AquaTack 7001-PAA was designed to be applied by flexographic presses

AquaTack 7001-PAA was designed to be applied by flexographic presses

Water-based adhesive launched

01 December 2013

AQUABASED Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited Inc, has introduced AquaTack 7001-PAA, a new, eco-friendly, water-based adhesive specifically designed for use in flexographic presses and other roller coater applicators for the lamination of virtually any type of low surface energy plastic films as well as for other plastic-to-plastic bonding applications. Most plastic bonding adhesives use a solvent base to achieve bonding to plastic surfaces. It has been a challenge to achieve high bond levels to plastic surfaces with water-based adhesives - until the development of AquaTack7001-PAA.

AquaTack 7001-PAA was developed based on customer demands for a safe alternative to replace solvent-based adhesives used in plastic-to-plastic laminating and other manufacturing applications. In particular, it was designed to be applied by flexographic presses used in both web and sheet-fed production equipment. AquaTack 7001-PAA initially dries to a strong pressure sensitive adhesive, building to a permanent bond after lamination. Initial customer testing has exhibited excellent performance in bonding combinations of polyethylene terephthalate (polyester, PET), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) as well as Aclar (poly-chloro-tri-fluoro-ethylene, PCTFE) plastic film surfaces.

AquaTack 7001-PAA is completely water-based and contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) or ozone-depleting ingredients, making it environmentally safe, without requiring emission controls or safety procedures necessary for competitive, hazardous, solvent-based adhesives. It is easy to clean up without the use of caustic or hazardous cleaning products.

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