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Environmental Update Soy-Based Wood Adhesives and the Environment

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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PSAs: Good Medicine for the Medical Industry

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Pressure-sensitive adhesive systems are used in a range of healthcare products, and the market for these specialized PSAs is expected to grow significantly over the next several years.
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Space Ace

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Adhesives Research Inc. supplies critical adhesive spacer tape component for blood coagulation meter.
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Automated Flow-in-Place Gasketing Material and design considerations

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Automated flow-in-place gasketing refers to the use of industrial automation such as XYZ tables and articulated arm robots to apply a variety of flowable materials to act as a gasket on different substrates.
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Market Trends

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U.S. Medical Adhesives Demand to Reach $1.3 Bil. in 2007
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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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2014 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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