UPM launches RX solvent-free label adhesive

UPM Raflatac has announced a new ‘RX’ series of adhesives for self-adhesive labelling. The first of this series, RX 15, bonds aggressively and enduringly to polar substrates like steel, glass, polycarbonate, nylon and ABS plastic.

It’s resistant to chemicals and UV light, and to bleeding and stringing. It’s said to be a viable alternative to using solvent adhesives and is targeted at markets like durable goods, electronics and automotive labelling

It offers high cohesion, thanks to a high proportion of chemical cross-links locking together the molecules in the adhesive. The cross-linking reaction is activated by the introduction of water vapour as a catalyst after the adhesive has been coated during label stock manufacture.






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