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Evolving Pressure-Sensitive Tape Adhesives

Technology is keeping pace with demands for increasingly industrial applications.
By Thomas C. Epple
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Industries ranging from automotive and consumer electronics to building and construction are designing and manufacturing products that call for increasingly sophisticated bonding solutions.


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Managing Inventory: A Delicate Balance

Managing inventory in a highly regulated environment directly impacts a company’s ability to offer competitive pricing without eroding profits.
By Jay Deakins
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Businesses face inventory management challenges with varying degrees of difficulty.


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Bio-Coatings Improve Implant Functionality

A new coating could help medical implants function better.
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Tiny implants to monitor bodily functions or to provide insulin or other drugs based on immediate need would be an advancement in personalized medicine. But a problem inherent in implants is the tendency of the human immune system to recognize the device as an invader and encapsulate it, preventing the device from doing its job.


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Case Study: Living Under the Same Roof

Roof tile adhesives can provide strong adhesion, including resistance to hurricane-force winds.
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Sarasota Roofing Co., a family-owned, multi-generational company, takes pride in the ties to its Florida community and its reputation for being one of the most established, trustworthy roofing contractors in the area.


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Market Trends: China’s Silicone Sealant Market

Foreign suppliers are feeling the pressure from improved domestic technology in China’s neutral silicone sealant market.
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Suppliers, customers and channel players in China’s silicone sealant industry agree that the best products come from foreign brands. They also agree that customers are demanding higher and higher quality sealant products.


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Case Study: Runway Reconstruction

High-performance silicone joint sealants were selected in the construction of a new runway at Andrews Air Force Base.
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Silicone joint sealants from Dow Corning Corp. were selected for use in the reconstruction of the primary runway at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Md.


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Advancing Adhesives: Improving Hot-Melt Adhesives

A new generation of polyolefins with valuable properties has been introduced.
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Polyolefin-based, hot-melt adhesives have proven their advantages in various fields of adhesive applications in recent decades. In the last 10 years, a new generation of polyolefins have been introduced, showing new and value-adding properties for the hot-melt adhesive customer.


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Aligning Adhesive Price and Performance

Knowing a few basic distinctions among adhesives could help manufacturers save money and extend the life of their products.
By Kurt Schramer
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For technical applications that require some form of adhesion, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) usually offer the best value, given their affordability, ease of use and clean application, when compared to alternative bonding options like mechanical fasteners or liquid adhesives.


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Building Industry Knowledge: Preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo

On October 21-23, the Adhesive and Sealant Council will hold its biannual convention in Minneapolis.
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Industry professionals will be exposed to new trends, technologies and topical expertise at the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) Fall Convention & Expo, which will take place next month at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis.


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2013 ASI Top 25

The ASI Top 25 is our exclusive ranking of the top 25 manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.
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This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.


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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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