Adhesive Tapes minimize media fogging and head corrosion.

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ARclean(TM) 9006 and ARclean(TM) 9019 are low-outgassing products for use in fabrication of tape seals and labels in hard disk drive assemblies. ARclean(TM) 9006 cleanly strippable adhesive features 3 mil matte chrome polyester backing. ARclean(TM) 9019 electronically clean adhesive features 2 mil thermally printable, white polyester film label stock. Both adhesives have ultra low total VOCs and low extractable ions.



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Adhesives Research Introduces Ultra Low-Outgassing Tapes for Tape Seal and Label Fabrication in Hard Disk Drive Assemblies



GLEN ROCK, Pa. (December 5, 2001) - Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading global developer and manufacturer of custom pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technology, introduces two new products for the hard disk drive market. ARclean(TM) 9006 and ARclean(TM) 9019 are two ultra low-outgassing products suggested for use in the fabrication of tape seals and labels in hard disk drive assemblies.

ARclean(TM) 9006 is an ultra low-outgassing, cleanly strippable adhesive with a 3-mil, matte chrome polyester film backing. It is suggested for use in the fabrication of environmental seals on hard disk drive (HDD) assemblies where clean strippability of HDD base plates and covers is required for rework after burn-in. It has ultra low total VOCs and low extractable ions.

ARclean(TM) 9019 is an electronically clean, ultra low-outgassing adhesive with a 2-mil thermally printable, white polyester film label stock. It is suggested for the fabrication of head stack assembly, marketing and caddy labels for hard disk drives where clean strippability is required for rework after the burn-in process. It is acrylic acid-free with ultra low total VOCs and low extractable ions.

Use of Adhesives Research's ARclean(TM) adhesives minimizes HDD system crashes due to contamination while minimizing media fogging and head corrosion. These products help to eliminate
additional labor costs and the contamination associated with adhesive residue during HDD rework after burn-in. Also, both of these products are manufactured with plastic cores, and the rolls are double polybagged for use in cleanrooms.

Adhesives Research offers a complete line of ARclean(TM) electronically clean, ultra low-outgassing PSAs to provide the HDD industry with a consistent method for bonding component parts while minimizing contamination and increasing HDD reliability. Adhesives Research can also customize and develop
products that meet the needs of specific applications according to customer specifications to allow HDD engineers to meet their design challenges.

Adhesives Research's pressure-sensitive adhesives are used around the world in the automotive and aerospace industries, construction and electronics, as well as other diverse markets such as medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, pharmaceuticals/transdermals and the pulp and paper industries.

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