Covinax 386-07


Covinax 386-07 is a coater-ready surfactant stabilized vinyl acrylic product developed for use as a permanent pressure sensitive film label adhesive. Covinax 386-07 is a
moderate shear product with good loop tack, and is used in vinyl, polyester, and other film and paper label applications. In addition, the dry film clarity, cold flow resistance and high cohesive strength of Covinax 386-07 permits it to be used as an overlaminating film adhesive. It is transfer coatable onto most release liners on rod, gravure or roll coaters.
Covinax 386-07 is FDA compliant under 16CFR 1500.3 (C)(4).



Polymer Type: Vinyl Modified Acrylic Copolymer
Protective System: Anionic
Color: White                
Viscosity (cps): 300 - 600 (RVF, Spindle #3/50 RPM/77° F)
Percent Solids (%): 57.0 - 60.0 
pH: 6.5 - 7.5
Weight Per Gallon: 8.6
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg):(DSC): -42.0° C



A 1 mil (28g/m2) dry film of Covinax 386-07 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)                           1.7                            1.6 minimum
178° Shear Adhesion2 (minutes)              215                           150 minimum
Loop Tack3 (lb)                                         1.8                             1.3 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: 16CFR 1500.3 (C)(4)



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




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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