Adhesives

Colorful Adhesives and Coatings? Probably Not a Good Idea

Most people have color preferences. My favorite color is black. Some individuals have very strong feelings about their favorite color. A granddaughter

PSA Problem Solving

When dealing with complex problems, it's best to take a step-by-step approach. This methodology can aid the investigation of quality issues commonly encountered

Controlling Coater Gap Uniformity

Maintaining high levels of accuracy is critical in controlling coater gap uniformity. The role of noncontact thin gap sensors is discussed in in this article.

Halloween Is Coming: PSA Ghosts Can Be Pretty Scary

October is an exciting month. In many areas Mother Nature creates an amazing display of colors. The weather is often ideal without the extreme hot and

A Lesson in Amines Used in Water-Based Products

One of the key ingredients of many water-based inks and coatings are amines. Amines and ammonia are used in water-based products to control pH required

DOVIDs: Functional Beauty

Through a combination of overt and covert means, diffractive optically variable image devices (DOVIDs) offer a high level of security at a reasonable cost—and look good while doing it.

Control of Adhesion and Removal of Heat Sealable Tops on Polymer Containers

Application: By reviewing peelable seals for lid-tub applications, the authors summarize basic peel and seal mechanisms and discuss variables and methods that control seal and peel properties. They offer suggestions for design to achieve optimum peelable seals.

Polymers / Laminations / Adhesives / Coatings / Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Slitting Adhesive-Coated, Low-Strength Films

Low-strength films, such PE or cast PP, sometimes are coated with an adhesive and slit into customer-sized rolls. Low-strength films do not have sharply

Making Choices for Coating with a Laminating Adhesive

Work, like life, is full of choices. Some are major; some are the kind we face every day. Converters laminating two substrates together using an adhesive

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

The Sweet Smell of Success in Coatings and Adhesives

Contamination is a frequent cause of odor in adhesives and coatings applied to a substrate. This normally occurs inadvertantly in the facilities of the formulator or at the converting plant.

Fido's Food Goes GLOSSY

With the help of a Prime UV ultraviolet curing system, Canadian-based Bonar Packaging has given glamour to the plain pet food packaging bags of the past.

In This Industry, Green Doesn't Always Mean Go

Because green values may not be entirely indicative of final values, converters may use other techniques in an attempt to predict the final properties of a material when first made.

Modifying Adhesives for Superior Performance

Enhanced copolyester resin technology reportedly improves key bond properties of high-performance, flexible laminating adhesives.

Formulators Look Beyond the Peel, Tack, and Shear Profile

Although first developed more than 30 years ago, the microsphere technology behind 3M's Post-It Notes—sticky when you need them, removable when you don't—continues

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

A Communication from the Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division of TAPPI.

UV Protection of Hot Melt Adhesives for Packaging Applications

Application: Light stabilizers can improve the resistance of hot melt adhesives to UV light induced degradation in packaging applications.

Hot Melt Symposium Covers Many Topics

The Hot Melt Symposium on June 25-28, 2000, at the Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Bal Harbour, Florida, offered presentations covering many current

Customer Satisfaction Begins and Ends with Quality

Corrugated Paper Products invests in new equipment and additives from National Starch and Chemical Co. in order to assure quick delivery as well as top quality products.

For ''Friendly'' Adhesives and Coatings, You Must Prioritize

People working with adhesives and coatings for the converting industry constantly hear the terms "environmentally friendly" and "user friendly." These

What you should know about filled adhesives and coatings

Adhesives and coatings sometimes contain fillers, because such ingredients can provide functional properties for certain applications. Examples of typical

Popcorn packaging leads converter down new paths.

Himac helps Phoenix by downgauging its susceptor film, giving greater coverage for the material.Phoenix Packaging has parlayed its expertise in microwave

Partnering launches future growth in laminations

As a long-time supplier to wire and cable manufacturers, Chase & Sons, Webster, MA, a div. of Chase Corp., is introducing innovative process technology

Aqueous adhesive systems: giving credit where it is due.

The Div. of the History of Chemistry and the Office of Public Outreach of the American Chemical Society recently designated Kem-Tone wall paint as a National

UV/EB technology moves ahead with the times

Converters have been fueling the growth of the ultraviolet-curing industry at a rate of 20% per year for the past ten years. George Pasternack, manager

The challenge of formulating FDA compliance.

Many application of adhesives, coatings, and inks for flexible packaging and other uses require compliance with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration

Water-based adhesives meet just-in-time demands.

High-performance, water-based adhesives cure in 24 to 48 hours, giving converters a competitive edge with their customers.In this era of just-in-time

Pay attention to flash points, and you won't get burned

The flash point of a flammable liquid is the lowest temperature at which vapors above that liquid will burn when exposed to a source of ignition. There

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