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Title: Recycling Pressure-Sensitive Products

Author: Guo, Jihui; Gwin, Larry; Houtman, Carl; Kroll, Mark; Severtson, Steven J.

Date: 2012

Source: 2012-03-19, Adhesives Magazine; 2012. p. 9.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The efficient control of contaminants such as metals, plastics, inks and adhesives during the processing of recovered paper products determines the profitability of recycling mills. In fact, it is arguably the most important technical obstacle in expanding the use of recycled paper.1-4 An especially challenging category of contaminants to manage is pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). PSAs are soft elastomer-based materials that are highly viscous and sticky to the touch. In recovered paper, they are usually found as part of pressure-sensitive (PS) label systems, consisting of facestock coated with a 0.7-1.0 mil layer of PSA.

Keywords: Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Recycling Compatible

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Guo, Jihui; Gwin, Larry; Houtman, Carl; Kroll, Mark; Severtson, Steven J. 2012. Recycling pressure-sensitive products. Adhesives Magazine. 9 pp.

 


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