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The Future of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives - UV Technology

April 30, 2002
Despite the proven performance advantages of ultraviolet (UV)-cure pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), formulators have often been forced to seek alternative solutions due to the limited range of raw materials available and comparatively high prices.
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Second-Generation Repulpable PSAs for Benign USPS Postage Stamps

April 30, 2002
A wide variety of pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) products, such as stamps, stickers, tapes and labels, have increased in popularity since they offer important performance benefits for consumers, industry and government.
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Polymers, Elastomers and Two-Component Foams Seal, Reduce Noise Vibration and Harshness, Reduce Vehicle Weight, and Provide Easy Application

April 29, 2002
Throughout the last 10 years, Sika Automotive refined Sika's core competencies of acoustics, bonding and sealing and has developed products that provide innovative solutions to the automotive industry.
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Meter, Mix and Dispense Technologies for Two-Part Adhesives and Sealants

March 28, 2002
A few metering technologies have prevailed over the years to provide users of adhesives and sealants a choice in the type of equipment to use in dispensing two-component materials.
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Choosing the Correct Adhesive-Coated Breathable Film for Medical Applications

March 28, 2002
Adhesive-coated polymeric films can be used in a variety of medical applications. Parameters such as adhesion, flexibility, strength, convertibility, thickness and moisture-vapor transmission might need to be considered by the product designer.
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UV-Curing Technology Continues to Shed Light on Assembly Techniques

March 28, 2002
UV-curable adhesives, encapsulants and coatings have seen a great deal of growth in the past few years.
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System Dispenses Air-Free Shots of Epoxy Into Pump Housings

March 28, 2002
When Danner Manufacturing, Inc., Islandia, N.Y., wanted to streamline the production of its magnetic-drive submersible water pumps, they turned to Liquid Control for help.
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Supply-Chain Software Controls Key Inventory Issues

March 28, 2002
One of the key issues facing chemical companies has always been controlling inventory.
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New Adhesives and Dispensing Methods Help Maximize Fiber Optic Yields

February 27, 2002
Manual application of thermally cured epoxy adhesives with medical syringes, dental picks and similar tools has long been the norm in fiber optic assembly. However, the need to produce high-quality devices more efficiently is forcing companies to re-evaluate their current assembly processes and search for more productive alternatives.
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Electrically Conductive Adhesives Get Smaller

February 27, 2002
Epoxy adhesives have been utilized for decades in virtually all environments. Of particular interest to the electronics industry is a class of epoxies that conduct electricity.
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