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Recycling Pressure-Sensitive ProductsAuthor(s): Jihui Guo; Larry Gwin; Carl Houtman; Mark Kroll; Steven J. Severtson
Source: 2012-03-19, Adhesives Magazine; 2012. p. 9.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThe 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.
CitationGuo, Jihui; Gwin, Larry; Houtman, Carl; Kroll, Mark; Severtson, Steven J. 2012. Recycling pressure-sensitive products. Adhesives Magazine. 9 pp.
KeywordsPressure Sensitive Adhesives, Recycling Compatible
- Design criteria for recycling compatible pressure-sensitive products
- Innovative approach to solving "stickies" problem and developing environmentally benign pressure sensitive adhesives through partnerships
- Recycling evaluation of new-generation environmentally benign pressure sensitive adhesives
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