Adhesives

 
 
 
 
 
 

DuPont Global Specialty Solutions (GSS) METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers and POLYOX™ water-soluble resins offer outstanding adhesive functionality. For a typical application, such as paper converting, our products can be used to deliver the desired result. In other applications, METHOCEL™ and POLYOX™ polymers enhance the functionality of other adhesives. These polymers can also be used as a thickening agent for other adhesive compounds to reach the required viscosity.

GSS supports its customers around the globe to develop, optimize, and manufacture adhesive solutions.

Key Adhesive Applications

A typical application of our METHOCEL™ and POLYOX™ polymers is paper converting. Those are usually first-choice polymers when formulating paper adhesives, especially towel and tissue adhesives (fugitive glues). Our product range, which includes other cellulose ethers, provides:

  • Numerous polymer options to adapt adhesives to production equipment and finished product requirements
  • Customizable viscosity and wet tack allowing for faster machine speeds
  • Robust, proven-to-perform formulations, with improved consumer acceptance
  • BfR / FDA food contact compliance
  • Global footprint
 
 
 

POLYOX™ Product Features

Functional Benefits

Water solubility

Excellent adhesion to paper and other materials

Wet tack

Customizable viscosity

Allows to reach viscosity target (large product range)

Stable viscosity

Strong hydrogen bonding

Ability to form novel complexes*

Novel polymers offer unique properties

Excellent adhesion in wood glue formulations

* Strong affinity with polar compounds such as phenolic polymers, mineral acids, halogens, ureas, lignin sulfonic acids, lignosulfonates and poly (carboxylic) acids

 
 
 

Product Selection Table

Application

Recommended Product

Usage Level %

Wood and paper glues

POLYOX™

METHOCELTM A4M*

METHOCELTM K4M

Grade dependent

2.5 – 5

Paper tail-tie and pick-up adhesives

POLYOX™

METHOCELTM F4M

METHOCELTM K15M

Grade dependent

1 – 8

Associative complexes

POLYOXTM WSR-301

1 - 1.5

 
 
 

Other Adhesive Applications

POLYOX™ water-soluble resins are also used in:

  • Wallpaper pastes
  • Billboard adhesives
  • Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs)
  • Label adhesives
  • Associative complexes

When blended with other polymers or phenolics, POLYOX™ water-soluble resins create adhesives that bond to glass, steel, painted metal and paper. They have a wide pH tolerance range.

 
 
 

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