Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Editor's Memo: The "People" Business

We don't have to be in the hospitality business to recognize that our interactions with others can make or break us.
By Susan Sutton
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I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling lately, and I had a somewhat below-average experience while checking out of one hotel.


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Multiple Factors Contribute to Increasing Global Demand for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

The global PSA market is expected to reach $8.4 billion by 2018.
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The increasing need for weight reduction of end-user products, high bonding solutions, sustainable developments, growing tape demand, rising GDP and purchasing power, are all expected to drive the global pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) market to $8.4 billion by 2018.


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PSTC: Test Methods

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This association has released the 16th edition of its “Test Methods for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes.
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Nordson Opens Shanghai Technical Center

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Nordson Corp. recently announced the opening of a new 2,000-sq-m technical center in Shanghai.
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Edge Adhesives Acquired

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Grace Matthews Inc. and Superior Capital Partners recently announced that Edge Adhesives has been acquired.
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ADCHEM CORP.: Acrylic Tape

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A new, high caliper acrylic adhesive double-sided PET tape is now available.
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Sneak Peek: ExxonMobil to Significantly Expand Tackifier Production

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ExxonMobil Chemical Co. has announced plans to build what is reportedly the world’s largest hydrogenated tackifier manufacturing facility.
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ELLSWORTH ADHESIVES EUROPE: 3M VHB Tapes

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Ellsworth Adhesives Europe now offers 3M’s expanded line of VHB Tape RPXX. The new products will reportedly include five different calipers with both paper and filmic liner variants.
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Previewing the Adhesive and Sealant Council's Spring Convention and Expo

The event will provide attendees with an in-depth look at major trends and research in the adhesives and sealants industry.
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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Convention and Expo will welcome hundreds of visitors from around the world for the 2014 event, which will be held April 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla.


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Dibenzoate Plasticizers in Waterborne Acrylic PSAs

New blends of dibenzoates have recently been introduced for adhesives and other applications.
By William Arendt, Marianne M. Conner, and Emily McBride
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Plasticizers are normally used in polymeric systems to soften or to improve the processability of a composition.


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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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