Articles Tagged with ''bio-based materials''

Waterbornes Help Spur Global Adhesive and Sealant Market Growth

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The global market for adhesives and sealants is expected to grow at a considerable rate, due to technological advancements and product innovation.
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ASTM Creates Industrial Biotechnology Committee

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ASTM International recently announced it has formed a new committee for stakeholders in the field of industrial biotechnology.
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MEREDIAN INC.: New Website

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This company recently launched a new website that provides information regarding the process of the polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) formula.
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Readers Most Interested in 3M Patents

An announcement from 3M regarding a milestone in innovation garnered the most interest last week.
By Susan Sutton
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This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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AkzoNobel and Solvay to Develop Renewable Raw Material Monitoring System

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AkzoNobel and Solvay have joined forces with Ernst & Young to jointly develop a monitoring system that tracks and quantifies the use of renewable raw materials.
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Advancing Adhesives: Bio-Based Polyols for High-Performance Polyurethane Adhesives

Bio-based adhesive solutions can promote moisture protection and flexibility in a variety of applications.
By Eric Brouwer and Angela Smits
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The world’s growing population and wealth, combined with raw materials scarcity, influence the adhesives market. Manufacturers are searching for bio-based solutions in order to reduce reliability on scarce raw materials and improve the carbon footprint of their products.


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Strategic Solutions: Selling Green

Companies need to tell the whole story when they are marketing "green" product attributes.
By James (Jim) E. Swope
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Green, bio-based, renewable, eco-friendly—no matter which label we attach, the current marketing buzz is about environmentally conscious products.


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Advancing Adhesives: Reusable and Renewable Adhesive Mimics Geckos

Researchers have re-designed Geckskin with renewable materials.
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Traditional adhesives, usually petroleum-based and often intended for a single use, present a sticky situation for sustainability. However, researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have redesigned their Geckskin adhesive using renewable materials.


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Editor's Memo: The Green Stuff

Developing successful green products is much trickier than most people might think.
By Susan Sutton
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Wouldn’t it be great if doing the right thing automatically brought big rewards?


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STEPAN CO.: Surfactant

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STEPOSOL® MET-10U is a new surfactant derived from natural oils intended to displace the use of solvents.
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