In 2015 MPI expanded its Solvent System Capabilities in its Indiana Manufacturing Operation
Solvent systems offer many advantages:
Using Tin and Platinum catalysts particularly, solvent systems offer greater flexibility across a wider range of adhesives, smooth release, and no initiation spike. These systems allow the end users to retain the topography of textured substrates as well as cure at lower temperatures allowing films like Polypropylene and HDPE as options. The lower coating depositions allowed with these systems allows for a greater reduction in Si migration.
Solvent release systems are used widely across a broad spectrum of applications, especially with highly tackified adhesives in automotive and industrial applications. Many medical applications using hydrogel adhesives use solvent chemistry. The addition of solvent release systems gives MPI Release the complete offerings of release chemistries to the marketplace and allows us to be a “one stop shop” for our customers and a potential reduction in end-user SKUs. This is critical to successfully developing customized release systems and products for our wide range of customers.
In 2015 Greg Wright, who has worked extensively with adhesives, joined MPI to take over technical development
Greg has 20 years experience in various technical roles at both 3M Company and Venture Tape. He has significant experience with construction, industrial, automotive, medical, and general industrial markets among other applications. Greg has a unique understanding of our customers' applications and requirements and has excellent knowledge in product development within the pressure sensitive industry. Greg gives MPI that of end-user viewpoint rather than just the release liner developer. As a result MPI Release will improve our ability to successfully develop customized release systems and products for our wide range of customers.
In 2015 MPI also hired Jim Devlin to strengthen customer service
Jim brings experience in customer service from both the Power Industry and Electronics Distribution. Jim says:
“Our goal is to build World Class customer service. In this industry (Release materials) every customers' needs and products are unique and customized. Customer Service gets all the information together we need to meet our customers’ product and timing needs. This always means constant in-house communication and coordination between development, purchasing and production and then keeping the customer informed in a proactive way. We will continue to keep improving our systems and processes so we have the best customer service in the industry”
Contact Greg and his team to find out how MPI can rapidly and effectively solve your release film challenges.