Covinax 169-00 is a polyvinyl alcohol stabilized vinyl acrylic copolymer emulsion

Covinax 169-00


Covinax 169-00 is a polyvinyl alcohol stabilized vinyl acrylic copolymer emulsion developed for a variety of permanent pressure sensitive applications requiring very aggressive tack. It exhibits outstanding adhesion to most synthetic films, including treated and untreated polyethylene and polypropylene, tyvek and cryovac. It performs well in low temperatures and is widely used in packaging applications both formulated and as a straight polymer. Covinax 169-00 can be formulated into a wash-away adhesive by the addition of a nonionic surfactant. The polyvinyl alcohol colloid allows easy cleanup and imparts excellent machining. It can be applied with a knife, rod, roller coater or extruded in beads for various packaging applications.Covinax 169-00 is FDA compliant under 21CFR 175.105. 



Polymer Type: Vinyl Modified Acrylic Copolymer                                                  

Protective System: Polyvinyl alcohol

Color: White                                         

Viscosity (cps): 1600 - 3400 (LVF, Spindle #4/60RPM/77° F)        

Percent Solids (%): 58.0 - 60.0                                                   

pH: 4.5 - 5.5

Weight Per Gallon: 8.5                                                                 

Glass Transition Temperature (Tg): (DSC): -42.8° C



A 1 mil (28g/m2) dry film of Covinax 169-00 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)                             3.6                                3.0 minimum
178° Shear Adhesion2 (minutes)                 27                                    5 minimum
Loop Tack3 (lb)                                            3.2                                2.5 minimum

Minimum Application Temperature:     10°F to 20°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: 21CFR 175.105






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




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

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