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Mactac develops PUREapply adhesive

10.01.18

New proprietary adhesive offers initial open time while also providing excellent secure adhesion.

Mactac Performance Adhesives Group has announced the launch of PUREapply, a pressure sensitive adhesive designed to deliver a combination of high initial adhesion with clean initial removability.

Ideal for semi-rigid or rigid container substrates like high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene and glass, it forms a strong bond when applied, yet at the same time, provides clean removability.

“PUREapply was designed to help customers cleanly and easily remove labels that may have been misapplied initially to quickly replace old labels with new labels,” says Kim Hensley, marketing manager, Mactac Performance Adhesives. “It is uniquely formulated to provide extended open time for clean removal, allowing the product container to be re-labeled while continuing to offer excellent tack for long-lasting shelf appeal.”

PUREapply performs well on low-surface energy substrates and is suitable for cold, damp labeling applications. It can be used across a broad range of applications, including beverage, cosmetics, toiletries, household goods and food packaging labeling.

PUREapply exhibits:
  • High-Tack
  • Excellent Initial Removability
  • Ultimate Adhesion
  • Exceptional Clarity
  • Resistance to Water Whitening


PUREapply is currently available in a 2.4-mil white polypropylene film construction and a 2.0-mil clear polypropylene film construction. Both constructions include a 1.2-mil polyester liner that is excellent for diecutting, stripping and label dispensing.