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Market Trends: Construction Chemicals Market is Building on Success

U.S. demand for construction chemicals like adhesives and grouts is expected to shift toward higher-value formulations and technologies.

Domestic demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to grow 8.2% per year through 2018 to $12.1 billion, according to “Construction Chemicals,” a recent study from The Freedonia Group Inc.


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Topcoat Coating System Helps Flying Colours to Soar

A "painter-friendly" basecoat-clearcoat topcoat coating system was used to repaint a QantasLink 717 airplane.

Flying Colours Aviation repainted a QantasLink 717 airplane with a basecoat-clearcoat coatings system by PPG Industries’ aerospace business that delivered what it promised—a quickly achieved, smooth, high-gloss finish.


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Making Adhesives and Sealants Safer

Innovations discovered at Purdue University are being commercialized to improve radiation detection and make adhesives and sealants safer.

Officials at a Chicago-based startup say innovations discovered in Purdue University’s School of Nuclear Engineering are being commercialized to address challenges in improving radiation detection and making sealants and adhesives safer.


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Assembly in Action

Assembly Show attendees will include salespeople, engineers and managers from a variety of industries, including aerospace/defense, electronics, consumer products, automotive, and medical/pharmaceutical.

This fall, visitors to the inaugural Assembly Show will enjoy an event that has been specially designed for suppliers, buyers and users of assembly technology and equipment.


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The Future of Electron Beam Curing

EB curing offers multiple possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings.

The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the U.S., but the first attempts to cure varnishes with electron beam curing (EBC) were only made in 1960.


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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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