Tapes suit hard disk drive applications.

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ARclean® 8971 ultra-low outgassing, acrylic acid-free bonding tape has permanent adhesive on one side and strippable adhesive on reverse side. ARclean® 8988 acrylic acid-free, ultra-low outgassing bonding tape features 2 mil clear polyester film carrier. It is protected with dual non-silicone polyester film release liner system. ARclean® 8921 non-silicone polyester film release liner is designed for use with pressure-sensitive adhesive coatings.



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Adhesives Research Introduces New Products to Its Line of Electronically Clean, Ultra-Low Outgassing Tapes for Hard Disk Drive Assemblies



Products will debut at upcoming Globaltronics and DISKCON USA trade shows

GLEN ROCK, Pa. (July 16, 2002) - Adhesives Research Inc., a leading global developer and manufacturer of custom pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technology, introduces three new products for the hard disk drive (HDD) market. ARclean® 8971 and ARclean® 8988 are two ultra-low outgassing products suggested for use in the fabrication of tape seals and microcontamination filters in HDD assemblies, and ARclean® 8921 is a non-silicone polyester film release liner.

ARclean® 8971 is an ultra-low outgassing, acrylic acid-free bonding tape with a permanent adhesive on one side and a strippable adhesive on the reverse side. It is suggested for use in the fabrication of environmental seals on HDD assemblies where clean strippability off of HDD e-coated aluminum base plates and covers with "adhesive-free" zones is required for rework after burn-in. This product is also suggested for bonding microcontamination filters inside of HDD housings.

ARclean® 8988 is an acrylic acid-free, ultra-low outgassing bonding tape with a 2-mil clear polyester film carrier. This permanent bonding tape is suggested for the bonding of microcontamination filters inside of HDD housings. ARclean® 8988 is heat resistant to the operating temperatures in HDD applications and is protected with a dual non-silicone polyester film release liner system.

ARclean® 8921 is a non-silicone polyester film release liner designed for use with a variety of pressure-sensitive adhesive coatings. It is particularly suitable for the fabrication of die-cut components for applications sensitive to the transfer of low molecular weight silicones. ARclean® 8921 features a cross-linked release coating on a white polyester film backing that exhibits stable release properties over time. Non-silicone release liners minimize system crashes due to silicone contamination, offer excellent resistance to aging and are compatible for use in cleanrooms.

Adhesives Research manufactures a complete line of ARclean® 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. Representatives from the company's Electronics Business Unit will be available at two upcoming industry trade shows - Globaltronics, September 3-6, 2002, in Singapore, booth #5L07; and DISKCON USA, September 18-19, 2002, in San Jose, California, booth #408 - to discuss the ARclean® line of products.

Adhesives Research's pressure-sensitive adhesives are used around the world in the automotive, aerospace, display and electronics industries, as well as other diverse markets such as medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, pharmaceuticals/transdermals, consumer products, and the pulp and paper industry. 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 has been ISO 9001 registered since 1992 and was certified to the updated ISO 9001:2000 standard in 2001.

Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Australia and Colombia and has sales offices in Great Britain, Germany, Singapore and Korea.

For more information, contact Adhesives Research at 1-800-445-6240 (1-717-235-7979 outside North America) or visit the web site at www.adhesivesresearch.com. Adhesives Research® is a registered trademark of Adhesives Research Inc. for engineering and design services in the field of pressure-sensitive adhesive systems.

Adhesives Research manufactures a complete line of ARclean® 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.

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