A customer had a difficult solvent resistance test that required a label to adhere to a low surface energy substrate while surviving a soak test in a hydrocarbon solvent. After unsuccessfully trying many “solvent resistant” adhesives out of industry catalogs, they contacted Ameri-Cal for a solution.
Ameri-Cal’s data-driven development approach resulted in the discovery of an atypical physical property requirement, not measurable by routine testing, that was needed in the adhesive in order to pass the soak test. Based on this discovery, Ameri-Cal developed a new adhesive that met all performance metrics. The customer was granted exclusive use of the adhesive limited to their specific industry.