Adhesives Research Offers Rugged Optically Clear Adhesives


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

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