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Adhesive Formulator Increases Packaging Speed 100 Percent with New Syringe Filling System

August 25, 2003
Growing worldwide demand for inkjet printers, cell phones and consumer electronics has led to a dramatic increase in orders for the adhesives, encapsulants and sealants produced at Emerson & Cuming’s Special Packaging Department, Canton, MA.
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Alliances Among Top-Level Executives Drive New Technologies into the Market

August 25, 2003
Large R&D-driven companies are reducing commercialization costs and increasing speed to market by thinking in terms of whole new markets rather than individual products.
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Clariant Unveils Wide-Reaching Corporate Transformation Program

August 12, 2003
Roland L?sser, Clariant's new chief executive, has announced a wide-reaching corporate transformation program that will significantly reduce debt, cut costs, and re-establish the group as a leading specialty chemicals company.
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Advancing Adhesives Double-Faced Permanent/Removable Tape Optimizes Productivity

June 24, 2003
Adhesives Research has introduced ARclad 8904, a 5-mil double-faced tape with both a permanent and removable adhesive.
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Environmentally Friendly Adhesives for Optical Components

June 24, 2003
A water-soluble adhesive is helping high-tech companies streamline their machining and finishing processes while meeting strict environmental standards.
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Self-Cleaning Filter Aids Production

June 24, 2003
A manufacturer of resin-based compounds uses a unique filter to keep maintenance costs low and production numbers high.
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Adhesive Technologies for the Assembly of Hard-to-Bond Plastics

June 24, 2003
Plastics such as acetals, polyethylenes, fluoropolymers, polypropylene and TPVs are used in virtually all industries due to their low cost, flexible design capabilities, and superior performance properties. The question is, how do they stick together?
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How to Choose a Static Mixer

June 24, 2003
Testing and experimentation is a reliable path for choosing the right static mixer for a two-component adhesive.
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Polymerization Reaction Monitoring for PSA Production Using an ATR-FTIR Probe

June 23, 2003
The Carl Dahlquist Best Paper Award was presented to Renata Jovanovic at the PSTC TECH XXVI Seminar in May 2003 in Washington, DC.
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Natural Polymer With Adhesive Properties Produced by Bacteria

June 2, 2003
Numerous studies have examined adhesives made by barnacles and mussels. Although the adhesive materials have amazing properties, large-scale production has been problematic and expensive.
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