Covinax 258-00 is a surfactant stabilized acrylic copolymer

Covinax 258-00


Covinax 258-00 is a surfactant stabilized acrylic copolymer developed for use as a freezer grade pressure sensitive adhesive. It has extremely low glass transition temperature, allowing it to adhere to frozen surfaces; and its aggressive tack permits application through thin layers of moisture or frost. Covinax 258-00 can also be blended with other polymers to impart low temperature properties to those polymers or to develop products which are all temperature grades. Covinax 258-00 is FDA compliant under: 21CFR 175.105, 16CFR 1500.3(C)(4),and 16CFR 1500.3(C)(2)(i).


Polymer Type: Acrylic                                                        

Protective System: Anionic

Color: White                                              

Viscosity (cps): 100 - 600 (LVF, Spindle #3/60 RPM /77°F)      

Percent Solids (%): 58.5 - 61.0                                           

pH: 3.8 - 4.5     

Weight Per Gallon: 8.5
Borax Compatible: Yes                                          

Glass Transition Temperature (Tg): On-Set (DSC): -72.7°C 

                                                     Mid-Point (DSC): -64.8°C



A 1 mil (28g/m2) dry film of Covinax 258-00 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)                               1.1                              1.0 minimum

178° Shear Adhesion2 (minutes)                   27                               15 minimum      

Loop Tack3 (lb)                                             3.3                              2.0 minimum


Minimum Application Temperature:   -20°F to -10°F                                N/A
Service (Use) Temperature:                -40°F to 200°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;

                              16CFR 1500.3(C)(4);

                              16CFR 1500.3(C)(2)(i).



1Franklin International 03QC5002, 30 minute dwell.

2Franklin International 03QC5003, 1.00 square inch, 500 gram load, 10 minute dwell.

3Franklin International 03QC5004, 1 square inch contact, 1 second dwell.





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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