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Adhesive Education Series: Understanding Types of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

According to Markets and Markets, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are projected to reach $15.76 billion by 2026. Due in large part to increasing end-use in packaging and transportation markets, this growth is also because PSAs come in a variety of forms and offer various characteristics. As a result, engineers often toward to them to meet …

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April 16, 2018 - Flexible Packaging Tape & Label

Understanding Water-Based Acrylic PSAs and Their Smart Solutions

Water-based acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are one of four main types of PSAs. Ideal for tape, label, masking and specialty packaging applications, learn more about these PSAs and their smart solutions.  Understanding Water-Based Acrylic PSAs Acrylic is a common type of PSA technology. Typically cross-linked to yield improved cohesive strength, acrylic PSAs can be …

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October 20, 2017 - Tape & Label

Importance of Smart Peel Adhesion

In a recent blog, we discussed four considerations to make when choosing pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), such as level of bleed-through and degree of exposure. However, it’s also important to think about the PSA tape’s bonding strength to the given substrate, or its peel adhesion. What is Peel Adhesion? Peel adhesion refers to how easy …

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January 3, 2017 - Tape & Label

Technologies Behind Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

In a recent infographic, we outlined the operational advantages to using PSAs. PSA popularity and use are on the rise due to advances in rubber, silicone and acrylic technologies. According to Markets and Markets, and the PSA market is expected to be worth $8,501.06 million by 2020. These versatile adhesives can be used in permanent …

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