Clean Adhesives do not interfere with touch screens.

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ARclean(TM) 9008 and ARclean(TM) 9033 electronically clean adhesives can be used for perimeter spacer bonding in resistive touch screens and similar sensitive electronic devices. They minimize corrosion and reduce fogging and potential oxidation of oxide surfaces and conductive circuitry. Non-corrosive and low outgassing, they have virtually no effect on electrical performance properties. Both are double-sided tapes with acrylic acid-free adhesive.

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Adhesives Research, Inc. Offers Next Generation of Electronically Clean Adhesives for Touch Screen Assembly Applications

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (February 8, 2002) - Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesive systems, offers ARclean(TM) 9008 and ARclean(TM) 9033, two, second-generation electronically clean adhesives with improved cleanliness and physical properties designed for perimeter spacer bonding in resistive touch screens and other similar electronic devices.

Adhesives are commonly used in resistive touch screens to bond the two panels housing the electrical interconnections and circuitry together. However, conventional adhesives tend to contribute to corrosion and oxidation in these devices, affecting electrical performance. ARclean(TM) electronically clean adhesives used as perimeter spacers have virtually no significant effect on electrical performance because of their non-corrosive and low outgassing properties.

ARclean(TM) 9008 and ARclean(TM) 9033 are double-sided tapes manufactured with an improved version of Adhesive Research's electronically clean, acrylic acid-free adhesive. These tapes have low extractable ions and offer excellent resistance to environmental aging.

Adhesives Research's electronically clean adhesives minimize corrosion and reduce fogging and potential oxidation of the delicate oxide (ITO) surfaces or conductive circuitry in touch screen devices. ARclean(TM) 9008 is available with a 3.0-mil thickness and ARclean(TM) 9033 has a 7.5-mil thickness, both with the consistent caliper necessary for spacer application. The polyester film carrier for each product also provides an assured dielectric barrier between the bonded surfaces. To complete its product line for the touch screen market, Adhesives Research also offers optically clear adhesive technology for touch screen assembly and electrically conductive adhesives for interconnectivity. The diverse product line of ARclear(TM) optically clear transfer adhesives includes permanent, strippable and silicone adhesives for defect-free bonding of flexible-to-flexible and flexible-to-rigid materials, as well as custom coating of optically clear adhesives onto specified or supplied substrates. ARclad® electrically conductive adhesives have excellent bonding strength and also demonstrate excellent stability and reliability for touch screen interconnections to ITO and conductive surfaces.

Adhesives Research, Inc. is one of the world's leading independent developers and manufacturers of high-performance, specialty pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated products. Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research, Inc. offers custom capabilities in adhesive polymerization, mixing, adhesive coating and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical technology. The Company was the first in its industry in North America to become ISO 9001 certified in 1992 and was recently certified to the updated ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Adhesives Research's pressure-sensitive adhesives are used around the world in the electronics, automotive, aerospace, construction, appliance, pulp and paper industries and other diverse markets, such as medical diagnostics and devices, wound care and pharmaceuticals/transdermals. Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research, Inc. also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Australia and Colombia, and has sales offices in Great Britain, Germany, France, Singapore and Korea.

Adhesives Research® is a registered trademark of Adhesives Research, Inc. for engineering and design services in the field of pressure-sensitive adhesives systems.

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