiers in PSAs

Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are commonly used in the tape and label markets. Designed for either permanent or removable applications, PSAs are usually based on elastomers compounded with tackifiers. Gain insight into the importance of tackifiers in PSA formulation, including their function and when they are used. What are Tackifiers? As noted in ASI Magazine, …

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Considerations to Make When Switching Adhesives in Hot Melt Tanks

In a recent blog post, we detailed certain hot melt tank preventive maintenance tips to help avoid costly equipment issues and downtime. Now, take a look at the following considerations for switching adhesives to keep hot melt tanks running efficiently and effectively. Always Consult Your Adhesive Supplier First Often, production plants switch from using one …

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Address Hot Melt Adhesive Poor Substrate Adhesion and Short Open Time

While hot melt adhesives are suitable for a range of markets and applications, they are prone to certain issues that require hot melt adhesive troubleshooting. Common problems include: Charring and stringing Pop opens Pre-set and slow set In recent blogs, we’ve discussed these issues and how to decrease their likelihood. Now, let’s take a look …

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May 11, 2018 - Tape & Label

Tips to Ensure Successful Label Converting

The label converting process is an important part of label manufacturing and producing the final label product. Follow these tips to aid in converting success:  Have a Properly Tooled and Clean Die Prior to starting the converting process, it’s important to have properly tooled die for the product running. Failure to do so can result …

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