Quick stick and high temperature resistance make Silcolease™ Silicone PSAs ideal for splicing tape applications.

Wide web label and tape manufacturers have to run smoothly and efficiently with minimal interruptions and stops to make their process economical & cost efficient. Automated turrets allow for a new roll to start as the previous roll stops as they employ a flying splice: a process to allow the trailing edge of the previous roll to come in contact with the leading edge of the new roll and pull it along into the process.  When the rolls are silicone coated rolls, a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive makes for an ideal splicing tape to hold the trailing edge and leading edge of the paper to stick together through the web path and into the oven, all in one smooth continuous process.  

Splicing low surface energy substrates or silicone release liners can be tricky, you need to find the ideal pressure sensitive adhesive that will efficiently and securely join your rolls together or fix eventual web breaks during converting. Silicone pressure sensitive adhesives will bring you those performances and more, as they stick to a variety of surfaces and are resistant over a wide range of temperatures. 

What are the key factors for silicone pressure sensitive adhesives for splicing tape applications?​

Silcolease™ Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) have all the key attributes tape engineers are seeking for:

  • Quick stick to silicone surfaces, films, papers, and a variety of substrates within seconds.  Silcolease™ PSAs offer a range of tack values at low, medium, and high tack levels
  • Good sheer performance to withstand the shock of the flying splice, moving through the coating heads, and the high tension of the paper or film during the web coating process
  • High temperature resistance to survive oven temperatures up to 250oC

 

Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for splicing tapes

 

Why partner with Elkem Silicones for Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives?

  • Our global technical experts will assist you with selecting the right system for your application.
  • We offer training, troubleshooting, and technical assistance when you need it most.
  • Our knowledge and experience will allow you to get your products to market faster.
  • We work with you to deliver Silicone solutions with a personal touch.

Elkem Silicones Product Technologies

Silcolease™ Silicone Pressure Sensitive Adhesives are available in Peroxide Cure PSAs technology. 

PSA specialists to help you! 

To learn more about how to select the best pressure sensitive adhesive for your requirements, please contact our Technical Service team for the personal touch in selecting what works best for your application.