Adhesives Research Offers Rugged Optically Clear Adhesives

5/22/14

Adhesives Research Offers Rugged Optically Clear Adhesives
Provide optical transparency and enhanced impact performance for demanding display applications

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (May 22, 2014) – Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading independent developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives and related products, introduces ARclear® rugged optically clear pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for virtually defect-free bonding in high-performance rigid-to-rigid display and touch screen applications.

The ARclear product line from Adhesives Research is known for non-bifringence, facilitating high light transmission with defect-free bonding, low haze and high clarity properties. The new ARclear® rugged optically clear PSAs combine these features with enhanced impact, vibration and environmental endurance for reliable bonds across the entire display glass viewing surface. They are available in optical-grade silicone, acrylic and rubber chemistries in adhesive thicknesses ranging from 3 mils (76 µm) to 17 mils (425 µm).

These thick-caliper PSAs withstand intense lamination processes to enhance the durability and longevity of sophisticated, hard-working displays found in military, industrial and aerospace applications. They offer comparable bonding and impact performance to liquid adhesives in a convenient, easy-to-handle PSA roll format for enhanced manufacturing efficiencies.

The ARclear rugged optically clear PSA product line includes:

  • ARclear 93099 Optical Acrylic PSA – This 17-mil (425 µm), melt process/UV cure-in-place PSA construction activates and cures through a dual process for greater control to achieve clean laminations.
  • ARclear 93230 Optical Rubber PSA – A 3-mil (76 µm) transfer adhesive construction, this product offers a high refractive index, good moisture barrier properties, and good performance in heated and non-heated lamination processes.
  • ARclear 93227 and 93228 Optical Silicone PSAs – These 5-mil (125 µm) and 10-mil, 254 µm) flame-resistant transfer adhesives offer high heat resistance (up to 260° C), a low refractive index and perform well in high and low temperature conditions.

A permanently independent, multinational company, Adhesives Research is a trusted global leader in the pressure-sensitive adhesive industry with over half a century of experience in custom polymer synthesis, adhesive formulation, materials science and state-of-the-art manufacturing. The company’s products are used around the world in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, electronics, industrial, paper and converting industries. For more information, call 1-800-445-6240 or visit www.adhesivesresearch.com.

Adhesives Research® and ARclear® are registered trademarks of Adhesives Research, Inc.