The Value of UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Value enabling features that align with today’s market trends

UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) check all the boxes when it comes to addressing evolving market dynamics and enhancing your customers experience. And whether you’re a user of hot melt, solvent-based or water-based adhesives, UV acrylic hot melts can provide value to you.

What type of adhesive user are you? Learn the value of UV curable pressure sensitive provide:

Key Value Enabling Features of UV Curable PSA for the Hot Melt Adhesive User

Henkel UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives provide hot melt users entrances into new and more profitable markets:

  • Specialty label applications: Clear and durable markets
  • Medium to high performance tape applications
  • Moderate performance graphics applications
  • Higher deposition specialty markets

UV curable PSA’s also deliver a variety of improvements over your current hot melt technology:

  • Higher clarity for applications like labeling
  • Stronger/Improved chemical and UV resistance
  • Extends temperature application window in both heat and cold
  • Offers plasticizer resistance
  • Coating temperatures may be reduced

Key Value Enabling Features of UV Curable PSA for the Water-based Adhesive User

Henkel UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives provide water-based users entrances into new and more profitable markets:

  • High deposition tape applications
  • Moderate performance graphics and vinyl applications
  • High deposition specialty markets

UV curable PSA’s also deliver a variety of improvements over your current water-based technology:

  • Generally considered easier to coat than emulsion systems which can allow for a less experienced operator
  • Significantly higher coatings weights possible in a single pass
  • Improved water whitening, ageing and chemical resistance

UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives enable inline efficiencies and supply chain possibilities:

  • Small footprint with no large dryers/ovens required
  • Long shelf life with robust shipping and storage properties
  • Production anywhere: relative to other technologies, hot melt coatings capabilities can be set up with far less infrastructure

Key Value Enabling Features of UV Curable PSA for the Solvent-based Adhesive User

UV curable PSA’s also deliver a variety of improvements over your current solvent-based technology:

  • Dry pound cost may be lower
  • Generally considered easier to coat than liquid systems which allows for a less experienced operator and far less PPE/training.
  • Significantly higher coatings weights are possible in a single pass
  • No hazardous storage, SHE concerns and EPA limitations
  • 100% solids provide shipping and storage efficiencies
  • This technology is enabling MORE competitors into YOUR marketspace

UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives enable inline efficiencies and supply chain possibilities:

  • Small footprint with no large dryers/ovens required
  • Long shelf life with robust shipping and storage properties
  • Promotes growth with a sustainable adhesive technology
  • Production anywhere: relative to other technologies, hot melt coatings capabilities can be set up with far less infrastructure and operator expertise

UV acrylic hot melts respond to key market drivers to be more innovative/sustainable/efficient

Whether you’re a hot melt, water-based or solvent-based adhesive user, the value and supply chain efficiencies that UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives can provide is clear. And this value can enable you to respond to the key market drivers of today.

  • Converters are looking to expand and innovate
    Label manufactures are looking to expand into new markets with existing assets
    Many coaters are choosing to innovate supply chain with customers by leveraging cheaper or more versatile supply locations
  • The market is demanding lower VOC
  • End users are beginning to backwards integrate
    Tape buyers are investing in UV equipment
    Label printers are investing in UV equipment

Whatever market trend is most important to you, Henkel’s UV technology is ready to deliver value. Contact a Henkel technical expert today to learn more. 

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