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New Adhesives and Dispensing Methods Help Maximize Fiber Optic Yields

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

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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Choosing the Right Silane Adhesion Promoters for SMP Sealants

Silane-modified polypropylene oxides (SMPs), or MS Polymers, offer a wide range of physical properties and can be formulated into a variety of moisture-curable adhesives and sealants.
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Market for Emulsion Polymers to Rise 6.1%/Yr to $20 Billion+; Success Closely Linked to Water-Based Adhesives

World emulsion-polymer demand is forecast to increase 4.5 percent per year to 9.9 million metric tons in 2005 as the emulsion market continues to outpace growth in the global economy.
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CaseStudy: KRATON Polymers and Isoltema Team Up to Form Advanced Roofing Solutions

Isoltema, an Italian manufacturer of self-adhesive roofing membranes, is using KRATON D-KX220 polymer and KRATON D-1184 polymer in its Elotene waterproofing strips, and Ekobit waterproofing and sealing tapes.
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Composite Wall Systems Assembled With Structural Adhesive

A structural epoxy adhesive is supporting the fast assembly of durable glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) sandwich-construction wall systems at Norway's Marine Composites AS.
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How Rosins Fit Into Eastman's Long-Term Strategy

Eastman did not get involved with rosins by chance. There was a plan, and there is a good fit with our overall business. Rosins and its derivatives are strategically important to our long-term growth.
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New Epoxy Tougheners Widen the Adhesive-Formulating Window

Modification of epoxy-resin systems by additives, modifiers, fillers, plasticizers and other polymers offers vast opportunities to further customize the attributes of these materials.
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Enhanced DSC Instrumentation Design and Characterization of Adhesives

Thermal analysis and rheology have played an essential role in the development of adhesives for a long time.
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Spreadsheets Help Plant Managers Calculate Adhesives Savings

A free floppy-disk savings calculator has been introduced for plant managers who use adhesives.
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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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