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Waterborne Adhesives Additives: The Five Most Important in your Formulation

Edward M. Petrie & Edward Petrie – Jan 20, 2016

waterborne-adhesivesWaterborne adhesives are usually fairly complex formulations of components that perform specialty functions. As it is already known that, very few waterborne polymers are used as adhesives without the addition of some modifying substance such as:


  • Plasticizer
  • Defoamer
  • Or rheology modifiers

The selection of the actual ingredients and their concentrations will depend on the end-properties required, the application and processing requirements, and the overall cost target of the adhesive.

The formulator adds other additives to the waterborne adhesive emulsion to provide specific application and performance properties.

What are these 5 most important additives for waterborne adhesives? How do they affect the properties of adhesives? Read on to know more about waterborne adhesives in detail…


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