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Adchem Announces Adhesive Tape Bonding Study for BRP Rubber Materials

June 24, 2013 RIVERHEAD, NY - Adchem Corporation, a major supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets, has issued a bonding study on adhesive tape systems for compounds of rubber materials manufactured by BRP. The study of BRP products included Buna “N”, Neoprene, VITON® rubber sheet, EPDM Nylon inserted Neoprene products at varying durometer levels.

The bonding study was conducted at both room temperature and after aging at elevated temperatures. Adchem’s study shows a variety of PSA’s in varying constructions and adhesive formulations presenting viable bonding solutions for components using these materials. The study of 9 different adhesive syatems is available at www.adchem.com/bonding studies and demonstrates the importance of matching the correct pressure-sensitive product to specific grades of similar materials. The study also demonstrates the importance of aging and its effect on performance after 3 days at modest temperature exposures.

This most recent study shows a variety of Adchem’s high-performance PSA’s including double-sided and unsupported tape constructions in several adhesive formulations offering viable solutions for components using the materials manufactured by BRP. All Adchem’s double-sided, single-coated and unsupported adhesive tape systems are REACH compliant. The company’s products are supported by advanced engineering capabilities guiding engineers to over 200 products meeting the most demanding industrial and consumer applications.

For more information about Adchem products or for assistance in engineering your adhesive tape systems, contact Adchem Corporation,1852 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY 11901 Phone: (631) 727-6000 Fax: (631) 727-6010 or visit its newly designed web-site at www.adchem.com.

About Adchem Corporation

Adchem Corporation engineers and manufactures pressure-sensitive adhesive tape systems, including double-sided papers, films, tissues, foams and fabrics; transfer tapes; one-side coated products and other custom-coated specialty products.. The company, founded in 1965, is headquartered in a 200,000 square foot facility which includes its ISO 9001-2008 certified research and development facilities in Riverhead, NY. Product development and production are supported by A2LA ISO 17025 accredited tests. Adchem recently announced its certification under the newly established Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC).

Adchem’s 100% solids adhesives, solvent and water-based acrylics and rubber adhesives are used in a variety of industries including abrasives, automotive, construction, electronics, graphic arts, medical, packaging, solar, sound and vibration control, transportation and general industrial tape applications. Adchem takes an active leadership role in several industry associations including; Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA).

About BRP

BRP is a manufacturer of sheet and extruded rubber products for thousands of military, automotive, transportation, aerospace, and (or industrial) commercial customers. Founded in 1914, BRP is one of America's leading manufacturers of sheet rubber and extruded rubber products. Highly qualified chemists, quality and production personnel, utilizing technologically advanced manufacturing systems under more than 200,000 square feet, keep BRP on the leading edge of the industry. BRP maintains a nationwide distributor network and over 50,000 square feet of on-hand, ready-to-ship inventory.