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Managing Waste

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Guidelines for the responsible disposal of wastes and containers from polyurethane processing
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Just Add PIBs

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Polyisobutylenes are a vital part of adhesive and sealant formulations.
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Going Green

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This article examines pine chemicals - renewable, naturally occuring materials derived from the pine tree.
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Excluding binder applications, the U.S. adhesives and sealants industry consumed some 8 billion dry pounds of materials in 2004. Additives, comprising just 6% of this weight, are essential to the success of many products.
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Pumping Adhesives and Sealants

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Pumping adhesives and sealants presents a unique set of challenges, mostly due to the physical properties of these liquids.
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Pump it up

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Pumps provide precision dispensing in hot-melt adhesive applications.
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Growing Up

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ASI interviews Julian Colquitt, President, Henkel Technologies Industrial Division, North America, on the recent Sovereign Specialty Chemicals acquisition
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Innovation Drives Bench-Top Dispensing Development

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Thanks to recent equipment and software innovations, bench-top dispensing technology, the unsung hero of many manufacturing operations, can now take its rightful place as a process characterized by accuracy and repeatability. This article explores the history, current status and future potential of this versatile production operation.
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Manufacturing Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Products: A Coating and Laminating Process

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Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have become a part of everyday life, but how are they made?
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Increasing Flexible Benefits

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Advantages of using automation to assemble flex circuits with die-cut PSAs
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