Finished Adhesives and Sealants

Adhesives Save Lives

It sounds somewhat melodramatic, but it’s very true: adhesives are increasingly used in life-saving medical applications.
To learn more about these innovative developments, please feel free to take a look at our coverage of adhesives in medical/dental applications.
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Adding Value with Systems Engineering

Systems engineering can be greatly beneficial when manufacturers want to integrate structural adhesives into a particular process.

"Added value” is not just an overused buzzword in today’s business and manufacturing environment. It can actually be the key driver in profitability when incorporating adhesives into a manufacturing process.


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Ask Dr. Dave: July 2013

Can you suggest ways to improve an adhesive system in terms of moisture/water sensitivity?

QUESTION: We are successfully structurally bonding Belgian Blue Stone—also called Petit Granit (a non-porous limestone material)—with a two-component epoxy in an industrial process.


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The Dangers of Counterfeit Dental Products

Counterfeiting costs manufacturers significant revenue and puts thousands of jobs at risk.

The manufacturing of counterfeit, imitation products has long been a problem in the consumer goods sector—and is becoming increasingly troublesome in the dental industry.


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Focus On: Domestic Expansion

The company expects to add 106 jobs over the next two years to the Houston Bay area.

Kuraray recently broke ground on its greenfield Kuraray Poval (polyvinyl alcohol) plant in La Porte, Texas. This new plant will reportedly add to Kuraray’s portfolio of manufacturing in the U.S., including ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVAL) and co-block thermoplastic elastomers (SEPTON). Kuraray’s Poval plant will have a production capacity of over 40,000 tons in its first phase.


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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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Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2015 April

Our April issue includes previews of the ASC Spring Convention and Expo and the European Coatings Congress and Show, as well as articles detailing end-use applications in transportation, raw materials and equipment. Check it out today!

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The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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