• Articles

    A broad array of articles to support your selection of PSA’s including articles about release liners, static control, foams, substrates and adhesive tape selection.

Articles and Whitepapers

Cockling Article
Protecting PSA Release Liners from Heat and Humidity
Controlling Static Article
Controlling Static: Alternatives to Tinsel
Foam Adhesion: Identifying the Challenges & Solutions
For most foam applications, adhesion to the substrate is a top priority. However, it is also an area where many foam systems may fail. This is generally caused by the multitude of applications, environmental conditions, and lifecycle requirements that stress adhesive systems, sometimes leading to failure. This article addresses key steps manufacturers and end-users can take to help address and avoid system failure as a result of lifecycle challenges.
Foam Article
The Challenge of Making Foam Stick
Laser Cutting PSA Tapes
A study by Universal Laser Systems on Laser cutting of Adchem PSA tapes.
Meeting Modern Challenges in Bonding to Automotive TPO Materials
A white paper on bonding to Automotive TPO materials.
PSA Tapes for bonding to TPO Materials
A white paper on Conventional and Low VOC bonding Tape Systems for the TPO materials..
Release Liner Article
Improving Production Efficiency with Optimal Release Liners
Static Electricity Control in PSA Tapes
Static Electricity, its effect on PSA tape systems and ways to control it
Tape Application Guide
Article providing general Guidelines for the Application of Tape.  Includes recommendations on proper Application Temperature, required Surface Preparations and achieving a good Bond.
The ABC's of Glazing PSA's
Glazing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives - Best practice for Vinyl windows
What's in a Number? - A White Paper
A White Paper on how to decipher the data/numbers in Technical Bulletins for PSA tapes