UPM Raflatac has introduced a new solvent-free RX adhesive family for durable labeling applications. The RX family is made up of two high-tack products: RX15 for polar surfaces such as metal and glass, and RX18 for non-polar surfaces such as PP and PE plastics. As these adhesives have been specially developed for these specific substrates, they ensure the highest bonding and durability performance - even in the challenging conditions experienced in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics applications.
Both materials in the RX family work hard to ensure that vital information stays in place for the entire lifetime of the label. These extreme-strength adhesives withstand harsh conditions and are resilient to chemicals and UV light. Furthermore, this high performance is achieved without solvents, making RX adhesives a safer, more sustainable choice for durable labeling applications.
"The adhesives in our new RX product family provide extremely strong and enduring adhesion without resorting to solvents, which not only reduces the environmental impact of producing the labels, but also makes them a more eco-designed choice for product labeling," explains Jouni Iiskola, segment manager, UPM Raflatac. "With RX15 for polar surfaces like metal and glass and RX18 for non-polar surfaces like PP and PE plastics, a targeted adhesive can be chosen according to the substrate, leading to excellent product performance, extreme bonding and life-long durability."