Finished Adhesives and Sealants

LORD Receives Quality Excellence Certificate

LORD Corp. recently announced that two of its facilities have received the Caterpillar Silver Certification.
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Gaultney Named Sika Automotive Launch and Planning Manager

Sika Region North America Automotive recently announced that Zack Gaultney has been promoted.
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3M First Quarter Sales Grow 2.6%

3M recently reported that its first quarter sales grew 2.6% year-on-year to $7.8 billion.
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Ask Dr. Dave: What is a good adhesive for bonding glass to metal?

Dave Dunn's May 2014 column.

 Bonding glass to metals can be done successfully, although it is often necessary to choose systems that have appropriate "adhesion promoters." 


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Case Study: Material and Product Intelligence for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

Access to comprehensive materials data can help adhesive and sealant manufacturers optimize product design and development choices.

To excel, all manufacturing organizations (including those that produce or use adhesives, sealants, and coatings) need an intimate understanding of their products.


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IP in Depth: Compact Prosecution

Compact prosecution was originally conceived to speed up examination, shorten pendency and increase efficiency of patent prosecution.

The concept of “compact prosecution” was introduced in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the 1960s.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Increasing Market Requests for Sustainable Adhesives

How is the adhesive industry addressing market requests for increased sustainability?

Researchers have identified a number of global trends that will have an impact on the adhesive business. One major trend is to use energy more efficiently—both to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and from a basic cost-of-energy standpoint.


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Strategic Solutions: Selling Green

Companies need to tell the whole story when they are marketing "green" product attributes.

Green, bio-based, renewable, eco-friendly—no matter which label we attach, the current marketing buzz is about environmentally conscious products.


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - Can the Senate Get There in 2014?

TSCA reform seems to be at a legislative crossroads this spring.

About this time last spring, the U.S. Senate actually appeared on the brink of tackling reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Advancing Adhesives: Reusable and Renewable Adhesive Mimics Geckos

Researchers have re-designed Geckskin with renewable materials.

Traditional adhesives, usually petroleum-based and often intended for a single use, present a sticky situation for sustainability. However, researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have redesigned their Geckskin adhesive using renewable materials.


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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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