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Advancing Adhesives: Water-Based Polyurethane Goes Green

Soy oil replaces petroleum in water-based polyurethane coatings and adhesives.
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Battelle scientists have reportedly invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other—environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent.


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Adhesives, Sealants and Horseshoe Nails

The failure of an adhesive, coating or encapsulant can have dire consequences in electronics applications.
By James DiBurro, Michael Platte, and Timothy Walsh
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In today’s advanced electronics applications, adhesives, encapsulants, sealants, and other chemistries can be the “horseshoe nails” of mission-critical electronics systems.


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Protecting Against Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Industrial vacuums are an effective tool for preventing secondary explosions.
By Doan Pendleton
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The issue of dust explosions has been a hot topic since the early 20th century.


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New Approaches for VOC Emissions

Specifications for VOC emissions continue to evolve in the U.S. and Europe.
By Reinhard Oppl
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An increasing number of countries are seeing the advantages of products with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.


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Novel Testing and Quality Control

Distinctive data can help convince customers to allocate time and resources to trial a product in their application.
By Debbie Nash-Makita
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For many years, the adhesives and sealants industry has used a range of standardized test methods to ensure the quality of products for industrial applications.


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Advancing Adhesives: Advances in Tape

BeneHold tape strips replace adhesive tapes that are traditionally packaged in rolls.
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Vancive Medical Technologies™ (formerly Avery Dennison Medical Solutions) recently introduced BeneHold medical tape strips, which can enable clinicians to reduce tape waste, help guard against the spread of infection and satisfy certain compliance regulations associated with dialysis care.


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Options for Polyurethane Chemistry

The use of aliphatic diisocyanates and their derivatives can provide many benefits for thermoplastic materials.
By Dirk Hoppe, Corey King, Rainer Lomoelder, Christoph Nacke, Samy Saad, and Emmanouil Spyrou
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As a material class, polyurethanes have unique properties over many other polymeric materials.


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Celebrating Coatings

The European Coatings Show and Congress will be held March 18-21 in Nuremberg, Germany.
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The Nuremberg Exhibition Center in Nuremberg, Germany, will again welcome coatings professionals from all over the world to the European Coatings Show and Congress from March 18-21. 


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Titanium Dioxide Substitution

Titanium dioxide substitute formulations could affect product quality.
By Vaishnavi Jayaraman
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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a unique chemical with a wide range of applications.


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R&D Tax Credit: Maximizing Your Options

Manufacturers frequently incur more R&D expenses than they think.
By Saqib Dhanani and Rebecca Icenogle
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 When it comes to the Credit for Increasing Research Activities (I.R.C. §41, “the R&D credit”), a common misconception is that a company won’t qualify for the R&D credit if it doesn’t have a laboratory, a dedicated R&D division or an engineer on staff.  


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