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Flame-Retardant Foam Gaskets: Fire Proof and High Performing

Flame-retardant foam gaskets play a significant role in preventing or delaying the spread of fire.
By Albert Schmid
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Polyurethane-, epoxy- and silicone-based reactive resins are used for a variety of products in the lighting industry. The applications range from the casting of sensors or ballasts and the sealing of the luminaire to the bonding of LED modules into a tube.


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Advancing Adhesives: A New Wave of Waterborne Dispersions for Adhesives and Coatings

Water-based polyolefin dispersions offer versatile benefits for coatings and adhesives.
By Greg Bunker
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Think artificial turf, personal care items, carpet backing and pizza boxes have nothing in common? Think again.


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Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Substrates

A new material can be used to improve adhesion in a variety of substrates.
By Mike J. Idacavage
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Adhesion, or lack of it, is one of the most critical attributes for most adhesives, coatings and inks. A variety of options can be explored when it comes to adhesion.


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"Boring" Boron and Adhesives

Boron plays an important role in the formulation of adhesives.
By Arun K. Chattopadhyay
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Considering the massive market size of adhesives and their importance in almost all sectors of materials and applications, boron likely plays a small yet definitive role in the adhesives industry.


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Understanding the Role of Fumed Silica in Adhesives and Sealants Formulations

Fumed silica offers a variety of benefits for adhesives and sealants.
By Christopher Galli and Elizabeth Sims
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Formulators use particles to enhance the functionality of existing polymer matrices for adhesive and sealant products.


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Focus On: One Supplier to the Adhesives and Sealants Industry is Finding Diamonds in the Rough

New product ideas are just waiting to be discovered.
By Jim Charron
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The next time you’re in a car, take a close look at the many different materials inside and outside that are bonded together.


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Improving Assembly with Fastener and Component Enhancement Materials

Adhesives, sealants and coatings have made great strides in improving the reliability of fastener systems.
By William Mackowski
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The concept of using helical threaded fastening dates back many centuries. Nearly as old is the consequential search for a means of keeping these same fasteners secure until removal is required.


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Adhesive and Sealant Council 2014 Fall Convention and Expo

The event will include concurrent technical sessions, an Expo and multiple networking opportunities
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Delegates from around the world will gather at The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo, scheduled to take place October 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, S.C.


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2014 ASI Top 25: Leading Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Included with each company's listing are contact information, estimated 2013 sales figures (if publishable), and a company profile.
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This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.


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Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.
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Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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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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