Mactac Recognized as First BioPreferred Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Manufacturer by USDA

STOW, Ohio – April 22, 2020 – Mactac® proudly announces its recognition as the first pressure-sensitive adhesive manufacturer to have products listed in the BioPreferred™ program established by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

The BioPreferred™ distinction recognizes that Mactac has developed the first pressure-sensitive adhesives to be independently tested and certified as USDA bio-based products.

According to the USDA-led BioPreferred™ Program, bio-based products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine and forestry materials. They provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-based products. Per the program requirements, BioPreferred™ adhesives must use biobased and renewable components instead of petroleum-based components.

Mactac has received USDA BioPreferred™ certification on the following products:

  • MacBond XT
  • MacBond Ultra 555

Mactac’s BioPreferred™ adhesives are designed for industrial applications such as:

  • Foam bonding
  • Appliance
  • Packaging
  • Insulation bonding
  • Gaskets and rivets
  • Fixture and dispenser mounting
  • Acoustic and decorative panels
  • Interior signage and displays
  • Mirror mounting

“Mactac is proud to be a leader in sustainable adhesive and tape manufacturing and we are honored to receive this commendable recognition,” says Janet Page, Senior Marketing Manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “Mactac’s customers can purchase our BioPreferred™ products with the peace of mind that they are not only receiving a quality, high-performance product – but also, a product that was manufactured with components that reduce environmental impact.”

A known market leader in clean adhesive technology, Mactac also produces several other environmentally friendly industrial tapes and adhesives, including the low-VOC CleanTape™, MacBond HTA410, MacBond HSA440 and MacBond HBA724, as well as the 100-percent solids MacBond LSE427.

For more information about Mactac’s BioPreferred™ adhesives or any other environmentally friendly adhesive solutions from Mactac Industrial Tapes, call 800.328.2619, email [email protected], or visit