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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of pressure sensitive adhesive manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source pressure sensitive adhesive manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate pressure sensitive adhesive companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture pressure sensitive adhesives for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading pressure sensitive adhesive manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for pattern pressure sensitive adhesives, conductive pressure adhesives.

Leading Companies:

  • Hackensack, NJ 201-343-8983

    Master Bond formulates high quality adhesive systems to help engineers meet specific requirements for their bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. The product line consists of epoxies, silicones, UV curable and LED curable systems that feature outstanding performance properties.

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  • Quakertown, PA 800-249-0337

    We are a leading manufacturer of hot melts, water-based adhesives, cohesives, and Dextin.. We work to make sure that all of our customers are satisfied and get exactly what they need! From Automotive to Paper Converting or nearly any conceivable application, we are the adhesive solutions company. We put you and your company first! For more information, give us a call today!

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  • Pottstown, PA 732-868-1372

    Permabond is a leading manufacturer of engineering adhesives, supplying high-quality industrial adhesives to customers worldwide. Permabond offers an extensive range of anaerobic adhesives and sealants (threadlockers, retaining compounds, pipe sealants and gasketing adhesives), cyanoacrylate (instant adhesive), epoxy, acrylic and UV-curable adhesives (ideal for glass bonding).

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  • St. Louis, MO 800-458-3252

    We hold North American manufacturing together with our adhesives! We have presences in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, Chicago and many others so that we will be where you need us, always! Our motto states that “We strive for insanely happy customers,” and that’s exactly what the kind of commitment to excellence that we will bring to you. For more information on what we my able able to do for you visit our website today!

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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Industry Information

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) are tacky materials used to bind flat objects together and are activated by light pressure. They do not require the use of heat or solvents to form a viscoelastic bond but rather a push of the finger or hand. They are used with or without release paper and are sometimes coated on foil or plastic.

Pressure sensitive adhesives require no physical or chemical reaction during the bonding process, and they adhere to almost any surface including wood, paper, metal, and plastic. However, they do not perform as polyurethane or silicone adhesives do because they lose tactility in low or high temperatures. It is not meant to be permanent as the tougher adhesives are.

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Types of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

There are three main types of pressure sensitive adhesives. The first is called hot melt. This adhesive is quite moldable and often used in metal and wood working as well as car repair. Hot melt PSA is typically applied with a glue gun. PSA glues are runnier than hot melt and set almost instantly. They come in aerosol or liquid form and are used in the electric, industrial, and medical industries. Perhaps the most popular type of pressure sensitive adhesive is PSA tape. This tape withstands friction and moderate temperature change well and is used to bind two flat surfaces together. The adhesive is coated on fabric, metal, or plastic. Other pressure sensitive adhesive products include post-it notes, notepads, automobile trim, foil tape for duct work, sound and vibration dampening film, masking tape, price labels, band aids, and athletic tape.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Design and Application

The adhesives themselves are made out of non-crosslinked rubber, styrene copolymers, or acrylic. A rubber-based adhesive, whether natural or synthetic, will be highly flexible and elastic. Styrene copolymer adhesives are commonly used to make hot melt adhesives while acrylic PSA is environmentally friendly and sets fast. Pressure sensitive adhesive products are designed with different bond styles and may be semi-permanent or repositionable. Permanent pressure sensitive adhesives are not actually permanent but as close as the type of adhesive comes to it. Therefore, it must be carefully applied because once it has bonded to a surface, it cannot be removed easily. A permanent PSA will set and dry almost instantly. These products keep tactility for years and can last through many different conditions. They are mostly used for industrial applications. A non-permanent PSA is commonly found around the home or office. This type is usually coated to a material and, while still providing adequate tact, may be relocated if needed. Both types of pressure sensitive adhesives can peel off without damaging the surface or leaving a visible layer of glue, which is why the permanent version is not genuinely permanent.



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