Transdermal Adhesive is for use with drug patches.

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DURO-TAK(R) acrylic solution pressure sensitive adhesive is designed to enable dispersed drug patch formulations. Supplied in non-polar cyclohexane solvent, it is targeted at specific drugs that have low solubility in non-polar solvents, and simplifies preparation of dispersed drug-in-adhesive patches by reducing potential for supersaturation.

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New DURO-TAK® Transdermal Adhesive Enables Creation of Dispersed Drug Patch Formulations

BRIDGEWATER, NJ, January 18, 2007 - A new DURO-TAK(R) acrylic solution pressure sensitive adhesive designed to enable dispersed drug patch formulations has been developed by the Transdermal business group ( of National Adhesives. DURO-TAK Elite 87-901A is supplied in a non-polar cyclohexane solvent and is targeted at specific drugs that have low solubility in non-polar solvents. "The purpose of this product is to simplify the preparation of a dispersed drug-in-adhesive patch by reducing the potential for supersaturation," said Dr. Paul Foreman, Principal Scientist, National Adhesives. "Cyclohexane was chosen for its low polarity, relatively low boiling point and good coating qualities." DURO-TAK Elite 87-901A joins the family of Elite DURO-TAK products, which gives formulators non-reactive compositions with good wear properties. For additional information on DURO-TAK Elite 87-901A and the more than 20 other DURO-TAK pressure sensitive adhesives that National offers to transdermal drug delivery formulators, contact Susan Lydzinski at 908-685-5462; e-mail:, or visit National Adhesives has been an integral part of the transdermal market since its inception. As the global leader in acrylic polymers for transdermal drug delivery, National's DURO-TAK pressure sensitive adhesives are approved in over 40 unique commercial patches marketed in the Americas, Australia, China, Europe, India, Japan and Korea. National Adhesives has more than 35 years of experience and expertise in acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives, technical service, regulatory support, and manufacturing capability in both North America and Europe. National Adhesives, a unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, offers liquid emulsion, solvent-borne solution and hot melt adhesives to customers worldwide. National Adhesives' products are based on polyurethane, acrylic, rubber, ethylene vinyl acetate, epoxy, polyvinyl acetate and starch and dextrin chemistries. National Starch and Chemical Company, a member of the ICI Group, is a worldwide manufacturer of adhesives, specialty polymers, natural polymers and electronic materials, with 2005 sales of $3.34 billion. National Starch is headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J. For more information about National Starch and Chemical Company and its products, visit You also are welcome to visit our on-line newsroom by clicking on the News button. National Starch and Chemical Company is dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of customers without compromising its commitment to sustainability. National Starch supports sustainability through its continuous efforts to improve the safety, health and environment of the communities in which it operates. For detailed information on National Starch's sustainability program, visit All contents Copyright 2006. View Disclaimer All rights reserved National Starch and Chemical Company.

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