Accidentally Synthesized

PVC was accidentally synthesized in 1872 by German chemist Eugen Baumann.[10] The polymer appeared as a white solid inside a flask of vinyl chloride that had been left exposed to sunlight. In the early 20th century the Russian chemist Ivan [Read More]

The Biocompatible Characteristics of Silicone Adhesives

The biocompatible characteristics of silicone adhesives have earned them a leading role in medical applications. Whether used for adhesive purposes, as sealants, coatings, or as potting/encapsulation compounds, all medical-grade silicones need to be nontoxic and [Read More]

MVTR is a measure of the passage of water vapor through a substance

Moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR), also water vapor transmission rate (WVTR), is a measure of the passage of water vapor through a substance. There are many industries where moisture control is critical. Moisture sensitive foods and pharmaceuticals are put in packaging with controlled MVTR [Read More]

5 Reasons to use a Urethane Film for Medical Adhesive Tape Applications

Polyurethane Film offers a unique combination of properties that make it an excellent material for medical applications.  Polyether Films offer antimicrobial properties, breathability, and biocompatibility, all while maintaining elasticity and a soft feel.  Polyether is [Read More]

7 Advantages of Using a Silicone Adhesive Tape

Advantages of Using a Silicone Adhesive Tape Silicones are elastomeric systems that offer a unique combination of flexibility and strength that makes them attractive for ensuring successful bonding in diverse applications and industries. Silicone adhesives, [Read More]

What is Cling Foam and 10 Facts to Note

SpecBond’s SB900 Cling Foam is a ​low density closed-cell Polyvinyl Chloride foam with the unique ability to bond to surfaces without an adhesive. The foam is supplied with a special high gloss release paper to [Read More]

Polyethylene Foam Tapes with Removable Adhesives

Depending on the requirements, a removable adhesive system is available for your foam tape applications. Removable adhesives can be coated on one or both sides of a polyethylene foam to be designed to remove off [Read More]

5 Advantages of Using a Rubber Based Adhesive

Rubber based adhesives are considered more economical than an acrylic or silicone based adhesive product. Rubber based adhesives are hydrophobic so they resist water and moisture in a humid environment. Rubber based adhesives have higher [Read More]

What is Peel Adhesion?

Peel adhesion is the strength of the bond between a pressure sensitive tape and the application surface. In order to measure adhesion, the tape is applied to a stainless steel panel and then removed. The [Read More]

Aerospace Composite Bonding & Release Breaker Tape

This multipurpose high performance product is commonly used in the aerospace and wider composite industries for vacuum bagging, resin infusion, and pre-preg processes where it is used for holding bagging consumables in place, joining temporary [Read More]