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Cytec Expands High Performance UV Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Portfolio Worldwide

Published on 2010-09-02. Author : SpecialChem

TEMPE, Arizona -- Cytec Industries Inc., held a comprehensive seminar and demonstration of its UV-curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) to introduce the product portfolio to Asia-Pacific tape manufacturers. Over 130 customers from the region attended the event that was held earler this year in Shanghai, China. The event included technical and industry presentations about UV-cure technology, talks by industry experts and a live coating demonstration giving attendees a rare opportunity to learn about the entire UV PSA manufacturing process.

Cytec's UV PSA products deliver one of the most important technology improvements available to high performance tape coaters in a long time - a 100% solid product with solvent-based-plus performance and the coating and manufacturing economies of a hot melt coating line (i.e., fast speed, thick deposition in one pass and lower cost-in-use). Targeted applications include high performance industrial tapes, automotive instrument panel and membrane switch assemblies, nameplates and foam tapes. Cytec's UV PSA product portfolio includes GELVA® GMR 8103-01 and GELVA® GMR 8020-02 and is a key component of the Cytec Engineered Materials' High Performance Industrial Materials portfolio.

Cytec has introduced the newest member of the UV PSA product portfolio, GMR 8103-01, to the US and European markets. This new product provides exceptional adhesion to both low- and high-energy surfaces and delivers excellent sheer performance and die-cut-ability. GMR 8103-01 will enable US and European tape manufacturers to enter and be competitive in the low-surface-energy (LSE) tape markets surpassing typical tackified solvent-based PSA products.

GMR 8103-01 is specially formulated to bond with LSE substrates. Its performance and cost make it a superior choice for emerging and non-traditional LSE applications. GMR 8103-01 coats well on standard hot-melt coating equipment for both wide web and narrow web applications. With this addition to the GMR product portfolio, any application requiring bonding from a low-surface-energy material to a high-surface-energy substrate can be achieved without sacrificing performance.

About Cytec

Cytec's vision is to deliver specialty chemical and material technologies beyond our customers' imagination. They focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables them to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way customers do business. These pioneering products perform specific and important functions for the customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. The products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace composites, structural adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, electronics, inks, mining and plastics.

Source: Cytec

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