Pressure Sensitive Products
In order to assist you in the proper selection of adhesives for your particular application, we offer a brief summary of each adhesive currently offered.
Tack It® is one of our original natural rubber based adhesives that exhibits very aggressive initial tack and subsequent holding power. As a natural, organic based adhesive, it will however, oxidize over long periods of time when exposed to oxygen in the air and will eventually lose its holding ability. This adhesive should not be used where application of the label will be made to vinyl or other materials that use a plasticizer polymer in its composition. The active adhesive components in Tack It® will interact with these plasticizers and cause them to soften, creating a situation where de-bonding will occur.
Tack It 2®
Tack It 2® is a specialty adhesive that exhibits high initial tack and increasingly subsequent holding power after a 24 hour cure period. This adhesive is an excellent alternative to Tack It®. As an acrylic based adhesive, it does not degrade over time as does a natural rubber product giving it a long lifetime of holding power. As an added feature, Tack It 2® is formulated with a Mylar sheet barrier constructed into the base adhesive. This provides a barrier to any residual moisture or acidity that may be present from the processing of the label threads. Of greater importance however, is the fact that this barrier prevents interaction or excitation of plasticizers used in vinyl products and the adhesive’s ability to hold the label to the product. The carefully selected barrier material adds stability to the customer’s label by minimizing its ability to stretch, rack or skew due to looseness of weave. Labels coated with Tack It 2® can be successfully applied directly to diverse items such as wax candles, glass jars as well as all base fabrics including, polyester, cotton, rayon, tricot, nylon, etc. Although Tack It 2® and its variants are generally impervious to water and water based liquids after a 24 hour cure period, they are somewhat soluable in acid bases such as those derived from citrus components. Benzene and other mineral based solvents will readily attack this formulation which is why we do not advocate dry cleaning anything that uses this formulated adhesive.
Tack It 2-AF®
For applications such as those used for archival or craft application purposes, Avanti Coatings offers all the outstanding attributes of Tack It 2® in an acid free composition. It exhibits high tack and superior holding power without adding appreciable bulk, weight or stiffness to the base product. Tack It 2-AF® is compounded to be lighter in mil thickness to allow it to be used in thinner material applications such as printed ribbons and lamination applications such as ribbon to ribbon lay up without adhesive migration or bleed through. The integrated web barrier stabilizes these thinner materials and minimizes material stretching in their application.
Tack It 2-AFW®
Tack It 2-AFW® has all the attributes of Tack It 2-AF® however, the web barrier is composed of a white, opaque material. When used in lay up applications such as the lamination of ribbons, the opacity of the barrier prevents visual bleed through of the base color. This material is ideally suited in uses where a light, thin material is laminated to a dark colored base material. This results in each color being able to maintain their original brilliance and enhances the reflectivity of the lighter material’s color making it to be even more brilliant than when originally produced.
Tack It 2-AFNC®
Tack It 2-AFNC® has been developed for applications where longitudinal strippability of the base material is required after the application of adhesive. It is particularly well suited for application to parallel laid continuous materials such as certain manufactured ribbons and where an acid free or acid neutral adhesive material is required. This adhesive has all the attributes of Tack It 2-AF® but does not have a web barrier incorporated into its composition. It is well suited for applications that are used for craft purposes.
Super Tack It®
Super Tack It® is a unique, custom blended, premium formulation of acrylic polymers. The five mil thickness bonds aggressively and securely to a wide variety of substrates and is impervious to sustained temperatures of up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Super Tack It® exhibits excellent resistance to short term exposures to temperatures of up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It is particularly well suited for use in the application of labels that may be subject to high heat environments. It also excels in the bonding of and attaching gaskets and variety of industrial foam materials and lamination’s to various surfaces. As a highly aggressive adhesive that exhibits superior holding power to a wide range of substrates, Super Tack It® is relatively resistant to mild solvents and maintains its superior holding power for years at a time. See General Specifications on Super Tack it.