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Mixing it Up

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This article discusses serial mixing and the manufacture of hot-melt adhesives.
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High-Tech Adhesives and Composites Enhance Bicycle Performance

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Innovative manufacturers of high-performance bicycles and accessories such as handlebars, bar ends and seat posts are turning to state-of-the-art adhesives to produce durable joints on substrates including aluminum, titanium, and fiber composites.
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Injecting Light Cure Adhesive

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Fast cure times and simple processing improve needle joints.
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Bar Coding and RFID

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When should you rely on bar coding to store information? When should you use radio frequency identification (RFID)? And what’s the difference?
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Advancements in Solventless Technology for Silicone PSAs

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Silicone pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have been used for many years in areas where typical organic PSAs have failed. One of the most important uses is applications where large temperature extremes occur.
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The Rheology of Hot Melt Adhesives

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Hot-melt adhesives are fast becoming the largest volume segment of the adhesive industry. Easy to apply and relatively low in cost, hot melts can help increase throughput and reduce costs due to time saved during application.
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Adhesive Formulator Increases Packaging Speed 100 Percent with New Syringe Filling System

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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

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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

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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

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Adhesives Research has introduced ARclad 8904, a 5-mil double-faced tape with both a permanent and removable adhesive.
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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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