Finished Adhesives and Sealants

FLEXcon Partners with NeXolve for Polymer Materials

FLEXcon recently announced a collaboration initiative with NeXolve, a wholly owned subsidiary of ManTech International Corp. and manufacturer of high-performance polymer materials.
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Intertape Polymer Group to Relocate

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. recently announced plans to relocate its Columbia, S.C., manufacturing operations within the same region.
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TESA TAPE: Flexographic Mounting Tapes

This company has released several new products for the flexographic printing industry.
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Premier Industrial Supply Breaks Ground

Premier Industrial Supply recently announced it has broken ground on its new 90,000-sq-ft facility in Massillon, Ohio.
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DYMAX CORP.: Glass Adhesive

Ultra Light-Weld® 431 is reportedly a versatile adhesive for glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal applications.
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Ask Dr. Dave: March 2013

Can you offer some advice regarding the sourcing of monomers for acrylic adhesives formulations?

We are formulating acrylic adhesives (both reactive acrylics and anaerobics), but are having problems with the sourcing of monomers. Some suppliers can’t seem to give us monomers that produce shelf-stable products, even though they purport to have added extra free-radical stabilizers. Can you offer some advice?


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Labor and Productivity Trends

Future job growth in the adhesives and sealants industry is expected to align with end-market demand.

In terms of job growth—or more accurately, the lack of job growth—the Great Recession was a brutal period for the adhesives and sealants industry.


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Advancing Adhesives: Water-Based Polyurethane Goes Green

Soy oil replaces petroleum in water-based polyurethane coatings and adhesives.

Battelle scientists have reportedly invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other—environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent.


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Ellsworth Adhesives Named Distributor of the Year by Dow Corning

Ellsworth Adhesives recently announced it has been named 2012 North American Electronics Distributor of the Year by Dow Corning Corp.
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ADCHEM: Transfer Tape

7833 PET is a new elevated-temperature acrylic adhesive transfer tape on a PET film liner for thermoforming in aerospace, automotive, appliance, electronic and medical applications.
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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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