DUBLIN, Ohio - Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial
unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), recognized as the world
leader in solvent-based pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA)
technology, is introducing a new standard product into its
commercially available adhesive range for medical tapes.
Ashland's Aroset™ AGX-L pressure-sensitive adhesive is
a single-package, pure-acrylic adhesive-in solution that
dries to a clear, tacky film. The adhesive combines a
unique balance in tack, peel and shear properties and
features a unique cross-linking profile.
Ashland's Aroset AGX-L adhesive is a coater-ready
product pre-qualified for medical applications. Moreover,
it complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Regulation 21 CFR 175.105 (adhesives).
This toluene-free adhesive does combine a fast initial cure
for good film-forming required for further processing, but
when coated on fabric or foam, a second cure is building
excellent anchorage needed for bandages or other
According to David Hatgas, global product manager,
packaging & converting adhesives, "Ashland Performance
Materials' products provide innovative solutions to the
demands of the health care industry. With over 35 years of
successful history in medical applications, the Aroset
product line, provides a wide range of technical solutions
in response to our customers' market opportunities.
Whether you are in the wound care, transdermal,
electromedical or diagnostic markets, Ashland's Aroset
high-performance pressure sensitive adhesive products are
custom-designed to provide innovative solutions to the
demands of the health care industry."
In addition to Aroset PSA, Ashland has an expansive range
of customized waterborne heat seals, cold seals and
cohesives for the food and industrial packaging and the
medical packaging market (surgical gloves, medical
instruments and bandages) under the Pureseal™ trade name.
To learn more about this adhesive or Ashland's wide
range of products, please visit booth No. 573 at the
Medical Design and Manufacturing East Conference in
Philadelphia May 21-24, 2012, or visit our website at
Ashland Performance Materials is the global leader in
unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins. In
addition, it provides customers with leading technologies
in gelcoats, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives,
coatings and elastomers.
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc.
(NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies
and insights to help customers create new and improved
products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow.
Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of
markets and applications, including
architectural coatings, automotive,
food and beverage, personal
tissue and towel, and
water treatment. Visit www.ashland.com to see the
innovations we offer through our four commercial
units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water
Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland
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