Finished Adhesives and Sealants

Ask Dr. Dave: What are the best products for filling the seams after assembling acrylic countertops?

Reactive acrylic adhesives vary from surface-activated flexible adhesives to two-component adhesives.

Dave Dunn's October 2014 column.


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IP in Depth: Avoiding Unnecessary Disclosures in Patent Applications

The distinction between disclosing how to practice an invention and explaining how an invention works is important to understand when drafting patent applications.

The disclosure of an invention in a patent application must meet the “enablement” provision of the U.S. Code, which states that the “specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same.”


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Assembly Show Returns to Rosemont: Opportunities for Adhesives and Sealants

The annual event includes an exhibit hall, workshops and a keynote about reshoring U.S. manufacturing.

The ASSEMBLY Show is scheduled to take place October 28-30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.


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4 Trends Impacting the Global Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The adhesives and sealants community will meet this month to discuss trends and new technologies at the ASC Fall Convention and Expo.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supports a $43 billion global industry whose reach spans all market segments and sub-segments.


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Editor's Memo: Managing Expectations

It's vital that we communicate our expectations and/or share our ability to fulfill specific requirements.

I recently had to schedule hip replacement surgery. The scheduler at the surgeon’s office went through various details with me, and then assured me that she would be sending me a packet with lots of information regarding the procedure, the hospital stay, post-op therapy, etc. A month passed, and no packet.


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Ellsworth Adhesives Announces LED Webcast

Ellsworth Adhesives recently announced it is partnering with Dow Corning to sponsor a live, interactive webcast, “Next Generation LED Optics from Dow Corning.
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H.B. Fuller Third Quarter Revenue Grows 2.4%

H.B. Fuller Co. recently reported financial results for the third quarter that ended August 30, 2014.
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Henkel to Acquire the Bergquist Co.

Henkel recently announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Bergquist Co.
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Glaza Named Sika Senior Product Engineer

Sika Industry recently announced the promotion of Scott Glaza to the position of senior product engineer.
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DOE Announces $17 Million to Advance Highway Transportation Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $17.6 million to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies.
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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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