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Advancing Adhesives Soy-Based Adhesives Benefit Environment as Much as Industry

November 29, 2003
With environmental concerns knocking at the door, the wood adhesive industry can take heart in two soy-based adhesive products that offer environmental benefits. By using soy as an alternative adhesive,
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Focus On Expansion Strengthens Silicone Materials Supplier

November 29, 2003
NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace and photonics, recently announced the expansion and modernization of its R&D and production development departments. This facilities-development
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Market Trends Polyurethane Materials Consumption Holds Steady

November 29, 2003
Polyurethane demand in 2002 for furniture applications was 505 mil. lbs., representing a slight decrease from the 544 mil. lbs. reported in 2000.The 2002 End Use Market Survey of the
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Market Trends U.S. Label Shipments to Grow Nearly 5% Through 2006

October 29, 2003
U.S. label shipments will expand 4.8% per annum through 2006 to 8 bil. square meters valued at $14 bil. This will generate demand for 2.5 bil. lbs of raw materials.
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Environmental Update Soy-Based Wood Adhesives and the Environment

October 29, 2003
Soy-based adhesives have been used in the manufacture of common wood products such as plywood for over 70 years.
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The Use of Silicone Adhesives in Space Applications

October 28, 2003
The harsh conditions of space place a set of constraints on the technologies that take us there. Of primary concern when it comes to space system design is the adhesive chosen to hold everything together. Find out what it takes to perform in the vacuum of space, and why silicone adhesives will continue to be the adhesive of choice in many aerospace applications.
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Wood Flooring Adhesives Provide Benefits

October 28, 2003
Two years ago, ASI reported the successful introduction of Meta-Tec (patent pending), a new environmentally friendly advanced adhesive technology from W.F. Taylor. Since then, Meta-Tec has been field-tested in a number of products ranging from wood flooring adhesives to concrete sealers, with impressive results.
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Mix Fix

October 28, 2003
HIDROMIX mixing blade system handles difficult dental mold compound in comparative lab testing.
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Advances in Acrylic Hybrid Technology The Next Generation of PSAs

October 28, 2003
When used with appropriate crosslinkers and tackifiers, acrylic polymer systems can be designed to adhere to many different surfaces. One area, however, where acrylic-based systems have not performed so well is in adhesion to low energy plastic surfaces. This article examines one company's efforts to fill such a void in the pressure-sensitive adhesive industry.
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Tailoring PSA-Dispersion Rheology for High-Speed Coating

October 27, 2003
High shear viscosity of PSA dispersions has to be controlled carefully to achieve excellent coating properties at ever-increasing coating speeds needed to realize cost-effective production of adhesive tapes, labels or foils.
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