Finished Adhesives and Sealants

Aligning Adhesive Price and Performance

Knowing a few basic distinctions among adhesives could help manufacturers save money and extend the life of their products.

For technical applications that require some form of adhesion, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) usually offer the best value, given their affordability, ease of use and clean application, when compared to alternative bonding options like mechanical fasteners or liquid adhesives.


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Editor’s Memo: Continual Evolution

Pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies have evolved to the point that tapes are in a position to replace traditional bonding systems in multiple applications.

I'm writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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OSHA NEP Focuses on Isocyanate Exposure in the Workplace

The agency’s announced goal is to reduce employee exposure to isocyanates that can potentially lead to work-related asthmatic symptoms.
As a partner in the value chain, adhesive and sealant manufacturers with products containing isocyanate material at a minimum should consider notifying their customers of the existence of this new OSHA program.
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MAPEI: Tile Mortar

Kerabond T is a new non-sag, non-slump mortar that can be used in thin-set and medium-bed tile installations on interior/exterior residential and commercial floors and walls.
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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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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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