“Mactac is committed to developing innovative products that meet customer demands in all markets served,” says Janet Page, senior marketing manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “The achievement of the ISO 18916 designation means customers can specify CleanTape products with confidence for photographic mounting applications.”
Mactac’s CleanTape line features a low VOC acrylic adhesive designed for applications that require clean adhesive technology without compromising performance. The line features products that are pH neutral, exhibit chemical and UV resistance and offer excellent adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces.
Ideal for applications in the graphic arts, automotive and building and construction industries, CleanTape products meet Japanese Industrial Standards for 13 substances of concern and are low-fog, according to the Society of Automotive Engineers J1756 test gravimetric method.
The testing was driven by customer requests for a low-outgassing, acid-free tape for use in photographic mounting applications.
To meet the standards, Mactac submitted samples of its CleanBond™ double coated tapes (LV820 and LV840) and CleanFilm™ transfer adhesives (LV820) to a third-party facility to test the products’ suitability for use in photographic mounting applications. During testing, product samples were brought in contact with processed silver gelatin, color (dye gelatin), inkjet prints made with dye-based and pigment-based inks, thermal dye diffusion transfer prints, digitally printed dye-diffusion-transfer prints, liquid- and dry-toner xerographic prints, liquid-toner electrostatic prints and diazo images after long-term storage.