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Additives for waterbased acrylic PSA

Additives for waterbased acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA)

TEGO® RC 


TEGO® RC is a system solution provider for partners in the PSA market.


TEGO® RC offers solutions for two important components of PSA products – the release layer and the adhesive – from one source. PSA products such as labels and tapes consist of the facestock, the adhesive, and a release liner with a silicone release coating. In the final product the adhesive and the silicone release coating are adjacent to each other.

Our customers in the PSA market benefit not only from our broader product range however also from our adhesive formulation and application know-how and our global services.

Product listing


  • SURFYNOL® AS 5020

    Nonionic low-foam dynamic wetting agent and molecular defoamer.

  • SURFYNOL® AS 5040

    Non-foaming dynamic wetting agent.

  • SURFYNOL® AS 5100

    Dynamic Wetting Agent.

  • SURFYNOL® AS 5140

    Formulated liquid, wetting agent based on proprietary combination of surface active chemistries.

  • TEGO® Antifoam 3045

    TEGO® Antifoam 3045 is a proprietary organic oil defoamer designed to control and typically eliminate foam, pinholes and entrapped air in water-based adhesives and paper coatings without generating surface defects.

Recommended downloads:
PSA brochure 16:9 Additives for Waterborne Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

The product portfolio of wetting agents and antifoams targets high speed coating applications of waterborne acrylics in PSA applications. Excellent substrate wetting and foam control while maintaining adhesive properties like peel, tack, shear, clarity and water resistance can be achieved. The high speed application
process requires homogeneous and pinhole free adhesive coating and formation of a stable curtain during the curtain coating process.