The U.S. is the world’s largest specialty chemicals market, estimated at $208 billion. As a subsector of this market, the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets accounted for over half, or $107 billion, in 2014.
The production of both insulating glass and curtain walls incorporates bonding and sealing steps that use multi-component adhesives. The success of these bonding and sealing steps depends on proper mixing and accurate, on-ratio dispensing of the adhesive components.
Bioadhesives can address several unmet needs in key industries like healthcare and pulp and paper.
November 1, 2015
Vast technological capabilities and the addition of more viable solutions have gradually reduced unmet needs across several industries. Many bioadhesive vendors are currently licensing new solutions to product developers that are looking to strengthen their portfolios—and market positions
A new label provides increased durability and readability in medical applications.
November 1, 2015
Solvay Specialty Polymers, a global supplier of high-performance thermoplastics, recently announced that S+P Samson GmbH, a manufacturer of specialty labels for industrial applications, has selected Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) film for the inlay of its new Structobond® labels for medical instrument and device applications.
To create proper bonds for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), both the adhesive properties and substrate properties are critical. The highest concerns for the substrate are the surface chemistry and surface roughness.
Adhesive and sealant industry professionals can discover new technologies and innovations at upcoming ASC Convention and Expo.
October 1, 2015
This year, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo will take place at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh. From October 19-21, industry professionals, end users, and researchers will have the opportunity to network, visit the exhibition space, and learn and participate in various lectures and courses.
Whenever and wherever high-viscosity adhesives and sealants need to be mixed, the choices have been clear cut: either the classic vertical double planetary mixer or the proven double-arm sigma blade mixer have been the mixers of choice when the product viscosity rises past the hundreds of thousands of centipoise, and well into the millions of centipoise.