Recently, the permanent adhesive manufacturers at Heartland Adhesives were approached by a customer looking for a solution to an adhesion issue with the Tyvek wristbands they produced. The transfer tape wristband adhesives they were using were having issues with quick adhesion, adherence to multiple substrates with and without printed inks, and the ability to withstand chemically-cleaned pool water. Tyvek wristbands are also notorious for issues with wrist-sweat from dance floors and outdoor events. Having dealt with these issues before, Heartland Adhesives’ expert chemical formulators knew they could create a water-resistant hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive for this customer.
Heartland Adhesives’ staff of custom adhesive formulation experts assessed the customer’s requirements in order to create the perfect solution for their waterproof adhesive needs. We did extensive testing in a wide variety of conditions to simulate the aquatic environments the adhesive would be subjected to and identified the best waterproof adhesive for the job. Our customer now has a thoroughly reliable hot melt PSA for their Tyvek wristband production needs and will never have to deal with adhesion issues again.