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October 12, 2017 - Flexible Packaging Tape & Label

What to Consider When Applying JB Water-Based Adhesives

In a recent blog, we discussed JB water-based adhesives’ uses and advantages. JB adhesives are a line of water-based pressure sensitive adhesives. They can be used for a variety of applications including tape, label and specialty packaging. Let’s take a closer look at considerations to make when applying JB adhesives:

Typical Drying Considerations

Typical JB water-based adhesive drying equipment is zoned convection ovens. In most applications, the first zone is set to a lower temperature to prevent adhesive skinning. Then, the temperature is increased in subsequent zones to complete drying.

It is important to note:

  • Each application must have customized oven and dwell times.

Press Side Additives

Aziridines are commonly used as cross linkers. This will increase cohesive strength and deaden the tack to make a product more removable.

It is also recommended to add the following items:

  • Defoamer: Add to unformulated products. This can be added in small amounts to some formulated products, optimizing runnability.
  • Surfactant: Add to improve wet out when applying the adhesive to low surface energy substrates.

For more information on JB water-based adhesive application considerations to make and other best practices, contact a Bostik expert today.

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