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Validation of laboratory-scale recycling test method of paper PSA label productsAuthor(s): Carl Houtman; Karen Scallon; Richard Oldack
Source: Progress in paper recycling. Vol. 17, no. 2 (Feb. 2008): Pages 26-31
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionStarting 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.
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CitationHoutman, 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.
KeywordsAdhesives, 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
- Recycling Pressure-Sensitive Products
- Design criteria for recycling compatible pressure-sensitive products
- Recyclability of mixed office waste papers containing pressure sensitive adhesives and silicone release liners
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