Articles Tagged with ''polyurethanes''

Ask Dr. Dave: October 2013

We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas.

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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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Archway Sales Named Polyurethanes Distributor for BASF

BASF recently announced it has appointed Archway Sales Inc. as a distributor for polyurethane chemicals to the CASE market in the Ohio valley.
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Momentive Performance Materials Moves Polyurethane Additives Headquarters to China, Increases Capacity

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. recently announced investments it has made to support its polyurethane additives product line.
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Focus On: Pumping and Metering Advancements

Adhesives can provide a better bond than welding or mechanical fasteners in many cases.

The composites industry is full of interesting technologies and products. In the world of composites, diversity can be seen at every turn.


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Improved Dispensing for Solar Inverters

Automated dispensing can help manufacturers improve quality and lower costs.

Automated dispensing of polyurethane (PU) is often superior to manual silicone dispensing in quality and costs.


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