Acrylic resins are used for many types of soft, but durable adhesives. As aqueous emulsions, acrylics form a viscous, white latex that polymerizes into a crystal clear solid. It is waterproof, tough and durable. Acrylic resins are also used as pressure-sensitive adhesives for plastic, paper, fabric, and foam tapes and labels.
Synonyms and Related Terms
acrylic mastic (Br.); adhesivo acrílico (Esp.); colle acrylique (Fr.); adesivo acrilico (It.); adesivo acrílico (Port.)
Examples: UHU All Purpose clear adhesive; Bostik All Purpose clear adhesive;
K.Eisentrager, W.Druschke, "Acrylic Adhesives and Sealants" in Handbook of Adhesives, I.Skeist (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1977, p.528-559.
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