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The New Century of Adhesives

Experts have their say on the future of the industry.
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Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Testing

Many adhesives exhibit different properties when subjected to variations in temperature.
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One-Pack Epoxy Adhesive Systems: New Technologies, New Applications

Competitive pressures have driven manufacturers to improve productivity, increase product quality and reduce product-handling hazards.
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Supplier Meets Automaker's Expectations

Using design of experiments (DOE), a supplier of thermally conductive insulation recently solved an adhesive-liner problem encountered while supplying its Detroit-automaker cust- omer.
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Surface Preparation V: Metals

In this article, we examine surface preparation for metals.
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Hot Melt Labeling System

Palomar Mountain Spring Water wanted to increase production by 50%.
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Insurance Coverage for Y2K Losses and Liabilities

The possible scenarios for loss and liability include breakdowns in the banking and financial-services industry, manufacturing lines, and transportation systems.
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Dispensing-Process Makeover Saves $70K a Year

Tridelta Industries is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of low-pressure air switches.
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New Technology Leads to Virtually Indestructible Bond for Thermoplastic Pallets

A new technological advancement, undertaken in conjunction with the Specialty Polymers and Adhesives (SP&A) Div. of Ashland Specialty Chemical has led Cookson Plastic Molding to develop pallets with a bond that is virtually indestructible.
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Odorless, Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Recyclable Hot Melt Adhesives

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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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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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

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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