Eliminate MOSH/MOAHs and reduce VOCs
IN YOUR HOT MELT PSA FORMULATIONS
Pressure-sensitive adhesives, or PSAs, provide the self-sticking layer of a wide range of applications, from tapes, labels and sticky notes to self-adhesive solutions for all kinds of car trim. Yet some of the ingredients of PSAs also have come to be regarded as »sensitive« in another sense – and are under increasing pressure from regulators and health-conscious consumers.
Our Licocene® solutions for hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive formulations can help manufacturers to strip away such issues from their self-stick products. Offering a new approach to formulating PSAs that are free of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOSH/MOAHs) and low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), they open the way to making better, less odor-emitting self-adhesives that also cause less fogging than conventional products when used in interior automotive applications.
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TO IMPROVE HOT MELT BONDING
With renewable-based solutions like our Licocene® Terra products, we take sustainable innovation in hot-melt adhesive bonding to the next level.
Smartly designed polymers that make your adhesives stick in the minds of customers
Based on polyolefins and precision-tailored with cutting-edge metallocene technology, our Licocene® polymers offer ideal components for formulating MOSH/MOAH-free, low-VOC, non-staining PSA solutions that stick out from the rest. Performance-wise, they enable benefits such as higher peel values, lower coating weights and improved anti-aging, while our renewable-based Terra versions provide new options for making self-stick products with stripped-down carbon profiles.
Three good reasons for choosing Clariant
KEY BENEFITS OF OUR LICOCENE® SOLUTIONS
Ideal components for formulating MOSH/MOAH-free self-adhesive products
Non-staining solutions that do not cause stains and discolorations on common substrates
Low VOC content leads to less fogging in car interiors and similar environments
YOU CAN COUNT ON
MOSH/MOAHsputting to rest consumer worries about potential health hazards
Stainingleaving substrates free of unsightly discolorations and marks
VOC contentreducing odors and fogging caused by self-stick products