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Glazing Tapes target residential window and door industry.

Press Release Summary:

Combining acrylic adhesive with flexible foam carrier, ARclad® 8416 and ARclad® 8516 are double-sided black and white tapes, respectively, that offer resistance to moisture, humidity, and heat. Products offer cold flex, low odor, and cyclic shock resistance. Creating immediate bond with no cure time, tapes are suited for sealing window assemblies in plastic, vinyl, metal, and wood framing systems.

Original Press Release:

Adhesives Research Offers Next Generation of ARclad® Window Glazing Tapes

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (October 13, 2008) - Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of custom pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, specialty coatings, films and laminates, introduces two next-generation products from their line of ARclad® glazing tapes for the residential window and door industry.

ARclad® 8416 (black) and ARclad® 8516 (white) are double-sided foam tapes specifically developed to achieve higher glazing performance by combining a high-performance acrylic adhesive with a strong, but flexible, foam carrier. These two tapes offer an enhanced bond between the tape and glass interface versus other commercially available rubber and acrylic glazing tapes, as well as greater resistance to moisture, humidity and heat. The flexible foam also allows for smoother radius corners.

ARclad® glazing tapes are ideally suited for sealing window assemblies in plastic, vinyl, metal and wood framing systems. These tapes create an immediate bond with no cure time and offer superior cold flex, low odor and cyclic shock resistance.

Adhesives Research has more than 25 years of field-tested reliability and quality in the glazing industry. The complete line of ARclad® glazing tapes also includes the ARclad® 2000 line of double-faced glazing tapes that feature a high-strength, creep-resistant synthetic rubber adhesive for long-term holding power and the ARclad® 3000 series of flexible, acrylic glazing tapes that offer a quick, solvent-free bonding method that provides customers with time- and cost-saving advantages. Both series of these glazing tapes are available on white or black polyethylene foams in various thicknesses.

Adhesives Research continues to work in close partnership with the window and door industry to develop and improve industry standards. This includes active participation in the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), as well as ensuring that ARclad® foam glazing tapes meet the voluntary specifications set under AAMA section 810.1 for expanded cellular foam glazing tape, Type 1 sealing applications.

Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research offers problem-solving capabilities and custom solutions in adhesive polymerization, mixing, adhesive coating and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical support. The company's North American and Limerick, Ireland, facilities are certified to the updated ISO 9001:2000 standard.

Adhesives Research's pressure-sensitive adhesives are used around the world in medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, and pharmaceuticals/transdermals, as well as in electronics, displays, wireless telecommunications, window fabrication, and the pulp and paper industry. Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland and Colombia, has sales and marketing offices in Germany, Great Britain and Singapore, a representative office in Shanghai, China and sales representation in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

For more information on the ARclad® Business Unit and its products, contact Adhesives Research at 1-800-445-6240 in North America, or visit the company's website at

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

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