Woodland Park, New Jersey -- Cytec Engineered Materials, a business unit of Cytec Industries Inc., is relocating its technical service and development laboratory for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) to its manufacturing site at Fengxian, China.
The laboratory provides testing and development services to Cytec's PSA customers in the Asia Pacific region.
Cytec claims this move of the PSA laboratory demonstrates its commitment to the Asia Pacific region, an area which is adopting new PSA technologies. In June this year Cytec held a seminar to demonstrate its UV-curable PSAs in Shanghai, China, which was attended by over 130 customers from the region. These customers are using PSA products increasingly in application including industrial tapes, PVC and polyurethane foam tapes, removable labels, and clear-on-clear labels, said Cytec.
Laboratory capabilities at the facilty include mechanical and environmental testing of both emulsion, and solvent PSA products including the UV-curable PSA products. The laboratory also includes facilities for formulation development and product sampling. This will allow Cytec to tailor pressure-sensitive adhesive products to customers' specific application needs.
As part of Cytec's laboratory network, the Fengxian lab is tied in to PSA labs in Europe and North America, allowing sharing of best practices for testing, safety and formulation. As a result, PSA customers in the Asia Pacific region can expect more efficient laboratory services.