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Title: Validation of laboratory-scale recycling test method of paper PSA label products

Author: Houtman, Carl; Scallon, Karen; Oldack, Richard;

Date: 2008

Source: Progress in paper recycling. Vol. 17, no. 2 (Feb. 2008): Pages 26-31

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Starting with test methods and a specification developed by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Environmentally Benign Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Postage Stamp Program, a laboratory-scale test method and a specification were developed and validated for pressure-sensitive adhesive labels, By comparing results from this new test method and pilot-scale tests, which have been previously validated with mill trials, we showed that the new test could be used to qualify label products as recycling-compatible.

Keywords: Adhesives, postage stamps, waste paper, recycling, adhesives, testing, pressure-sensitive adhesives, testing standards, stickies, image analysis, hot melt adhesive, pressure sensitive adhesive, recycle compatible adhesive, screening

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Houtman, Carl; Scallon, Karen; Oldack, Richard. 2008.Validation of laboratory-scale recycling test method of paper PSA label products. Progress in Paper Recycling. 17(2): 26-31.


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