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A leading eco-friendly adhesive tape
that considers nature and humans, ANYTAPE Co., Ltd
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ANYTAPE is an environmentally-friendly company that produces environmentally friendly tapes.
We use organic solvents as the production method of the existing solvent tapes. Most of the hazardous materials can be volatilized through the drying and aging process in the chambers, but ANYTAPE boasts a production technology using UV reactive hot melts, thereby causing no volatile organic compounds. Instantaneous radical reaction takes place by UV irradiation.

Product line

Hydrocolloid, hairpiece tape, Samsung Electro-Mechanics breathable tape, etc

Difference in coating method

[ Solvent PSA ]
[ UV H/M PSA ]
Difference in coating method
Solvent Type UV H/M Type
Use of volatile organic compounds as solvents Use of high-temperature heat as solvent
VOC air discharge from the drying line (approx. 30 m) No drying line
Slow coating speed (up to 50 m) Fast coating speed (min 100 m)
At least 70% of VOC content in the adhesives VOC minimization
Serious VOC emissions from adhesive maker No environmental hazard in the adhesive maker
Human exposure to risk on the workers and consumers' part No environmental hazard
Consumers' continuous inhalation of VOC No environmental hazard
Many adhesive makers available (cheaper unit price) No domestic adhesive maker (Decreased unit price with productivity)

Curing Process

[ Solvent PSA ]
[ UV H/M PSA ]

In the case of a solvent type, about 60 - 70% of VOCs are volatilized into the atmosphere during the curing process, and it requires a separate curing agent. Moreover, it requires an aging period of at least 3 days after curing. On the other hand, in the case of UV H/M type, an instantaneous radical reaction occurs due to UV radiation. Therefore, the product can be released immediately after coating, simplifying the production process.

COATING PROCESS

As for the thickness, the difference of the initial coating thickness and the drying thickness occurs due to the large amount of VOCs volatilization for the solvent types, which also affects the thickness after aging. On the other hand, in the case of the UV H/M type, there is no difference before and after the process because the solid content is fully coated.

The solvent type is contrary to the eco-friendly green growth method as it causes a serious health problem to the worker of the adhesive maker and the tape coating company. The issue of continuous VOC inhalation on the user's part still exists and it even adversely affects our planet as the main culprit of ozone depletion. There are many other problems, and despite the fact that everyone acknowledges the need to develop eco-friendly tapes, the preconceived notion that the environmentally-friendly product is expensive prevents the new market from emerging. In this regard, our company developed the product with environmentally friendly and high-quality properties made from a hot melt technology that does not generate further VOCs by using the UV Acrylic PSA of high-quality properties. We also offer price competitiveness compared to tapes by international makers.

Example of coating
SG9000 Series [Solvent UV Acylic Type]
ANYTAPE AT-1833G [Hotmelt UV Acrylic Type]

In case of AT-1833G, it shows superior properties compared to S-G9000, and saves costs by over 30%. Solvent UV Type, also called as Syrup Type, will be covered in the separate document (ANYTAPE UV H.M. PSA) for its property comparison with the hot-melt type.

Volatile organic compound

Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs

Definition

Volatile organic compounds (Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs) are easily vaporized into the atmosphere due to high vapor pressure. When they coexist with nitrogen oxides in the air, they cause photochemical reactions by the action of sunlight to generate photochemical oxidizing substances such as ozone and PAN. It is the collective term for the substance that triggers photochemical smog. In Korea it is defined as petrochemicals, organic solvents, or other materials with the Reid vapor pressure of 10.3 kilopascals (or 1.5 psia) or higher among hydrocarbons.

Characteristics

Volatile organic compounds vary from the solvents widely used in industries to organic gases emitted from the drying process of chemical and pharmaceutical plastics, etc. Most of the hydrocarbons commonly used in our lives including low-boiling liquid fuels, paraffins, olefins, aromatic compounds, etc. can be referred to as VOCs. VOCs are toxic chemicals (especially aromatics and halogenated hydrocarbons), the precursors of photochemical oxides (hydrocarbons in olefins are greater in photochemical reactivity), and what destroy the stratospheric ozone layer and affect global warming.

Regulated VOCs

The list of substances designated as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs under regulation by the Ministry of Environment of Korea number 31 (promulgated by the Ministry of Environment, July 1, 1998) in consideration of harmfulness in light of Reid vapor pressure, photochemical reactivity, material usage and carcinogenicity, and the plan is to gradually expand the scopes of regulated substances.