Mactac Launches New Series of High-Tack Acrylic Double-Coated Tapes and Transfer Adhesives

An aggressive, high-tack adhesive, MP410 is easy to handle and die-cut and was designed to perform well on a variety of substrates, including: ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), metals, polycarbonate, most foams, fabrics and HDPE (high density polyethylene).

As Mactac’s newest 100-percent solids, solvent-free, adhesive technology innovation, the MP410 high-tack acrylic adhesive touts low levels of VOCs, migratory compounds and residuals. It also delivers numerous benefits to the new product series, such as:

• Excellent optical properties
• Adhesion performance superior to many traditional solvent acrylics
• Outstanding solvent, chemical and plasticizer resistance
• UV-resistance
• Wide performance range, a versatile option for a multi-purpose tape

When stored in original packaging at room temperature, the new series has an estimated 2-year shelf life. For more information on the new double-coated tapes or transfer adhesives, or other high-quality materials available from Mactac Technical Tapes Products, call 800.255.9733, email mactac.americas@mactac.com  or visit www.mactac.com/industrialtapes .


 

Mactac Announces Gold Sponsorship of Roland imagiNATION 2016

Mactac®, a leading supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) materials, announces its gold-level sponsorship of the Roland imagiNATION 2016 inkjet user conference, being held April 20 in Orlando, Florida.

Intended for users of Roland® inkjet printers, the one-day educational event, hosted just prior to the start of ISA’s 2016 International Sign Expo, draws business owners, printer operators, graphic designers, vendors and various industry experts. Through valuable networking and roughly 25 workshops – including one by 28-year PSA veteran expert, Jeff Stadelman of Mactac – attendees will learn essential tips, techniques and resources for successful business practice.

Stadelman’s insightful presentation, Exploring the Lucrative Opportunities of Interior Graphics, will begin at 11:40 a.m. EST, and will highlight the latest innovations and trends for printed PSA graphic opportunities in interior window, wall and floor applications. Stadelman will cover key areas of importance such as: what to look for in a graphics material, what materials work best for specific applications, and application tips and techniques.

As part of the sponsorship, Mactac has also donated a conference door prize containing a complete starter kit of Mactac’s customer-favorite REBEL™ multi-print media, which is designed for interior and exterior markings and signage applications. The door prize includes rolls of RB228P, a 3.4-mil permanent promotional media; RB428P, a 4.0-mil permanent intermediate media; and, RB528H, a 4.0-mil high-tack high-performance media.

Mactac’s graphics industry products are distributed under the IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark® and REBEL™ brands, providing innovative, pressure-sensitive solutions for the rapidly changing, fast-paced wide-format printing industry. For more information, call 866-622-8223, email mactac.americas@mactac.com  or visit www.mactac.com/graphics .


 

Mactac Unveils Company’s First-Ever Non-Adhesive Window Cling

New IMAGin® WindowVIEW™ Cling offers excellent printability, answers market demand for shorter-term window graphics

Featuring Mactac’s proprietary film technology, WindowVIEW Cling allows for optimal printability on all wide-format inkjet printers. Its 8-pt. liner offers excellent lay flat and sheet ability and the cling product is available in two options: clear (WVC199) for a see-through appearance or white (WVC109) for opaque applications.

Extremely easy to install, IMAGin WindowVIEW Cling provides wet or dry installation by the most novice installer and delivers simple, clean removability – with no chance of residue left behind.

For more information on IMAGin WindowVIEW Cling, Mactac’s high-performance or intermediate window films, or any of the high-quality materials available from Mactac Distributor Products, call 866-622-8223, email mactac.americas@mactac.com  or visit www.mactac.com .

 


Mactac Expands Décor Product Offering with IMAGin® DecoMural™ and IMAGin® DecoFresco™

Mactac® Distributor Products launches two brand-new products—IMAGin® DecoMural™ and IMAGin® DecoFresco™—that will expand the company’s décor product range and make a unique contribution to the wall décor market.

DecoMural DM032 and DecoFresco DF052 are adhesive solutions specially designed for installation on smooth interior walls and can be digitally printed with UV, latex or solvent technologies. Both products provide the look of commercial wallpaper or décor wallcoverings and can be used in applications including accent walls, wall murals, replicated canvas prints on boards and general or upscale signage.

DecoMural DM032 is ideal for providing a long-term textured permanent wall mural to any smooth wall and is also inkjet printable with a medium texture and feel, allowing for a clean, rich-looking graphic.

DecoFresco DF052 is an embossed PVC with an organic brushstroke texture and a robust removable adhesive. Its 90# liner makes it easily printable on almost any inkjet printer, while providing a unique finish to any décor application.

For more information regarding Mactac products or graphic solutions, call 866-622-8223, email mactac.americas@mactac.com  or visit www.mactac.com/graphics  and www.theapplicationnation.com .


 

Mactac Technical Tapes Products Unveils New MACbondTM Foam Bonding Tape

Mactac® Technical Tapes Products has expanded its line of MACbond™ Rubber double-coated tapes with the addition of MACbond™ Foam Bonding Tape.

An economical, cost-effective foam-bonding solution, MACbond Foam Bonding Tape features an aggressive adhesive that was specially designed to bond to a wide variety of challenging surfaces, such as polyether and polyester urethane foams. Typical applications, include:

• Die-cut foam and rubber gasketing materials
• Low surface energy materials
• Other difficult-to-adhere-to gasket and cellular materials

A double-faced tape that touts a 0.5-mil clear polyester (PET) film carrier, MACbond Foam Bonding Tape is available with either an 80# super calendered kraft (SCK) paper liner (FBT380W60) or a 60# SCK paper liner (FBT360W60). Both liners provide superior strength and dimensional stability for optimum handling through various die-cutting processes and more. The liner side of the tape is coated with Mactac’s XT high performance rubber adhesive and delivers:

• High peel adhesion
• Quick initial tack
• High temperature resistance
• Excellent shear performance

For more information about MACbond Foam Bonding Tape or other Mactac products, call 800.255.9733, email mactac.americas@mactac.com  or visit www.mactac.com .



 

Mactac Medical Products Debuts New Response™ Adhesive Line for In-Vitro Diagnostic Device Usage

In the diagnostic medical device manufacturing business, precision is everything. Recognizing this, Mactac® Medical Products has developed Response™, a 100 percent solids acrylic adhesive system that delivers the same adhesion performance found with traditional solvent-coated acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), but without any outgassing or migration. While useful in a wide variety of general medical applications, Response products are formulated specifically to meet the strictest demands of the in-vitro diagnostic equipment industry.

The Response family of products is ideal for lateral flow (such as pregnancy testing), microfluidic (such as diabetic testing), titer plate covers, urinalysis sticks, microarray, protein chain replication (PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) applications. Besides being non-migratory and non-outgassing, the adhesive is also non-fluorescing, repositionable, designed to seal well and can be exposed to a wide temperature range. There are several standard products available in the Response line, and custom-coated products—including free film, single-coated and double-coated constructions—are available.


 

Mactac Expands REBEL Series for Multi-Print Media with Two New Promotional Product Offerings

Mactac® Distributor Products is set to expand its REBEL® for multi-print media with the release of two new products including REBEL RB228P and REBEL RB228R. Offering both a permanent and removable adhesive option, these new products are designed as multi-print media to work in formats such as solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV inkjet, as well as UV and solvent screen printable media.

Applications include digital and screen-printed promotional labels, decals, markings, bumper stickers, point-of-purchase displays and signs for both indoor and outdoor use. Both products offer a 90# C2S polycoated liner that provides excellent lay flat.

REBEL RB228P is a 3.4-mil soft, non-top-coated, matte white flexible vinyl coated with an acrylic permanent adhesive.

REBEL RB228R is a 3.4-mil soft, non-top-coated, matte white flexible vinyl coated with an acrylic removable adhesive.



 

Mactac Further Expands Certified Chemical Drum Labelstock with Primera Technology’s Color Label Presses

Mactac® Performance Adhesives has expanded its pre-approved chemical drum labeling offerings to make it as simple as possible for customers to meet recognized standards for durability and environmental resistance. Partnering with Primera Technology Incorporated, Mactac has now achieved British Standard (BS) 5609 Section 3 “Laboratory Performance of Printed Labels” certification for its FDD6919N 2-mil matte white laser-printable polyester label stock printed with Primera Toner using Primera CX1200 and CX1000 color label printers.

The BS 5609 certification, intended to validate the endurance of chemical container labels that will undergo merchant shipping, takes into account how all parts of the labelstock work together—from the label base material to the pressure-sensitive adhesive to the color laser printer to the ink. This certification helps label manufacturers ensure compliance with the newly enforced Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals—a system created by the United Nations for standardizing the classification and labeling of chemicals throughout the world.

The newly certified FDD6919N product is intended for use in content identification, warning and instructional labeling on drums and containers used to transport petroleum, paint, and liquid or powder chemicals under potentially harsh conditions. Tests of the print method were performed by Smithers Pira to determine label performance based on various durability criteria, such as exposing the label to artificial weathering (salt spray and sunlight), tape removal, and interaction with a mixture of sand and artificial sea water to ensure minimum standards for label usage in marine environments are met. The product has an expected shelf life of 2+ years.