Adhesives Research Introduces Three New Splicing Tapes at the International Converting Exposition


GLEN ROCK, Pa. (April 5, 2011) – Adhesives Research, a leading developer and manufacturer of custom pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes (PSAs), specialty coatings, films and laminates, will feature three new high-performance splicing tapes, ARclad® 92719, ARclad® 92495Y and ARclad® 8811HC, during the International Converting Exposition in Orlando, Florida, April 6-8.

ARclad® 92719 is a double-faced tape specifically designed to deliver an aggressive bond to one surface, while providing a clean release without adhesive residue from a second surface. Featuring a 2 mil clear polyester film carrier coated with a high-tack adhesive on one side, and a lower-tack adhesive on the other side, ARclad® 92719 is well-suited for bonding films such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polyester in core starts and flying splice applications.

ARclad® 92495Y is a yellow, single-faced, self-wound polyester film coated with a high-performance acrylic adhesive that delivers reliable bonds for applications where high temperature resistance and aggressive adhesion are required.  This tape is recommended for single- and double-butt splicing, automatic splicing operations and safety splices and delivers quick bonds to polycoated, kraft, and board papers, fabrics; polyester; polyvinyl chloride; and composite materials.

ARclad® 8811HC is a double-faced tape designed to meet the needs of high-speed flying splice applications. Featuring a white paper carrier coated on both sides with a high coat weight of an aggressive rubber-based adhesive, ARclad® 8811HC offers “quick stick” properties to a wide variety of difficult bonding surfaces in high-speed applications. This tape grabs easily to flexible films, polycoated papers, low surface energy films, foils, polycoated papers and paper-boards. Components of this tape meet FDA requirements for indirect food contact per applicable sections of 21CFR part 175.105.

Adhesives Research offers a complete line of ARclad®  high-performance PSA splicing products ranging from repulpable tapes for the paper industry to non-repulpable tape technologies for applications in the converting, laminating, extrusion and metallizing industries. ARclad® PSA splicing tapes provide a consistent thickness of adhesive for superior adhesion with less mess, clean up or solvents than other splicing methods.

Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research offers problem-solving capabilities and custom solutions in polymer synthesis, mixing, coating, and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical support. Adhesives Research’s products are used around the world in the electronics, automotive, display, and window fabrication industries and in other diverse markets such as medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, pharmaceuticals/transdermals, consumer products, and the pulp and paper industries.

Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland and Colombia, has sales and marketing offices in Great Britain and Singapore, a representative office in Shanghai, China and sales representation in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The Company’s North American and Limerick, Ireland, facilities are certified to the updated ISO 9001 and ISO 131485 standards.

For more information on Adhesives Research and its products, call 1-800-445-6240 (1-717-235-7979 outside North America) or visit our web site at