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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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Focus On CHEMCENTRAL Streamlines: Its Distribution Strategy

CHEMCENTRAL has implemented a new operating strategy designed to expand and enhance the company's customer and market force. Termed "Regionalization," this new strategy centralizes support functions into regional business centers while retaining sales and operations at its many distribution sites throughout the country.
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Advances in EB-Curable Adhesives and Coatings for Flexible Packaging

EB curing offers exciting new possibilities for re-engineering packaging and processes in the flexible-packaging industry. New adhesive and coating technology has been developed and continues to be refined to meet these challenges.
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3M Launches Chub Packaging With Fire-Barrier Caulk

A breakthrough for caulking and adhesive products, flexible chub packaging reduces packaging-material costs and promotes faster filling-line speeds.
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Reactive, Toughened Acrylic Adhesives Poised for Growth

Reactive acrylics are well-established structural adhesives in a wide range of industries. Several events indicate that significant growth may be expected for these adhesives.
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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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Handbook of Sealant Technology

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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