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 either solvent or water-based and modified to alter adhesion properties.
When formulated into water-based PSAs, these adhesives:
- Produce little emission when cured
- Are fast to run when coating
Water-based acrylic PSAs also can be both permanent and removable, possessing high tack and peel strength as well as good mechanical stability. Relatively firm and durable, water-based acrylic PSAs also offer improved worker safety over solvent-based acrylic PSAs and streamline production processes.
Smart Water-Based Acrylic PSAs
Bostik manufactures the JB product line, smart water-based acrylic PSAs that can be used neat or blended with other materials to achieve final end-use properties. Some features and benefits include:
|Clean removability||Ideal for removable/masking applications|
|Excellent clarity||Ideal for no-label look applications|
|Broad FDA clearance possible||Ideal for specialty food packaging applications|
|UV and moisture resistance||Good for outdoor applications|
|Superior die cut properties||Easy converting|
Featuring removable, resealable and permanent grades, the JB water-based acrylic PSA line can be applied via:
- Gravure coating
- Knife-over roll
- Meyer rod
- Slot die
As a result, these products offer the versatility and flexibility for a range of application needs. For more information on the JB product line, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.