Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

PSTC: Test Methods

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Plasticizers are normally used in polymeric systems to soften or to improve the processability of a composition.


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Editor's Memo: Focusing on Innovation

People who are involved in R&D must be incredibly determined and continually optimistic.

"What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step toward something better.” – Wendell Phillips, Abolitionist


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FISNAR INC.: Hot-Melt Equipment

Anew range of THERMADOSE® hot-melt production equipment is now available.
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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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2014 October

You won't want to miss our October issue: industry trends from the ASC, converting and packaging, testing, a preview of The Assembly Show, and more!

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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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