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Polymers 2018, 10(9), 975;

Phase Separation Driven On-Demand Debondable Waterborne Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

POLYMAT and Kimika Aplikatua Saila, Kimika Zientzien Fakultatea, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Joxe Mari Korta Zentroa, Tolosa Hiribidea 72, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
BASF SE, Dispersions & Colloidal Materials GMD-B001, Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany
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Received: 27 July 2018 / Revised: 28 August 2018 / Accepted: 28 August 2018 / Published: 2 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emulsion Polymerization)
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A waterborne pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) that shows high adhesive performance and easy debondability on demand without leaving residues on the substrate (adhesive failure) has been developed. A key component of the PSA is a semicrystalline phase that is beneficial for the adhesive properties and that becomes fluid when heated above the melting temperature. Migration of this liquid-like polymer to the substrate-adhesive interface and hardening upon cooling results in a hard non-tacky interface that facilitates debonding. The effect of the particle morphology on the debonding ability is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: pressure-sensitive adhesives; crystallinity; core-shell; blend; phase migration; debondability pressure-sensitive adhesives; crystallinity; core-shell; blend; phase migration; debondability

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Mehravar, E.; Gross, M.A.; Leal, G.P.; Reck, B.; Leiza, J.R.; Asua, J.M. Phase Separation Driven On-Demand Debondable Waterborne Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Polymers 2018, 10, 975.

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