Finished Adhesives and Sealants

Surface Treatment Effects

Surface treatments can affect bond strength on hard-to-bond substrates.
October 1, 2013
Although five major bonding mechanisms are associated with adhesion promotion, two primary factors predominately influence the adhesion of any type of polymer to another substrate: chemical surface-to-surface interaction at the molecular level, and the wettability of the adhesive so as to enable surface spreading. Adhesion values can also be influenced by the matrix, or vehicle, that enables surface wet-out.
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Mechanical vs. Adhesive Bonds in Assembly

Using multiple materials in assembly can provide many advantages.
October 1, 2013

Adhesive bonding can be used to assemble identical materials or materials of different types; the purpose of such an assembly is to transfer mechanical loads in a given environment.


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Avery Dennison Releases Sustainability Report

October 1, 2013
The report adheres to Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and details the company’s progress in 2011 and 2012 toward its goals for environmental, social, and financial sustainability.
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H.B. FULLER CO.: Hot-Melt Adhesive

October 1, 2013
This company has released Advantra Encore™ 4000, a proprietary polymer technology for case and carton sealing.
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DOW POLYURETHANES: Polyols for CASE Applications

September 27, 2013
VORAPEL™ moisture- and chemical-repellant polyols are a new family of hydrophobic polyols intended for applications that require increased moisture and chemical resistance.
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H.B. Fuller to Open Packaging Center of Excellence

September 26, 2013
H.B. Fuller Co. recently announced plans to open a Packaging Center of Excellence in North America.
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Clean Energy Research Center Dedicated, New Supercomputer Announced

September 26, 2013
The new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) will help manufacturers, utilities, and public and private sector researchers.
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Henkel Retains Position in Sustainability Ranking

September 24, 2013
Henkel recently announced that, for the seventh consecutive year, it has been listed as industry group leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe).
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Energy Department Awards $45 Million for Advanced Transportation Technologies

September 19, 2013
The Energy Department recently announced more than $45 million for 38 new projects that accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies.
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Henkel Opens World’s Largest Adhesives Factory

September 18, 2013
Henkel recently announced it has inaugurated what is reportedly the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai.
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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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