Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Advancing Adhesives: Improving Hot-Melt Adhesives

A new generation of polyolefins with valuable properties has been introduced.
September 4, 2013

Polyolefin-based, hot-melt adhesives have proven their advantages in various fields of adhesive applications in recent decades. In the last 10 years, a new generation of polyolefins have been introduced, showing new and value-adding properties for the hot-melt adhesive customer.


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Aligning Adhesive Price and Performance

Knowing a few basic distinctions among adhesives could help manufacturers save money and extend the life of their products.
September 4, 2013

For technical applications that require some form of adhesion, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) usually offer the best value, given their affordability, ease of use and clean application, when compared to alternative bonding options like mechanical fasteners or liquid adhesives.


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Editor’s Memo: Continual Evolution

Pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies have evolved to the point that tapes are in a position to replace traditional bonding systems in multiple applications.
September 4, 2013

I'm writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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Avery Dennison Creates Global Client Service Laboratory

August 1, 2013
Avery Dennison recently announced it has created a Global Client Service Laboratory at its Innovation Center in Mentor, Ohio.
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NORDSON CORP.: Temperature Controllers

July 29, 2013
Concert™ series temperature controllers reportedly provide an easy, economical way to increase application flexibility and capacity of material melters.
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3M: Masking Tapes

July 26, 2013
This company has launched a new industrial lineup of five “go to” masking tapes entitled “Masking Made Simple,” with products ranging from 101+ to 501+.
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AGC CHEMICALS: Specialty FKM

July 24, 2013
AFLAS® 200P is a peroxide-curable specialty FKM that reportedly performs better than conventional FKM-type fluoroelastomers.
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Adhesive Tapes International Launches New Brand Strategy

July 24, 2013
Adhesive Tapes International recently announced the launch of a new company brand strategy focused on continued international growth.
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Holzer Named Bioformix VP-Strategic Accounts

July 19, 2013
Bioformix Inc. recently announced it has hired Mark Holzer as vice president of Strategic Accounts.
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University of Michigan Solar Car Features Avery Dennison Car Wrap Films

July 5, 2013
Avery Dennison recently announced that “Generation,” the University of Michigan’s 2013 solar car, features an Avery Dennison vehicle wrap film.
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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 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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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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