Articles Tagged with ''bio-based materials''

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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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.

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.

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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Advancing Adhesives: Agricultural Waste and Adhesives

Glue produced from spent fowl is proving to be an alternative to soy-based adhesives.

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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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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You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, and more!

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