The Problem: Are you struggling to find the right adhesive solution for your application? Are you having problems finding a reliable source? Are long lead times and quality issues keeping you up at night? The Solution: Join Janet Page, Senior Marketing Manager, and Steve Schroff, Business Development Chemist, for the first in our series of webinars. You will learn about Mactac''s innovative approach to adhesive and tape manufacturing, how our service program is designed to help you grow your business, and why working with a vertically integrated manufacturer like Mactac will help you bring new solutions to market.
Do you want to learn about the science of bonding and why certain adhesives work on some surfaces and not others? Do you want to understand when to use a rubber adhesive or when to use an acrylic adhesive? Join Janet Page, Sr. Marketing Manager, and Steve Schroff, Business Development Chemist, for the second in our Essentials Webinar series. Where we will discuss the basics of bonding, including surface energy, adhesive polymer types, and practical uses & examples of how you can apply this information to solve application challenges in your business.
With a goal of reducing the labeling industry''s environmental impact, Mactac has added a new ultra-thin, environmentally friendly liner to its Roll Label product offering. The new liner is known as Bloom hi.mpact, as it impacts both the environment and converter/end user profitability.
"At Mactac, we''ve made it our mission to develop high-value, high-performance product solutions that reduce our environmental impact," says Kathy Magyar, senior marketing manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. "With Bloom hi.mpact, Mactac customers and our customers'' customers will reduce their impact to the environment while increasing their bottom lines."
At 1.7-mil, the highly densified and refined Glassine paper liner is thinner than traditional liners. Not only is this better for the environment, it delivers added efficiencies to manufacturing, converting, shipping, transportation and warehousing
Watch how MacBond Arctic forms an instant aggressive bond to the frozen stainless steel plate and enables the adhesive to maintain its viscoelastic properties at low temperatures.
At 1.7-mil, this Glassine paper liner is thinner than traditional liners - saving costs and increasing profitability for converters and end-users alike. With Bloom hi.mpact, less is more.
Customers get more labels per roll - greater than 10% more footage for the same OD - which leads to less change-over and downtime during application. Because you are using more footage per roll, you use less cores, cartons, and packaging and you have less freight shipments, leading to lower costs.
Featuring the latest in Mactac''s proprietary adhesive technology, MacBond Arctic Cold Temperature Tapes can be applied at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 degrees Celsius).
Additionally, MacBond Arctic boasts superior adhesive performance for an extremely wide range of temperatures - from -65 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. The new tapes bond well to many grades of foam and foam rubber substrates and feature exceptional performance on low-surface energy materials. Furthermore, with built-in moisture resistance, MacBond Arctic tapes are designed to achieve and maintain a high bond in cold, damp conditions.
That''s our CleanTape UV acrylic adhesive on the left. On the right is a modified solvent acrylic adhesive.
Both adhesives are coated as 3.0-mil transfer tapes (the solvent acrylic was dried to the industry standard of 2.5% retained volatiles). Both also have the same physical properties: approximately 8# of peel, 7# of quick tack and 80 hours of shear.
Each adhesive was laminated to a 5-inch round glass disc and placed onto a heating plate. A 6x19-inch glass cylinder was then placed on top of the adhesive to create a closed environment. The heat plate was set to 250°F to speed the outgassing process (outgassing is time-temperature super dependent).
Mactac''s oil-tolerant labelstocks can be applied to smooth or textured surfaces. They can be applied in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, making them a versatile labeling solution for a wide range of applications in the steel, automotive, industrial, food and cosmetics industries. The labelstocks can be printed with conventional ink or thermal transfer ribbon and will remain legible and firmly affixed under all conditions.
While most pressure-sensitive adhesives take longer to bond in cold temperature conditions, the hot-melt CHILL AT adheres extremely well between temperatures of 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, in addition to room temperature.
From food and beverage packaging to short-term shipping applications, CHILL AT adheres well to low-surface energy substrates such as low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene, polypropylene, paper and corrugate.
It is designed for use in industrial and electronic packaging device identification, warranty and asset protection and automotive VIN labels and security seals. Highly versatile, it can be used for a variety of applications, such as asset labels, product warranty labels and pharmaceutical box seal labels.
· Labelstocks that resist blistering and delamination caused by outgasses emitted from plastics. Mactac''s new revolutionary, high-performance durable goods and industrial labeling products are designed for applications such as power tools, appliances, electronics, compliance labels, and warning and instructional labels, as well as identification of test tubes and promotional labeling.