Fundamental emulsion polymerisation for high performance water based pressure sensitive adhesives

Water based acrylic adhesives are commonly used in pressure sensitive adhesives in tape and label applications. Emulsion polymerisation is versatile when it comes to designing adhesives with the right performance for a broad variety of applications, ranging from very soft and sticky adhesives to adhesives with a very high shear strength. This presentation covers the introduction to fundamental emulsion polymerisation, and how the adhesive performance can be influenced by the right choice of monomers, emulsifiers, functional comonomers as well as formulation into a coater ready adhesive using wetting agents, defoamers and crosslinkers or thickeners to obtain good performance in the application and good runnability on the coater line.

SESSION 2 - TAPES DECONSTRUCTED – Afera Tape College
Location: Date: 08/04/2019 Time: 16:10 - 16:30 Dr. Katja Greiner – Synthomer Deutschland