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April 03, 2006 09:13 ET

GE's SPUR+* Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Provides Outstanding Adhesion and Chemical Resistance; Medical Application First to Use New PSA Technology

WILTON, Conn.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 3, 2006) -

GE - Advanced Materials, Silicones today announced a new, and first completely formulated, pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) based on SPUR+ technology. The new product is named SPUR+ 2000 PSA and it is an excellent candidate for the manufacture of high-performance labels, tapes and decals.

"SPUR+ PSA fills an important gap between acrylic and silicone adhesives," said Bruce Waldman, global marketing manager, SPUR+ products and technology. "We expect our high tech PSAs to open up design possibilities by minimizing the need to use mechanical fasteners such as nuts and bolts," Waldman noted. "Industrial designers and mechanical engineers will be able to reduce or eliminate such fasteners in places where they are undesirable. Without mechanical fasteners, products can be more attractive, with smoother lines. And, products can be physically smaller, use fewer parts and be mechanically superior by spreading out stress over larger surfaces. SPUR+ 2000 PSA is our first adhesive in a line of adhesives that will help bring this reality to applications that require exceptional chemical and thermal resistance and powerful, isocyanate-free adhesion."

Where the bond must be permanent, even in the most hostile environments, SPUR+ 2000 PSA combines initial tackiness with the well-known adhesion of silane hybrid technology. SPUR+ 2000 PSA provides a virtually unmatched combination of chemical and thermal resistance with weatherability and very high adhesion across a wide range of surfaces, including metals, glass, ceramics and plastics. Moreover, SPUR+ PSA is free of both isocyanates and plasticizers.

The SPUR+ PSA product line is being used to barcode slides in pathology labs, where the loss of a label can mean loss of a life. Other potential applications include labels and fastening tapes in aerospace, automotive, electronics, industrial and consumer products. Manufacturers can easily introduce SPUR+ PSA into their existing production process and continue using familiar label stock, release liners and conversion equipment.

SPUR+ PSA is available immediately for sale in North America, Latin America and Europe, in both sampling and manufacturing quantities. For more information, visit www.gesilicones.com home page. Call us at 1.800.295.2392 or + 607.786.8131 in the western hemisphere or at + 800.4321.1000 in Europe.

About GE - Advanced Materials

The Advanced Materials business of General Electric Company is part of the Industrial business group and is headquartered in Wilton, Conn. Comprised of Silicones and Quartz, GE - Advanced Materials is a global leader in providing a range of high-technology materials solutions. The GE - Advanced Materials, Silicones portfolio includes silicone-based products and technology platforms, silanes, sealants and adhesives. The Quartz portfolio includes high-purity fused quartz and ceramics materials. These materials solutions are used as springboards for innovation in hundreds of consumer and industrial applications ranging from car engines and integrated circuits to biomedical devices and cosmetics. Industries served include aerospace, agriculture, appliances, automotive, construction, electronics, furniture and furnishings, healthcare, home care, industrial, lighting, packaging, personal care, plastics, semiconductor, telecommunications, tire, transportation, and water purification. As a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Games, GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to a successful Games. Experience more at www.ge.com/advancedmaterials.

* SPUR+ is a trademark of General Electric Company.

Contact Information

  • GE Advanced Materials-Silicones, Wilton, Conn.
    The Americas
    Nancy Pitts, +1-203-761-1938
    E-Mail: nancy.pitts@ge.com
    or
    GE Bayer Silicones, Leverkusen, Germany
    Europe
    Robert Scheib, +49 2143040532
    E-Mail: Robert.Scheib@ge.com