Covinax 169-04


Covinax 169-04 is a polyvinyl alcohol stabilized vinyl acrylic copolymer emulsion developed for a variety of permanent pressure sensitive applications requiring very aggressive wet and dry 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. Covinax 169-04 is formulated to be a wash-away adhesive. The polyvinyl alcohol colloid allows easy cleanup and imparts excellent machining. It can be applied with a knife, rod, roll coater or extruded in beads for various packaging applications.


Polymer Type: Vinyl acrylic                                                      
Protective System:
Polyvinyl alcohol
Viscosity (cps):
4,000 - 6,000 (LVF, Spindle #4/60 RPM /77° F)      
Percent Solids (%):
57.0 - 60.0                                                 
4.5 - 5.5   
Weight Per Gallon:
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg):
-50° C




A 1 mil (28g/m2) dry film of Covinax 169-04 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)                                 3.1                           No specification
178° Shear Adhesion2 (minutes)                     27                                 10 - 55
Loop Tack3 (lb)                                               3.1                            No specification


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: 21 CFR 175.105

1Franklin International 03QC5002, 30 minute dwell.

2Franklin International 03QC5003, 0.25 square inch, 500 gram load, 10 minute dwell.

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




      C = Cohesive        A = Adhesive         S = Stain             T = Transfer


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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The recommendations and data contained in this Product Data Sheet for use of this product are based on information Franklin believes to be reliable. They are offered in good faith without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use of our product by Customer are beyond Franklin’s control. Customer must determine the suitability of the product for a particular application before adopting it on a commercial scale.
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