Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

3M: Recycled Corrugate Tape

This company is continuing to expand its line of Scotch® recycled corrugate tape with the addition of 3072, an industrial packaging tape designed to deliver performance on today’s corrugated boxes.
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Advancing Adhesives: Physicist Develops New Silicone Rubber

The new material may find applications as a packaging tape, as a shoe insole, as padding for prosthetics, and much more.

If anything bothers University of Virginia physicist Lou Bloomfield, it’s a wobbly table. So much so that he actually invented a material to eliminate the problem. The material, a type of silicone rubber that is both rigid and fluid—a “viscoelastic” solid—can be placed under a table leg where it conforms to the shape of the leg bottom and the floor surface, perfectly filling the gap.


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High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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Self-Assembling Acrylic Block Copolymers for Enhanced Adhesives Properties

A new type of acrylic copolymer has been developed that features block structures and controlled functional group placement due to a controlled radical polymerization process.

Acrylic polymers are widely used in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications in the form of emulsion, solvent or radiation-cured systems. They combine good UV resistance, transparency, tailored tack, and stiffness due to a large choice of acrylic and methacrylic comonomers.


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Build Your Knowledge at PSTC’s Tape Summit 2013

Attendees of Tape Summit 2013 will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities.

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2013 will be held May 13-17 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. Industry professionals will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities, including Tape University, TECH 36, and the Exhibitor and Technical Poster events.


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Focus On: Expanding Excellence

Bostik celebrates Business & Technology Center expansion.

A VIP list of political, business and economic development leaders helped Bostik celebrate the grand opening of its expanded business and technology center in Wauwatosa, Wis., late last year.


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RS Industrial: Adhesive Squares™

Need a hand with your adhesives? Grab ahold of Adhesive Squares™, a pressure sensitive adhesive on a release liner designed to quickly secure items in place, giving you that third hand you need!


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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 May

You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, and more!

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