Articles Tagged with ''polyurethanes''

Editor’s Memo: And the Winners Are…

The construction industry continues to control the demand for sealants.
By Susan Sutton
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This issue of ASI is very exciting for our staff, because we’re able to announce the winners of the first-annual ASI Readers’ Choice Awards!


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H.B. Fuller’s New North American Packaging Center is of Major Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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H.B. Fuller’s announcement regarding a new North American customer-focused packaging center was big news last week.


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Dow Polyurethanes to Add Polyether Polyols Facility at Thailand Site

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Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Co., recently announced it will add a polyether polyols facility at the company’s Map Ta Phut, Thailand, site.
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Dow to Increase Freeport Polyol and Copolymer Capacity

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Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Co., recently announced plans to increase its polyol and copolymer capacity at its Freeport, Texas, facilities as a result of debottlenecking.
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Ask Dr. Dave: October 2013

We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas, and we want to use a cost-effective adhesive that doesn’t take long to dry. Is a hot melt the way to go?


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DOW POLYURETHANES: Polyols for CASE Applications

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VORAPEL™ moisture- and chemical-repellant polyols are a new family of hydrophobic polyols intended for applications that require increased moisture and chemical resistance.
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World’s Largest Adhesives Facility is Big News

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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The announcement of the opening of Henkel’s new Dragon Plant in China grabbed an almost unprecedented amount of interest last week.


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BASF to Expand Polyurethane Materials Production in Louisiana

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BASF recently announced plans to build a polyurethane systems house in Geismar, La., in which polyurethane raw materials will be blended to deliver customized products to customers in the transportation, furniture, and construction industries.
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Dow Expansion Takes Top Spot

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention on our website, as well as our eNewsletter and social media platforms.
By Susan Sutton
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In the top position this week is Dow to Expand Polymer Brands.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: September 2013

What approaches can be used to achieve excellent performance at elevated temperatures?
By Dr. Jeffrey F. Dormish
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I am developing an adhesive for an application that requires heat resistance greater than 80°C. A formulation based on a waterborne polyurethane polymer currently provides the best adhesion to the substrate and is a fit for the application process. What approaches can be used to achieve the required level of elevated temperature performance?


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