Acucote Adhesive Selection

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High Performance Permanent AdhesivesSpecial PerformanceStandard RemovablesMicrospheresReclosureTextile RemovablesSpecial Performance RemovablesCold Temperature/FreezerMulti-purpose PermanentPharmaceutical, Tight MandrelTextile

High Performance Permanent Adhesives

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
AC90 High-performance acrylic. UL-969 indoor/outdoor recognized on certain facestocks. Latex free. +20F -40F-+300F
OL1 Clear acrylic with excellent wet-out characteristics, good UV stability and high performance when used in overlaminate applications. Latex free. +20F -20F-+250F
DG50 High-performance acrylic with excellent quick-stick and aggressive adhesion. Latex free. +20F -40F-+250F
P2000 Very aggressive rubber-resin with excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates. +20F -20F-+220F
SP111 Aggressive permanent acrylic designed for hard-to-label surfaces. Latex free. +40F -20F-+140F
TL1 Rubber-resin formulated for excellent adhesion to most tires. End use must be specified in order to assign coat weights. +32F -20F-+160F
P50 Aggressive acrylic with exceptional durability, die cutting and stripping capabilities. Latex free. +20F -30F-+250F
BL6400 Rubber-resin designed for demanding industrial grade applications. +35F -20F-+220F

Special Performance

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
SA780 Specifically designed for custom void applications. This tackified acrylic has excellent adhesion and shear properties. Latex free. +20F -30F – +200F
SA200 Aggressive, water-based, rubber-resin permanent adhesive with excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates. +20F -30F – +220F
DFC 1CFR175.125 Paragraph B approved rubber resin offering high initial tack and long-term adhesion to fruits and vegetables. Film and paper facestock compatible. Acid Free. FDA 175.105. +30F -10F – +220F
P65 Tackified acrylic formulated to provide an aggressive adhesion to a variety of surfaces.Compliant with California Proposition 65.  * Custom adhesive. Call for LT. +10F -20F – +220F
Skin Pro Non-irritant under OECD Guideline 404 and a “non-skin irritant” under FHSA16 CFR1500.3(c)(4). Designed for skin contact. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. Acid free. FDA 175.105. +40F -20F – +140F
WL5000 Permanent acrylic with lasting performance in an ice bath. Removable with warm water (removability will vary depending on water temperature). Latex free. +20F -20F – +140F
WAT1 White tinted, water-based all-temperature permanent acrylic. Provides a softer, mid-level opacity when compared to blockout. Latex free. *Custom adhesive. Call for LT. -20F -40F – +250F
WGP1 White tinted, water-based general purpose acrylic. Adheres well to a wide variety of surfaces. Provides a softer, mid-level opacity when compared to blockout. Latex free. *Custom adhesive. Call for LT. -20F -40F – +250F
CP1 A permanent, rubber-resin emulsion adhesive formulated with biodegradable components that should be considered for applications where environmental degradation is required. +20F -20F – +250F

Standard Removables

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
RE10 General purpose removable. Utilizes a non-tack build formula with long-term removability. Ideal for low energy surfaces. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. FDA 175.105. California Proposition 65 compliant. +40F +20F – +200F
RE10 Blockout Black, opaque version of RE10 general purpose removable. Latex free. California Proposition 65 compliant. +40F +20F – +200F
RE1000 Modified RE10 creating reduced tack performance. Utilizes a non-tack build formula with long-term removability. Recommend for mid to high-energy surfaces. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. FDA 175.105. California Proposition 65 compliant. +40F +40F – +180F
RE1005 Further modified RE1000 with lower tack resulting in “ultra” removability. Utilizes a non-tack build formula with long-term removability. Consider for high-energy surfaces. Limited film and paper facestock compatibility. Latex free. FDA 175.105. California Proposition 65 compliant. +40F +20F – +180F
RE1010 Lowest tack version of RE1000 formulation. Utilizes a non-tack build formula with long-term removability. Consider for ultra-low tack removable applications. Limited film and paper facestock compatibility. Latex free. FDA 175.105. California Proposition 65 compliant. +40F +20F – +180F

Microspheres

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
MS1000 Ultra removable microsphere technology. Offers low initial tack with medium ultimate adhesion. Provides long term removability. Limited facestock compatibility. Latex free. +40F +40F – +120F
MS1005 Modified MS1000 microsphere formulation. Resulting in lower tack and a higher degree of removability on both high and medium energy surfaces. Offers long-term removability. Call for facestock compatibility. Latex free. +40F +40F – +120F
MS1010 Lowest tack version of MS1000 formulations. Provides clean removability from a broader range of high-energy surfaces. Call for facestock compatibility. Latex free. +40F +40F – +120F
H802 Proprietary formulation designed for vinyl facestocks. Excellent temporary, clean removability and repositionability on a wide variety of surfaces. Exhibits long term removability. Latex free. +40F +40F – +120F

Reclosure

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
GRS Offers reseal performance on clean non-porous surfaces. Resist to blushing when exposed to packages containing alcohol based personal care products. Compatible with film facestocks. Latex free. Acid free. FDA 175.105. -40F -40F – +250F

Textile Removables

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
TA1000 Exhibits high initial tack. Can be resistant to fabric dyes. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. Acid free. FDA 175.105. +40F -65F – +200F
TA1001 Higher tack formulation of TA1000. Designed for more rigid facestocks and textured fabrics. Latex free. Acid free. FDA 175.105. +35F -65F – +200F
SS1 Tackified and formulated for quick stick to a variety of surfaces. Removes cleanly from hard-to-label textile fabric materials. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. Acid free. +30F -60F – +160F

Special Performance Removables

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
UCR1 Clear, ultra-removable designed specifically for polyester facestocks. It is also compatible with other films. Provides long-term removability from a variety of surfaces. Latex free. FDA 175.105. +40F +20F – +120F
UR7 Medium tack. Designed specifically for vinyl. Provides long-term performance with minimal transfer. Latex free. FDA 175.105. +40F -40F – +150F
GR7 Medium tack. Offering low temperature application and service range performance. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. Acid free. Repulpable. FDA 175.105. California Proposition 65 compliant. +20F -20F – +200F

Cold Temperature/Freezer

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
AT4505 Permanent all-temperature acrylic. Latex free. -20F -30F – +200F
Arctic Permanent, freezer grade acrylic. Designed for surfaces with low application and service temperatures. Latex free. -10F -50F – +125F
42FRX Rubber-resin permanent for freezer applications. Excellent on moist or damp surfaces – including wax or recycled corrugates.*Custom adhesive. Call for LT. +10F +20F – +300F

Multi-purpose Permanent

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
21P General purpose acrylic formulated for a variety of end uses with film facestocks. Latex free. +35F -65F – +200F
30P General purpose rubber-resin. Especially good on low energy surfaces. +35F -20F – +220F
SX78 Proprietary tackified acrylic. Has a unique formulation that provides better converting and reduces cold-flow issues typical of tackified adhesives. Latex free. +20F -30F – +200F
GPX General purpose acrylic that provides good adhesion to a variety of surfaces with paper or film facestocks. Latex free. +20F -20F – +200F
GPX Blockout Black water-based, permanent acrylic with high tack and moderate adhesion to both high and low energy surfaces. Latex free. +20F -20F – +200F
20P General purpose acrylic that dispenses well in high-speed labeling applications. Latex free. +35F -65F – +200F

Pharmaceutical, Tight Mandrel

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
31PB Tackified acrylic with excellent small radius labeling ability: glove friendly. Latex free. +40F -30F – +200F
60SP Pharmaceutical grade, permanent acrylic. Latex free. +25F -18F – +135F
PH40 Water-based rubber resin ideal for pharmaceutical applications. Designed for low to moderate initial tack and very high ultimate bond. +30F -20F – +250F

Textile

Adhesive Product Description Minimum Application Temperature Service Temperature Range
TA1000 Exhibits high initial tack. Can be resistant to fabric dyes. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. Acid free. FDA 175.105. +40F -65F – +200F
TA1001 Higher tack formulation of TA1000. Designed for more rigid facestocks and textured fabrics. Latex free. Acid free. FDA 175.105. +35F -65F – +200F
SS1 Tackified and formulated for quick stick to a variety of surfaces. Removes cleanly from hard-to-label textile fabric materials. Film and paper facestock compatible. Latex free. Acid free. +30F -60F – +160F
SE Water-based acrylic. Formulated to provide an aggressive immediate adhesion to a variety of surfaces. Ideal for soil resistant, hard-to-stick to and/or wrinkle-free fabrics. +30F -60F – +160F

The adhesive information provided is intended for general reference only and is based on data provided by commercial suppliers that is believed to be in good faith and accurate. Thorough end-use testing under appropriate environmental conditions should occur to ensure that all application requirements are met. Acucote does not guarantee satisfactory results in any application from reliance on this information and assumes no liability for any loss or damage arising out of its use.

Adhesives was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Melissa Walsh