Ashland has announced the release of two pressure sensitive adhesives that share the same acrylic emulsion chemistry but that are used in two seemingly opposite ways. Aroset APS 1295 is intended for permanent bonding while Aroset 2570 is suited for temporary applications and allows tapes, films and paper-based items to be removed and repositioned, or simply removed, with ease.
Aroset APS 1295 is an acrylate emulsion that performs well on permanent tapes such as those used in the construction and industrial assembly industries. It also lends itself well to the application of permanent decals or labels as well as over-laminating films. It can be used on a wide variety of surfaces and provides good long-term adhesion.
Aroset 2570 PSA, on the other hand, uses the same chemistry, but peels away from surfaces easily leaving no residues, making it suitable for use on removable labels, re-sealable packaging, masking tapes and temporary marketing decals.