Composites

Extending Moisture-Cure Polyurethane Binders with Water

Water extension of reactive moisture-cure prepolymer binders has proven to be a practical technology with economic and performance benefits.

Moisture-cure polyurethane adhesives, or more particularly, moisture-cure polyurethane binders, are used extensively to combine particulate materials into a solid form either by molding or other processes. These particulate materials can be diverse in physical characteristics ranging from sand and small stones to recycled tire crumb, flexible urethane foam scrap, wood, and fiber.


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Drying with Sound

Acoustic drying can accelerate the converting and printing process.

In today’s mercurial economy, it is increasingly difficult for any printer or converter to remain profitable. Pressures come from multiple sources, including the fluctuating costs of utilities, the rising costs of raw materials and the continuous demand for ecologically friendly resources.


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Owens Corning, BASF and TenCate Partner for Thermoplastic Automotive Composites

Owens Corning recently announced its inclusion in a strategic alliance with BASF and TenCate Advanced Composites.
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Ashland Announces Russian Resin Partnership

The new alliance, Ashland Rus, combines Ashland’s resin technology with Composite Trade’s established network and local market knowledge.
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Composites Use on the Rise

A key factor contributing to growth in the composites market is the increased adoption of composites in aircraft design, according to a new report.
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Scott Bader Acquires ATC Formulated Polymers

Scott Bader recently announced it has reached an agreement to acquire ATC Formulated Polymers Inc.
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Zircotec Develops Heatshield Coating

ThermoHold® GOLD (for composites) and ZircoFlex® GOLD reportedly provide protection from both conductive and radiant heat sources due to a blend of ceramic insulation and real 24 carat gold, providing 98% reflectivity.
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Composites 2013

This year’s event will provide educational sessions and networking events for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and other industry experts from 36 countries.


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Composites Market to Grow 5.4% Over the Next Five Years

After weathering the worldwide recession, the global composites market registered double-digit growth in 2010 due to the economic recovery.
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Composite Challenges

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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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