Articles Tagged with ''resins and base polymers''

Sneak Peek: ExxonMobil to Significantly Expand Tackifier Production

March 6, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has announced plans to build what is reportedly the world’s largest hydrogenated tackifier manufacturing facility.
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Editor's Memo: Let's Talk Materials

Use our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook to find suppliers throughout the year.
February 1, 2014

Welcome to our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook.


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2013 ASI Readers' Choice Awards

We created the ASI Readers’ Choice Awards to celebrate all of the industry’s hard work and ingenuity.
November 1, 2013

Innovation truly drives the success of the adhesives and sealants industry. We created the ASI Readers’ Choice Awards to celebrate all of the industry’s hard work and ingenuity.


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Low-Volatile Pure Monomer Resins

Several new low-volatile pure monomer resins with varying softening points have been developed in response to general demand for low-VOC raw materials.
July 1, 2013

Pure monomer resins (PMRs) are produced from pure aromatic monomer streams, especially styrene and alkyl styrene derivatives.


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Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing

One company illustrates how industry can make a big difference when sustainability is fully embraced.
May 1, 2013

"Environmentally friendly” can mean many different things. For Emerald Performance Materials—a mid-sized specialty chemicals company with four business groups, eight manufacturing operations and sales to more than 70 countries across the globe—it has meant making a concerted effort to reduce emissions and consider ways to improve the chemical composition and volatile organic compound (VOC) levels of products.


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Coatings Innovation: New Environmental Road Markings Improve Safety

The road markings incorporate tiny glass beads that reflect the light from headlights in dark or wet conditions.
May 1, 2013

Road markings ensure traffic safety, but there are differences among them, both in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. Evonik Industries has conducted an independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) and found that DEGAROUTE-based road markings protect not only road users but also the climate.


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High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.
May 1, 2013

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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Self-Assembling Acrylic Block Copolymers for Enhanced Adhesives Properties

A new type of acrylic copolymer has been developed that features block structures and controlled functional group placement due to a controlled radical polymerization process.
May 1, 2013

Acrylic polymers are widely used in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications in the form of emulsion, solvent or radiation-cured systems. They combine good UV resistance, transparency, tailored tack, and stiffness due to a large choice of acrylic and methacrylic comonomers.


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Arkema Coating Resins Names Kaiser Business Director

April 26, 2013
Eric J. Kaiser has been named Americas business director for Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema Inc.
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Evonik Extends Contract with Lintech

April 22, 2013
Evonik Corp. recently announced an extension of its contract with Lintech International LLC.
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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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