Articles Tagged with ''bio-based materials''

Advancing Adhesives: Reusable and Renewable Adhesive Mimics Geckos

Researchers have re-designed Geckskin with renewable materials.

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.

Wouldn’t it be great if doing the right thing automatically brought big rewards?


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STEPAN CO.: Surfactant

STEPOSOL® MET-10U is a new surfactant derived from natural oils intended to displace the use of solvents.
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Sartomer Products Receive Certified Biobased Product Designation

Sartomer Americas has earned the Certified Biobased Product designation from the USDA for its entire Sarbio® line of specialty acrylates and methacrylates.


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Readers Most Interested in ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

News from ExxonMobil regarding expansion plans for tackifier production drew the most reader interest last week.


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Myriant Supplies Bio-Succinic Acid to Oxea

Myriant Corp. recently announced it has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers.
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Lignin in the Laboratory

The use of lignin could bring about a green, cost-effective way to develop adhesives and sealants.

A new source of lignin has been developed that produces a consistent quality for commercial quantities.


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Materials Roundtable: Let's Talk Materials

Without quality materials that are often tailored to specific applications, the adhesives and sealants industry could never fully succeed.

Raw materials and chemicals are literally the building blocks of the adhesives and sealants industry. Without quality materials that are often specifically tailored to specific applications, our industry could never fully succeed.


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Advancing Adhesives: A Natural Feedstock

A new carbon-negative bio-butanol production technology uses cellulose as its feedstock.

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), Taiwan’s largest and a leading international high-tech applied research institution, recently introduced ButyFix, reportedly the first biochemical technology for bio-butanol transportation fuel production with a negative carbon footprint.


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Top 5 ASI Market Trend Stories of 2013

Hot-melt adhesives drew the most interest.

Below are the five most-viewed market trends stories on the ASI website for 2013.*


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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