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Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond Substrates

Today's updated chemistry and processing know-how can make a surprising range of substrate combinations feasible.

The current laminating industry mindset is to simply try anything. Many manufacturers have started to realize that creative combinations of unexpected substrates might fill untapped demand for finished products that look and feel novel, are extra sturdy, or display other desirable properties that are unattainable with standard materials.


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Construction Tape Trends

New acrylic construction tapes outperform traditional rubber and asphaltic options.

Ten years ago, a variety of adhesive construction tapes was available. The choices were limited to rubber, butyl and asphaltic tape, each offering known pros and cons to builders. As


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Baltimore Hosts the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2015 Tape Summit

Pressure-sensitive adhesives professionals from around the world will convene May 11-15 for this key tape industry event.

From May 11-15, tape professionals from around the world will come together in Baltimore for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2015. The industry-focused event will provide segmented and flexible learning options to help attendees formulate the most effective knowledge-building experience possible.


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Adhesives at Work: Innovative Label Adhesives Meet Today's Packaging Demands

Hot-melt adhesives and solvent-free acrylic adhesives offer solutions for food and beverage product labeling.

Food and beverage packaging has come a long way since the prehistoric days of using natural materials like leaves and gourds for containers. Today’s food and beverage industry demands packaging that’s far more sanitary, innovative and eye-catching than what nature can provide.


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Focus On: Chemicals Supplier Celebrates an Interactive Anniversary

BASF marked its 150th anniversary this year with a global interactive program focusing on energy, food and urban living.

BASF recently announced an international anniversary program to mark its 150th anniversary this year. In addition to celebrations and a historical retrospective, BASF has prepared a global co-creation program with partners on the topics of energy, food, and urban living.


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Two-Part Adhesives and Application Equipment

Many different starting materials are available in the formulation of two-part adhesives, all of which will require a variety of mixing, dispensing, and application methods.

Two-part adhesives are an ever-growing segment of the adhesive and sealant industry, with applications in aerospace, construction, automotive, consumer goods, and the DIY/repair sectors.


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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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