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Dow Corning Launches Series of PSAs

AUBURN, MI | Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has introduced to the North American market a comprehensive portfolio of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and coatings for protective films used throughout the lifecycle of electronic devices. The introduction was made at Labelexpo Americas.

Company says these advanced, silicone-based materials include low-migration, platinum-cure PSAs and a high-performance hard coating, and all of the new products have been designed to help customers optimize the performance of protective films used in electronics processing, assembly, shipment, storage, and aftermarket applications.

“Protective films utilizing silicones already play a critical role in optimizing device quality, reducing waste during manufacturing, and enhancing the end-user experience,” says Joanna Giovanoli Potts, Americas market manager, Packaging at Dow Corning. “Emerging electronics trends—such as new curved-edge screen designs and more-sensitive touch-screen technologies—require new types of protection, making it even more important to find the right PSAs and coatings.”

Each of the new PSAs has specific properties, company says, but they share common advantages over competitive organic PSAs, including better wetout and heat resistance; more stable adhesion and anchorage over time to prevent migration; greater optical clarity (non-yellowing); cleaner removal without residues; and easier repositioning for rework.

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