Covinax 525-08


Covinax 525-08 is a coater-ready, surfactant stabilized, tackified vinyl acrylic adhesive developed for high performance permanent pressure sensitive applications. It has an excellent balance of peel adhesion and shear adhesion. Covinax 525-08 is internally crosslinked, giving it superior cohesive strength. It will resist cold flow and will die cut and convert well, giving dry edges to finished sheets and rolls. This product was designed to be transfer coatable on slot die coaters. Covinax 525-08 is FDA compliant under 21CFR 175.105, 16CFR 1500.3(C)(4) and 16CFR 1500.(C)(2)(i). 


Polymer Type: Vinyl Modified Acrylic Copolymer 
Protective System: Anionic
Color: Off white            
Viscosity (cps): 4000 - 5800 (RVF, Spindle #3/10RPM/77°F)          
Percent Solids (%): 55.0 - 59.0 
pH: 5.0 - 6.0
Weight Per Gallon: 8.6
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg):(DSC): -24.5° C



A 1 mil (28g/m2) dry film of Covinax 525-08 cast directly onto 1 mil thickness polyester film will exhibit the following average performance properties when tested on #304 stainless steel, which has a #3 surface finish.
Test                                                 Typical Values             Specification Range
180° Peel Adhesion1 (lb)                           3.2                             2.8 minimum
178° Shear Adhesion2 (minutes)              525                            350 minimum
Loop Tack3 (lb)                                          4.5                            2.3 minimum



Minimum Application Temperature:    >32°F                                  N/A    
Service (Use) Temperature:             20°F to 250°F                          N/A  

NOTE:  Minimum application and service temperatures are dependent upon many factors including face stock, adhesive coat weight, adhesion, and intended application.  We can only offer an estimate based on the Tg and typical performance properties of the adhesive.


FDA Compliance: 21 CFR 175.105
                              16 CFR 1500.3(C)(4)
                              16 CFR 1500.3(C)(2)(I)


       C = Cohesive      A = Adhesive      PT = Paper Tear      FP = Fiber pick


Yellowing (Colorimeter “b” value)



Shelf life: Best if used within three months of date of manufacture. Mix before use for best results. Product is not freeze/thaw stable.

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