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National Adhesives Scientist to Present Paper on New Radiation Curable Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Published on 2007-04-10. Author : SpecialChem

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- A technical paper on new high performance UV-curable acrylic hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) will be presented at the Tech 30 Global Conference VI in Orlando, Florida, on May 14-16, by Dr. Graeme A. Roan of National Adhesives, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company.

The paper will explain why these adhesives represent the next generation of high performance PSAs and how they provide a genuine, technically and commercially viable alternative to solvented PSAs in industrial tape applications. The adhesives can be cured efficiently with relatively low doses of UV light, giving rise to reliable, reproducible performance tapes with excellent depth of cure across the range of industrial tapes.

Prior to joining National Starch in 2000, Dr. Roan worked in the acrylics business in both the U.K. and the U.S. Since then, he has been involved in the pressure sensitive adhesives business in a range of technology platforms, including 100-percent solids UV-curable materials. He also manages the global UV development team along with other programs directed towards solvent-based systems. Dr. Roan received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Strathclyde and his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham.

National Adhesives is a unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, which had worldwide sales of $3.7 billion in 2006. National Adhesives offers liquid emulsion, solvent-borne solution and hot melt adhesives to customers worldwide. National Adhesives’ products are based on polyurethane, acrylic, rubber, ethylene vinyl acetate, epoxy, polyvinyl acetate and starch and dextrin chemistries. National Starch and Chemical Company has its headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J., and is a member of the ICI Group.

National Starch and Chemical Company is dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of customers without compromising its commitment to sustainability. National Starch supports sustainability through its continuous efforts to improve the safety, health and environment of the communities in which it operates.

Source: National Starch and Chemical Company


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