Adcote™ 50C12 is a waterborne dispersion which has excellent adhesion to metal foils and cellulosic substrates. The dried polymer exhibits excellent chemical resistance, heat seal, and hot tack properties. Adcote™ 50C12 can be used as an extrusion primer on aluminum foil for extrusion coating or laminating with polyethylene, ethylene vinyl acetate, and ethylene acrylic acid resins. Adcote™ 50C12 also may be used as a heat seal coating which exhibits water, oil and solvent resistance. As Adcote™ 50C12 is a thermoplastic composition with a low activating temperature, it can also be used to thermally bond to itself, metal, paper, or polyethylene substrates.

Features & Benefits

Good hot tack, low activation temperature, moisture resistance, grease and oil resistance, excellent adhesion to foil and paper.

Key Properties

Application Method
Gravure|Reverse roll|Smooth roll transfer|Wire Wound Rods
Coating Weight
0.5-0.7 lbs/ream for priming, 2.0-4.0 lbs/ream for coating
Ethylene Acrylic Acid
Slightly Turbid, Off-White Liquid
8.25 lbs/gallon
Recommended Diluent
Water, Ethanol, iso-Propanol
Drying Web Temperature
150-180 °F
Key Performance Benefits
grease and oil resistance, moisture resistacne, adhesion to foil and paper
Shelf Life
270 days
Applied Solids
11-15 %
Supplied Solids
22 %
Apply To Substrate
Foil, Paper, PE
Seal To Substrate
Foil, Paper, Foil/PE Laminate
Nominal Application Temperature
Room Temperature
100 cPs

Technical Resources

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