MENTOR, Ohio – April 27, 2022 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) today presented its annual Innovation Award to Avery Dennison® at the 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in Chicago. The award recognizes the adhesive and sealant industry’s top innovation of the year.
The award was presented to Avery Dennison for the development entitled: Advanced Acrylics Technology for High Performance Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Applications. The new technology combines controlled radical polymerization within emulsion systems with polymerizable surfactant technology to deliver an emulsion PSA that is replacing high performance solvent-based PSA in many applications.
One of the first applications for the new technology is HP750 High-Performance Cut Vinyl, a collection of 100 vibrant and bold, medium-gloss cut vinyl films. The film’s Patented Advanced Acrylic Adhesive Technology (PAAAT) is the result and application of this award-winning adhesive innovation. The PAAAT enhances shelf life and results in industry-leading weeding. The stability of the adhesive reduces the potential for ooze, which gives sign shop staff the ability to delay weeding immediately after plotter cutting. With this level of film dependability, operators now have improved flexibility and time to stage production and implement their projects.