Hydrophilic Adhesives and Coatings

Adhesives Research’s ARflow® proprietary hydrophilic adhesive technologies reduce the surface tension of fluids (water, urine or blood), allowing for rapid flow from the inlet area to a remote reagent site within diagnostic and microfluidic devices.  AR’s ARflow® hydrophilic technologies are available as pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), heat-seals and coatings.

Benefits of this technology:

  • Compatible with sensitive chemistries
  • Demonstrates strong bonding to low-surface energy plastics
  • Tailorable hydrophilic properties to regulate capillary fill time
  • Readily customizable product construction including thickness, choice of substrate and release liner
  • Clean die-cuts improve manufacturing efficiencies and capillary performance

Applications:

  • Spacers
  • Lidding and covers
Product Information
ARflow® 92804 3 mil clear PET film with 0.8 mil heat-activated hydrophilic adhesive (single-coated) with 2 mil clear PET liner. ARflow® 92804 is a flexible plastic tape for use in hydrophilic biosensor lid stock and general diagnostic device bonding.
ARflow® 93234 3 mil clear PET film with 0.95 mil heat-activated hydrophilic adhesive (single-coated) with 2 mil siliconized PET liner. ARflow® 93234 is a flexible plastic tape for use in hydrophilic biosensor lid stock and general diagnostic device bonding. It is stable to a wide array of temperatures and humidity.
ARflow® 93049 3 mil clear PET film with a hydrophilic pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) (single-coated) with 1.5 mil clear PET liner. ARflow® 93049 is a flexible plastic tape for use hydrophilic biosensor lid stock and general diagnostic device bonding. It is stable to a wide array of temperatures and humidity.
ARflow® 93127 3 mil clear self-wound PET film coated on one side with an advanced hydrophilic coating. ARflow® 93127 is for use as a backside printable lid stock for in-vitro diagnostic devices and any applications requiring hydrophilic properties. This product can be provided on a variety of PET thickness and color carrier films.
ARflow® 93210 4 mil clear PET film with a clear hydrophilic coating (single-coated) with 1.5 mil clear polyethylene liner. ARflow® 93210 is for use as a backside printable lid stock for in-vitro diagnostic devices and any applications requiring hydrophilic properties.