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AquaBased Technologies Introduces AquaTack™ 7001-PAA, an Eco-friendly Water-based Adhesive

Published on 2013-11-07. Author : SpecialChem

NORTHVALE, N.J. -- AquaBased Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. (ADMT), 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 AquaTack™ 7001-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), 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-free) 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.

About AquaBased Technologies

AquaBased Technologies develops and manufacturers water-based, non-toxic, eco-friendly, chemical formulations for a wide array of industries including food, medical and pharmaceutical packaging; laminating, converting, wall covering, printing and graphic arts. AquaBased Technologies' complete line of adhesives, primers, coatings and additives, all water-based, are used by customers throughout the US and internationally.

About ADM Tronics Unlimited

ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. (ADMT) is a technology-based developer and manufacturer of unique, environmentally-safe, health and life enhancing technologies and products. Its diversified business segments include eco-friendly, water-based industrial chemicals; precision electronics and medical devices; and, contract design, engineering, regulatory and manufacturing services.

Source: ADM Tronics Unlimited

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