Finished Adhesives and Sealants

Ask Dr. Dave: July 2012

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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We have been using epoxy adhesives for many years in our assembly operations for metals and plastics. However, one of our suppliers is trying to convince us to try his polyurethanes. How do these adhesives compare to other engineering adhesives?

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MAPEI Receives Green Squared Certification for Mortar

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MAPEI recently announced it has received the Tile Council of North America’s (TCNA) Green Squared certification for its first tile and stone installation product, Ultralite Mortar™.
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DELO ADHESIVES: Epoxy Resin Adhesive

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The new DELOMONOPOX AD268 epoxy resin reportedly enables extremely fast production processes and reliability.
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HENKEL CORP.: Optically Clear Adhesives

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Liquid optically clear adhesives (LOCA) from this company can reportedly help improve the viewing experience, increase display durability, extend product life, reduce power consumption, and enable thinner device designs.
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Rigid Foam to Drive Global Polyurethane Market

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The global market value of polyurethane is predicted to rise in the coming years, with thermal insulation potentially becoming a key material application, according to a new report.
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NUSIL: Film Adhesive

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CV-2681-12 is an electrically conductive, controlled volatility (low-outgassing) film adhesive designed for a range of applications.
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HENKEL: Instant Adhesives

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Recent technical upgrades from this company have reportedly enhanced the performance of surface insensitive and low odor/low bloom Loctite® Instant Adhesive products.

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SCIGRIP: Sign and Display Adhesives

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The adhesives reportedly produce consistently reliable results on a range of substrates, including plastics, metals and composites.
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DANIMER SCIENTIFIC: Bio-Based Label Adhesive

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A new biobased label adhesive, DaniMer 92721, can reportedly eliminate the problems associated with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container recycling.
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MAPEI: Silicone Sealant

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Mapesil 100% silicone sealant is available in 18 colors, as well as a clear, colorless variety.
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