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SI GROUP UNVEILS REZICURE™ HYDRO T8-7900 TACIKIFIER RESIN AT WORLD ADHESIVE & SEALANT CONFERENCE
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – April 25, 2022 – SI Group, a leading performance additives company, has launched REZICURE™ HYDRO T8-7900, a phenol modified bio-based tackifier for use in water-based polychloroprene adhesives. This new addition to SI Group’s product portfolio was unveiled at the 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference currently in session, the premier international event for stakeholders in the adhesive and sealant industry worldwide.
REZICURE™ HYDRO T8-7900 can accelerate film formation and adhesive set up when formulated as a co-tackifier in polychloroprene adhesives. The product can improve bond strength to wood, while offering enhanced high-temperature resistance. A recent in-house study showed that increasing the proportion of REZICURE™ HYDRO T8-7900 to above 50% of a solution can improve adhesive strength in wood adhesive applications.
Its compelling properties make it an excellent choice for applications that require the ability to withstand heat or need long-lasting adhesion. These capabilities, combined with its ability to accelerate the drying process, mean that REZICURE™ HYDRO T8-7900 could significantly improve leading water-based adhesive products.
“Our customers need solutions that can help them achieve new standards for performance, and we are excited about growing our range of water-based products to help our customers succeed in this vital area,” said Ken Lauffer, Adhesives Market Development Director at SI Group. “Slow drying time compared to the solvent is a key limitation of water-based systems. Our REZICURE™ HYDRO T8-7900 product enables adhesives to dry more rapidly, which should expand the applications for water-based adhesives.”
The launch of this product comes as an extension of SI Group’s commitment to supplying its customers with leading products in the adhesives market. Visit www.siigroup.com to read more about SI Group’s growing portfolio of innovative adhesives solutions or speak to SI Group’s representatives at booth 215 during the 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference Expo on April 25-27, 2022.
About SI Group
SI Group is a global leader in the innovative technology of performance additives, process solutions, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and chemical intermediates. SI Group solutions are essential to enhancing the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods within the plastics, rubber & adhesives, fuels & lubricants, oilfield, and pharmaceutical industries. SI Group's global manufacturing footprint includes 21 facilities on three continents, serving customers in 80 countries with approximately 2,300 employees worldwide. In 2021, SI Group received a gold award for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis and is ranked among the top five percent of more than 50,000 worldwide companies. SI Group innovates and drives change to create value with a passion for safety, chemistry, sustainability, and extraordinary results. Learn more at www.siigroup.com
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