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Dexco Polymers LP commercializes a new Styrenic Block Copolymer for label applications

Published on 2008-03-18. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON -- Dexco Polymers LP has commercialized a new grade of Vector® styrenic block copolymers designed specifically for the hot melt adhesive label market. Developed under the designation DPX 586A, this new commercial block copolymer, Vector 4186A, has a patented, 4-arm radial styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymer structure with a high styrene-isoprene diblock content. "This polymer was designed to improve the die cuttability performance in labelstock applications," said Chris Mudd, General Manager, Dexco Polymers. "It has a low melt viscosity, allowing low coating temperatures, high adhesion properties, and it demonstrates low migration characteristics into labelstock."

This new block copolymer can also work in other pressure sensitive adhesive applications that require low viscosity and high cohesive strength properties, such as masking tape and specialty tapes.

About Dexco Polymers LP:

Dexco Polymers LP, a limited partnership of affiliates of The Dow Chemical Company and ExxonMobil Chemical Company, is a global leader in SIS styrenic block copolymers with manufacturing facilities in Plaquemine, LA and sales throughout the world.

Source: Dexco polymers

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