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New Hot Melt PSA from National Adhesives Meets Needs of Prime Clear Label Market

Published on 2007-03-02. Author : SpecialChem

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- National Adhesives has introduced DURO-TAK® 34-659B, a hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive designed with the optical clarity and superior pasteurization resistance required by the prime clear label market.

Suitable for both narrow and wide web applications, DURO-TAK 34-659B adhesive exhibits excellent clarity on polyolefin films and is ideal for use in clear film label, overlay, decal and polyethylene bag closure applications. The adhesive, which meets the compositional requirements of the FDA's Indirect Food Additive regulations, also has excellent resistance to pasteurization, water, cold temperatures and flagging (wing-up) in curved surface applications.

"DURO-TAK 34-659B adhesive has demonstrated excellent convertibility on press and has superior wet-out, tack and water clarity. This is an excellent option for those looking for alternative options to water-based adhesives," said Ingrid Brase, Global Marketing Manager, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, National Adhesives.

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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