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Dow Corning Presents PSAs for Functional Films, Specialty Tapes and Labels at APFE 2017

Published on 2017-05-25. Author : SpecialChem

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is featuring here at the International Adhesive Tape, Protective Film & Optical Film Expo (APFE) 2017 its expanding portfolio of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for high-performance release liners and protective films. These innovative silicone technologies address growing demand for pressure-sensitive materials that help to increase productivity and sustainability, lower costs and facilitate the adoption of new filmic substrates with better processing and mechanical properties vs. competitive products. They include water-based emulsion release coatings, solvent-based and solventless release coatings and platinum-cure PSAs. Dow Corning is exhibiting in booth T26, Hall 4.1.

APFE 2017
The company's participation at APFE 2017 also includes a presentation by Nancy Zhang, Technical Application Specialist at Dow Corning, titled "Environmentally Friendly Release System for the Future – New Emulsion Release Coating Solution." Her talk will take place on May 24, from 11:40 to 12:00, in the second floor meeting room in Hall 4.1.

"Our customers face multiple challenges, such as complying with environmental regulations and reducing costs without negatively impacting quality or performance," said Frank Huo, global segment leader for PSAs at Dow Corning. "Dow Corning's release coatings and PSAs have been carefully designed to meet these challenges head on. By allowing thinner coat weights, avoiding VOC emissions, improving optical clarity and enabling fast curing at lower temperatures, these advanced silicone technologies, paired with our reliable worldwide supply, are giving customers the competitive advantage they need to succeed in the highly competitive packaging sector."

Silicone Adhesives for Protective Film

Dow Corning is also featuring at APFE 2017 a comprehensive portfolio of silicone PSAs for protective films used throughout the lifecycle of electronic devices. Silicone PSAs deliver significant advantages over organic PSAs for such applications, including better wet-out and heat resistance; more-stable adhesion and anchorage over time to prevent migration; greater optical clarity (non-yellowing); cleaner removal without residues; and easier repositioning.

Platinum-cure PSA

For instance, Dow Corning® 7666 Adhesive is a low-adhesion, solventless, platinum-cure PSA designed specifically for protective films used in processing and assembly of electronic devices. It offers highly stable adhesion control and cost-effectiveness, and can be used together with mid- to high-adhesion PSAs such as Dow Corning® 7657 and Dow Corning® 7667 Adhesives.

Other silicone PSA technologies, including Dow Corning® 7645 and Dow Corning® 7646 Adhesives, are designed for protective films in aftermarket electronic applications, such as screen protection for smartphones. They help to prevent damage during everyday use by consumers. These high-end materials are also being spotlighted at the Dow Corning booth.

Dow Corning technical experts are available for the duration of APFE 2017 to answer questions and discuss the company's portfolio of advanced silicone release coatings and PSAs

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Source: Dow Corning
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