Avery Dennison announces it has received the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) annual innovation award. Given at the 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference, the award recognizes the adhesive and sealant industry’s top innovation of the year.
The award was presented to Avery Dennison for its development entitled “Advanced Acrylics Technology for High-Performance Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Applications.”
The new adhesive technology is said to combine controlled radical polymerization within emulsion systems with polymerizable surfactant technology to deliver an emulsion PSA to replace high-performance, solvent-based PSAs in many applications.
“This year’s volume of submissions was very impressive, setting a record in fact,” states Brian Peters, director of membership and industry programs, ASC. “ASC and the judges were pleased with the quality of the 34 submissions received for the sixth annual program in which we recognize unique developments for our industry. We look forward to seeing the program grow and continuing to recognize innovations in our industry. Congratulations to Avery Dennison as our first-place winner for the 2022 best innovation.”
Mark Gower, principal scientist, who led the project team and represented Avery Dennison for the
adhesive innovation was presented with the award.
“We are grateful for the acknowledgment and recognition from ASC for our Advanced Acrylics Technology for High-Performance PSAs adhesive,” says Gower. “This state-of-the-art adhesive innovation from our team is our way of addressing a pain-point sign shops and installers often experience with cut vinyl weeding applications. It’s an honor to develop a real-world solution using our long-standing expertise in research and development in adhesive material science and pairing this with one of our leading cut vinyl films.”