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Acrylic Compound Prevents Loosening of Aircraft Cable-Connector Backshells

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During the pre-check of a new electronic control system, flight engineers of the U.S. Air Force Worldwide Airborne Command detected a cable-connector loosening problem.
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Asphalt-Modified Polyurethanes Show Advantages in Construction Sealants

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Poly bd® resins are liquid, hydroxyl-terminated homopolymers of butadiene.
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James C. Myers Receives ASTM Award of Merit

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James C. Myers has received a 1999 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Award of Merit from ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants.
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Dispensing Equipment Reduces Production Time and Cost for Electronics Manufacturer

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A leading contract manufacturer of electronic control, display and sensor products has reduced labor and material costs through the use of an innovative potting compound-dispensing system.
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Chemicals Used in Caulks and Adhesives for Construction to Exceed $2 Billion in 2003

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Demand for chemicals used in construction caulks and adhesives will advance 5.0 percent annually to over $2 billion in the year 2003.
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Evaluating Compatibility of UV-Cure PSAs With Silicone-Release Technologies

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We initiated a program to evaluate the release performance of today’s emerging developmental ultraviolet pressure sensitive adhesive (UV-PSA) products against representative silicone-release coating systems available from Rhodia Inc.
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Compact Metering Pump Helps Adhesive Manufacturer Out of a Sticky Situation

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The company discovered the 504S metering pump from Watson-Marlow Bredel, Wilmington, Mass., which made life easier.
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Blending Resins For SIS-Based Nonwoven, Hot Melt Adhesives

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This article investigates the effect on adhesive performance of blending a fully hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin with different grades and amounts of pure monomer aromatic hydrocarbon resins.
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Sealants Find Their Niche in the North American Market

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Unlike the adhesives industry, the North American sealants market is very fragmented.
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Army-Influenced Cleaning Guide is Time-Saving Tool

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In an effort to eliminate hazardous materials and processes, tighter environmental controls have caused a switch from solvent-based to water-based or new solvent cleaners, creating compatibility issues.
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