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Adhesives Ingredients
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Adhesives Ingredients

Adhesives for Shrink Film Products

SpecialChem / Edward M. Petrie – Dec 15, 2010

This article will review the types of shrink film products on the market today and anticipate future products and applications. A discussion will be provided on the shrink films most commonly utilized, how the heat shrink film is made, and how it is utilized in practice. The requirements for the adhesive systems that are used with these products are then discussed, and finally the common types of adhesives systems are explained. It is well recognized that in certain applications, heat shrink films provide a number of distinct advantages over other types of materials. The most prominent applications for heat shrink films are in labels and other packaging applications, electrical wire or cable, and protection of buried pipeline or other equipment.

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