Green Products/Applications

Thinking Green: Sustainable Adhesive and Sealant Packaging Options

Thinking green with adhesives, sealants and other chemicals can save you green.
May 1, 2014

There are many ways to think “green” in a business environment. You can buy local, use water-based or more environmentally friendly chemicals, lower or turn off the air conditioning and lights, or use recycled products. But many green solutions have a trade-off.


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Case Study: Keeping Odor and Flames at Bay with VAE Dispersions

New VAE dispersions have been developed for low-emission carpet applications.
May 1, 2014
The choice of binders plays a key role in many applications and industries. Binders based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers (VAE) have traditionally only been seen as a niche product, specifically in the carpet industry.
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Advancing Adhesives: Bio-Based Polyols for High-Performance Polyurethane Adhesives

Bio-based adhesive solutions can promote moisture protection and flexibility in a variety of applications.
May 1, 2014

The world’s growing population and wealth, combined with raw materials scarcity, influence the adhesives market. Manufacturers are searching for bio-based solutions in order to reduce reliability on scarce raw materials and improve the carbon footprint of their products.


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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?
May 1, 2014

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.
May 1, 2014

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.
May 1, 2014

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.
May 1, 2014

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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Editor's Memo: The Green Stuff

Developing successful green products is much trickier than most people might think.
May 1, 2014

Wouldn’t it be great if doing the right thing automatically brought big rewards?


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3M Receives EPA ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award

April 30, 2014
3M recently announced it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Top 5 News that Sticks

Momentive News Tops List for Second Week

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
April 22, 2014
Readers were again most interested in news from Momentive, this time regarding a green chemistry initiative.
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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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