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Self-Cleaning Filter Aids Production

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

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

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

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

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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Epoxy Adhesive Bonds Metal Profiles on Railcar Doors

An epoxy adhesive is being used to securely bond aluminum profiles to metal railcar door frames being built for BR 423 Siemens Bombardier trains that run on suburban railway systems throughout Germany.
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Novel Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Adhesives and Sealants

Thermoplastic polyurethanes are formed by linear polymeric chains of segmented structure. Development of soft grades of TPUs has been reported among the latest trends in the TPU market. This article focuses on a study on the development of these formulations.
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Savvy Filtration Techniques Improve Profits for Adhesives Manufacturers

Probably no industry has a more varied group of liquid materials than the adhesives and sealants industry. This article discusses various filtration techniques, and the things to consider when choosing the best process for your business.
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Bench-Top Metering Maximizes Efficiency of Dual-Cartridge System

Dual-barrel cartridge systems have become very popular for dispensing two-component adhesives. These systems reduce both material and hazardous waste, improve adhesive and employee performance, and increase worker safety.
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Converters Turn to Slot-Die Coaters to Increase Quality, Reduce Emissions

Slot-die coating has emerged as a more-efficient and controllable alternative to roll coating and other conventional methods of applying fluids to web substrates.
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