Hollow, polymeric, acrylate, infusible, inherently tacky, solvent-insoluble, solvent-dispersible, elastomeric pressure-sensitive adhesive microspheres having an average diameter of at least about 1 micrometer. Preferred microspheres are those wherein a majority of the hollow microspheres contain at least one of interior void having a diameter of at least 10% of the diameter of the microsphere.
These hollow microspheres are useful as repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesives. The invention also provides pressure-sensitive adhesives consisting essentially of such hollow microspheres. Aqueous suspensions of these microspheres, processes for their preparation, spray repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive compositions, and microsphere-coated sheet materials are also provided. Surprisingly, hollow microspheres of the invention show reduced or even eliminated adhesive transfer, in comparison with prior art repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesives which are based on solid microspheres.