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Odorless, Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Recyclable Hot Melt Adhesives

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The purpose of this article is to introduce this new, odorless polyester as a raw material for formulating water-dispersible hot melt adhesives.
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Picking the Right Light for a Light-Curing Adhesive

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UV-light-cured adhesives have also been called “honeymoon” adhesives because they cure in a few seconds and only when exposed to UV light.
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Acquisition Makes Bayer World’s Leading Supplier of Polyurethane Raw Materials

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The acquisition by Bayer of the polyols business of Lyondell Chemical makes Bayer the world's largest supplier of polyurethane raw materials.
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Carbon-Black Reinforcement of Adhesives and Sealants

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Although the phenomenon of carbon-black reinforcement has been known for almost a century, the nature of the mechanism is not yet fully understood and is a subject to debate.
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Changes in Dispensing Technologies for Tapes and Hot Melt Adhesives

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The technology for hot melt adhesives has been the number-one choice among high-volume, high-speed paperboard and fiberboard packagers for decades.
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Adhesives for the Paper and Packaging Industry - What Influence Do They Have on Paper Recycling?

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Recently, ecological questions are also playing an important role in the decision of which adhesives systems to use.
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LMW PPO Boosts Temperature Resistance of Hot Melts

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GE Plastics has announced an exceptionally low-molecular-weight (LMW) version of one of its core polymers — polyphenylene oxide, or PPO® resin.
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Understanding High-Viscosity Mixing

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To better understand the ramifications of high-viscosity mixing, let’s first review a much simpler case — that of turbulent flow in low-viscosity mixing.
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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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