Specialty Applications

There are a variety of applications that fall outside of normal adhesive requirements. In addition to our standard adhesives, the challenging nature of specialty applications often requires specifically formulated, customized adhesive solutions. Working closely with our customers, our scientists and engineers can quickly adjust existing adhesive platforms or develop new polymer systems to address the most complex challenges.

With a deep understanding of adhesive and polymer science and extensive application knowledge, the Avery Dennison Performance Polymers team can select or customize an adhesive for almost any need.

Recyclable and Repulpable

With the ever increasing focus on recycling and “green” products, manufacturers and brand owners are looking for ways to improve their environmental footprint. We offer pressure-sensitive adhesives compatible with recycling processes and repulpable adhesives for paper recycling. These adhesives are deactivated or "deadened" during processing, helping to reduce the number of costly ‘stickies’ that are generated during recycling.

Flame and Fire Retardant

Formulated with a range of fire retardant additives, Performance Polymers offers a variety of adhesives that meet various flammability standards like UL94 and FAR 25.853. Commonly used in Aerospace, Automotive, Building and Construction, Transportation and similar industries, these adhesives can also meet halogen-free requirements.

Optically Clear

Whether designed to be permanent or removable, optical clarity is a critical requirement for adhesives used in applications like window lens bonding, screen protectors and transparent graphic overlays. With a range of adhesives featuring a high molecular weight and lower than average glass-transition temperature (Tg), Performance Polymers provides adhesives designed for the production of optically clear pressure-sensitive tapes and films.

However, selecting the right adhesive is only one aspect of making an optically clear pressure-sensitive product. With expert adhesive scientists and engineers, Performance Polymers is available at every step to ensure that optical clarity is maintained throughout the entire coating process.

Non-water Whitening

Along with a wide range of solvent acrylic and rubber hot melt adhesives, Performance Polymers also offers emulsion acrylic adhesives that feature non-water whitening performance. These adhesives are designed with a careful selection of surfactants and polymer structure to minimize the adhesive’s reaction to water and prevent the loss of clarity.

High Solids, Quick Drying

Performance Polymers provides both solvent and emulsion adhesives with high solids content. These products are carefully designed with a selection of polymers, solvents and other processing aids to maximize solids content while still maintaining the viscosity required for coating. The adhesives dry quicker, allowing for more cost-effective coating at increased speeds.

With an extensive history of designing and manufacturing pressure-sensitive adhesives Avery Dennison Performance Polymers has encountered and solved an exhaustive list of challenging specialty application requirements. Our engineers and adhesive scientists are well-equipped to address even the most specialized application requirement.


At Avery Dennison Performance Polymers, our technical service and R&D teams bring together extensive Materials Science knowledge and polymer design and formulation. We combine our coating and converting know-how with a deep understanding of end-user applications. And, our team has the capability to quickly tailor and customize adhesives to provide the right solution to your unique application-driven challenges.

For more information on how Performance Polymers can help solve your unique challenges, visit the product selector or contact us today.