Spray-On adhesive for increasing performance of filter media debuts in November

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, is expanding its line of adhesives for use in the manufacture of filters with the unveiling of FilterFAB3000, a high-performing adhesive developed specifically to enhance the performance of media used in residential and commercial air-filtration systems,

Filter manufacturers spray FilterFAB3000 directly on media used in residential and commercial air-filtration to entrap more particulates. The product – a first of its kind for Franklin – makes its debut at the Filtration International Conference and Exposition in Chicago during November.

Filter manufacturers spray FilterFAB3000, a cross-linked, vinyl acrylic polymer, directly on the filter media, enabling the now-sticky media to entrap more particulates from the air stream. The adhesive dries quickly in an oven, minimizing additional production time. Further, its water-based formulation renders it easy to clean with water when wet, reducing clean-up time. Overall, adhesive application has minor impact on productivity, yet greatly effects end-product performance. FilterFAB3000 offers additional benefits as a low-VOC, formaldehyde-free adhesive that is safe for the environment and for use in air-filtration systems. Further, as a pressure sensitive adhesive, it is ideal for laminating multiple layers of media to achieve the desired performance level.

“We put more than 75 years of experience in the development of adhesives – and more than 15 years serving the filtration industry – into the creation of FilterFAB3000, our premiere product for this unique media application,” said Dan Pikula, director of market development, North America. “We are proud to add it to our growing line of high-performance FilterFAB adhesives developed specifically for use in the manufacturer of air and liquid filters.”