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Dow Packaging: Acrylic p-s adhesive

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., introduces ROBOND™ PS-7735 acrylic p-s adhesive for multipurpose paper label applications that is available in service temperatures of -40°C to 80°C, with minimum application temperature (MAT) as low as -30°C.

An all-temperature addition to Dow's line of ROBOND™ Water-Borne Adhesives and Coatings, ROBOND™ PS-7735 delivers a valuable convergence of adhesive functionality to enable all-temperature adhesive performance, high-speed converting, and high-speed coating for multipurpose paper label applications.

Customers can use Dow’s latest acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) to manufacture prime labels for brand packaging, and variable-information printing (VIP) labels for deli meat packaging, e-commerce and other applications.

“ROBOND™ PS-7735 is the latest example of Dow’s continued innovation in pressure sensitive adhesives,” said Badrish Krishnan, market manager for Dow Adhesives. “This acrylic adhesive expands Dow’s portfolio of high-value, multi-use label technologies for diverse packaging applications.”

The technology enables high tack and peel on many surfaces; excellent mandrel on glass, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP); and superior cardboard adhesion creating tamper-resistant packaging options with more than 85 percent fiber tear. ROBOND™ PS-7735 is also compliant with FDA section 175.105 standards for indirect food content for adhesives.

The acrylic adhesive will increase label and label stock manufacturer efficiencies through coater-ready formulations with good stability. This will ultimately generate faster coating speeds and improve productivity by enabling faster label converting with optimal die cutting and matrix stripability on commercial equipment.

“As the only single-source supplier for pressure-sensitive adhesives and release coatings, Dow embraces R&D and collaboration to develop new technologies such as ROBOND™ PS-7735,” said David Keely, field technical service manager, Dow Adhesives. “Our technical professionals continuously work with customers to remain at the forefront of innovation in the tapes and labels industry.”

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