Adhesive (Acrylic Based) - What is an acrylic based adhesive?
Adhesives that are made using an acrylic as the base material. In pressure sensitive adhesives, an acrylic may be chosen as the base material because they are suitable for a wide range of materials (including more unusual materials, such as wood, metal, and glass) and offer greater stability, durability, and versatility because they possess key properties such as excellent resistance to shear, UV light, moisture, solvents, chemicals, and extreme temperatures (high or low). Acrylic adhesives can be used for indoor or outdoor applications as they are both waterproof and “weatherproof”. Compared to rubber adhesives, however, acrylic adhesives are more expensive, are less effective for use on plastic substrates, offer lower initial tack and ultimate adhesion, and take longer to set into their ultimate adhesion. Acrylic-based pressure sensitive adhesives are either emulsion-based or solvent-based and can be used to make permanent, removable, and repositionable labels.Go Back to Glossary