Splicing Tapes link siliconized substrate.

Press Release Summary:

Silicone, double-faced ARclad 9024 and 9025 perform flying splices, manual splices, core starting and roll finishing splicing. Both are suitable for use with silicone coaters, laminators/coaters and other converting operations. Both resist high-temperatures. Highly visible red color allows operators to clearly identify splices during applications. Tapes provide quick tack and consistent caliper, and require no cleanup or solvents.

Original Press Release:

Adhesives Research, Inc. Introduces Two New Specialty Silicone Splicing Tapes

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (November 5, 2001) - Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance, specialty pressure-sensitive adhesive products, introduces two new silicone splicing tapes designed for splicing siliconized substrates.

ARclad® 9024 and ARclad® 9025 are two premium, double-faced silicone splicing tapes with superior adhesion properties for performing flying splices, manual splices, core starting and roll finishing splicing applications. These two tapes are suitable for use with silicone coaters, larminators/coaters and other converting operations. Both of these silicone splicing tapes have excellent high-temperature resistance and shear strength and are very conformable. The highly visible red color allows operators to clearly identify splices during applications.

Adhesives Research's complete line of ARcladC high-performance splicing tapes has been developed for splicing applications in the flexible packaging, nonwovens, textile, converting, laminating, extrusion and metallizing industries. ARcladC) splicing tapes offer quick tack, consistent caliper and no mess. These tapes require no cleanup, soivents or costly equipment for application. Adhesives Research has the technical expertise and years of experience to develop custom pressure-sensitive splicing solutions for customers in need of a specialized product to meet critical splicing needs.

The Splicing Business Unit offers two unique customer service programs to its splicing customers: ARclad2D Direct and ServicePLUS. ARclad® Direct provides significant benefits to customers when working directly with Adhesives Research. The innovative ServicePLUS program offers customers technical assistance within 24 hours as well as splicing tape audits, trial analysis reports, splicing seminars, free samples, technical training and testing services supported by dispenser maintenance and order acknowledgments. Both programs provide many benefits that allow customers to increase productivity, reduce production costs and improve efficiencies.

Adhesives Research also recently launched www.SplicingSolutions.com, an innovative web site that provides companies around the world with direct access to Adhesives Research's R&D and technical sales departments to receive technical expertise in solving splicing application problems. Users can contact Adhesives Research's dedicated technical experts via the web site, e-mail, phone or fax with specific splicing application problems and receive quick, timely advice on technical solutions.

Adhesives Research, Inc. is one of the world's leading independent developers and manufacturers of specialty pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated products. Founded in 1961 and celebrating its 40th year in the pressure-sensitive adhesive systems business, Adhesives Research offers custom capabilities in adhesive polymerization, mixing, adhesive coating and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical technology. The Company has been ISO 9001 registered since 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 flexible packaging, extrusion, laminating, nonwoven, metallizing, converting and pulp and paper industries, as well as other diverse markets such as pharmaceuticals/transdermals, cosmetics and personal care, medical diagnostics and devices, electronics, automotive, aerospace, construction and window fabrication industries. Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Australia and Colombia and has sales offices in Great Britain. Germany, France, Canada, Korea and Singapore.

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