Articles Tagged with ''bio-based materials''

Using Bio-Waste and Other Alternatives as Green Adhesives

Waste materials can be reused to develop renewable and even biodegradable products.
By Shri Thanedar, Ph.D.
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The use of bio-waste and other alternatives to produce green adhesive products is growing in popularity due to increased industry regulations and a steady public opinion to support green products.


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Strategic Solutions: State-of-the-Industry Report

Recovery in the U.S. continues on solid footing, with the construction sector finally showing solid signs of growth.
By Daniel S. Murad
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2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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Advancing Adhesives: School Glues Go Green

Penford Products has teamed up with Elmer’s to develop natural school glues.
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Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp. and a leading global supplier of specialty bio-products for use in industrial applications including coatings, adhesives and polymers, has announced its support behind the launch of a natural school glue jointly developed with Elmer’s Products Inc.


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Market Trends: Developing Regions Drive Global Adhesives and Sealants Demand

Developed regions including Europe, Japan and the U.S. have long represented major markets for adhesives.
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Developed regions including Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have long represented major markets for adhesives.


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AkzoNobel, Solvay Announce Renewability Partnership

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AkzoNobel and Solvay recently announced they have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies.
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Advancing Adhesives: Agricultural Waste and Adhesives

Glue produced from spent fowl is proving to be an alternative to soy-based adhesives.
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Almost two-thirds of adhesives produced each year in the U.S. are from non-renewable petroleum resources. However, each year brings added pressure to search for alternatives to petroleum-based adhesives, as oil prices rise and concerns over pollution released during the manufacture of these products grow.


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Advancing Adhesives: Mussels Inspire Innovative New Adhesive for Surgery

A new synthetic family of adhesives can serve as bioadhesives.
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Mussels can be a delicious meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.


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Strategic Solutions: The True Meaning of Green

Neither the adhesives industry nor the coatings industry can fly info a “green” future, nor should they try.
By George R. Pilcher
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For many years, we have been hearing about green adhesives, paints, household cleaners and buildings—basically, green everything.


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Advancing Adhesives: Water-Based Polyurethane Goes Green

Soy oil replaces petroleum in water-based polyurethane coatings and adhesives.
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Battelle scientists have reportedly invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other—environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent.


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Ask Dr. Dave: February 2013

Dr. Dave answers a question about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: In the manufacturing world, the recycling of materials and the use of “green” materials are popular trends that are increasingly coming under legislative pressures. What about the recycling of adhesives and sustainability in the adhesives industry?


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