Waterborne low-VOC pressure-sensitive adhesives for the toughest label applications

  • Low-VOC and high tack
  • Coater-ready formulations and customised products
  • Low-temperature adhesion, and excellent adhesion onto low energy surfaces
  • Very high-water resistance without whitening
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Various international indirect food contact compliances

Synthomer has the ideal adhesive for even the toughest clear-on-clear, speciality filmic and paper label application. Our waterborne, low-VOC, pressure-sensitive adhesives feature excellent adhesion onto low-energy surfaces and provide optimum water resistance and best-in-class water whitening resistance.

In addition, our high-solids, water-based PSAs provide improved drying and film-forming properties and contribute to lower transportation costs, helping to reduce your carbon footprint. Whatever type of label you manufacture, Synthomer has an adhesive that will ensure your product meets your customers’ expectations and enhances the profile of your offer.

Synthomer’s water-based, high-solids, low-VOC PSAs are ideally suited for:

  • Clear-on-clear applications in beverages and health and beauty
  • High-speed coater lines with superior runnability
  • Low-temperature adhesion for freezer and chilled labels.
TradenameChemistryDescription
PLEXTOL™ XA 2624PAAqueous dispersion of acrylic copolymer, anionic, APEO free.
Tacolyn™ 1070 Resin DispersionTackifier DispersionTacolyn™ 1070 resin dispersion is an aqueous, 55% solids, solvent-free, anionic hydrocarbon dispersion. It is recommended as a tackifier for acrylic latex polymers used in label, tape, and construction adhesive applications. As a modifier for these latexes, Tacolyn™ 1070 enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board. It promotes cohesive strength and offers good moisture resistance when used in pressure sensitive adhesives. It may be used in clear film label applications due to its good color retention and oxidation resistance.
  • APE-free
  • Enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board
  • Good moisture resistance
  • Good thermal and UV stability
  • Promotes cohesion
Tacolyn™ 5002 Resin DispersionTackifier DispersionTacolyn™ 5002 resin dispersion is an aqueous, 55% solids, solvent-free, anionic hydrocarbon resin dispersion. It is recommended as a tackifier for natural rubber and styrene butadiene rubber latex polymers used in label, tape, construction, and contact adhesive applications. As a modifier for pressure sensitive label and tape adhesives, Tacolyn™ 5002 provides a good balance of peel and shear and enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board. Tacolyn™ 5002 is recommended for water-based contact adhesives where fast break properties are required as in foam to foam bonding applications.
  • APE-free
  • Broad utility as a general purpose SBR tackifier
  • Enhances specific adhesion to polyolefin substrates and recycled corrugated board
  • Good moisture resistance
  • Good thermal and UV stability
  • Promotes cohesion

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