Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

PSTC Tape Summit 2012

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PSTC’s Tape Summit 2012 will offer a variety of educational opportunities for tape industry professionals.
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INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP: Double-Coated Tapes

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IPG® has launched an 8-mil double-coated polyester tape with a high bond acrylic adhesive and a 2-mil white polyester liner that can reportedly promote excellent processing and die cutting characteristics.
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ADVANCING ADHESIVES: Automation Solution

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Label stock manufacturer MACtac UK enjoys multiple benefits after installing a new X9 slitter-rewinder.
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The Next Phase

By Susan Sutton
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Joe Mausar retires after 37 years in the industry.
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Assembly Line Fastening Solutions

By Kurt Schramer
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Engineered pressure-sensitive laminates deliver unmatched efficiencies when compared to other more traditional methods.
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Hydrogenated DCPD-Based Resins for SBC-Based Hot-Melt PSAs

By Jungjoon Lee
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Hydrogenated dicyclopentadiene resins affect adhesive performance when used as tackifiers in styrene-block-copolymer-based hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives.
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Semi-Synthetic PSA Generated from Acrylated Biomass

By Monique Roerdink Lander, Steven J. Severtson, and Jiguang Zhang
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The introduction of biomass as a substitute for petroleum-based raw materials will make a significant contribution in the development of sustainable products.
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Passing the Torch

By Joe Mausar
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Tape industry icon John Johnston looks to the future.
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MACtac Supplies Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Label for USPS Wedding Stamp

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Copyright 2011 USPS. Used with permission. All rights reserved. To a future bride and groom, every wedding planning detail is important, including the stamps on announcements, RSVP envelopes, thank-you notes
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Polyesters for Sustainable Adhesive Technologies

By Timothy Long, Gozde Ozturk, and Musan Zhang
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Editor’s note: This paper was awarded the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s 2011 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper. Figure 1. Synthesis of DMCD-DEG Polymer Using Melt Transesterification Techniques
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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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2014 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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Handbook of Sealant Technology

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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