Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Case Study: Customizable Keypads Feature Decorative Adhesive Skins

Decorative adhesive skins can be applied to - and removed from - home security systems without leaving residue or causing a loss of functionality.

Today, everyone is showing their individuality by customizing their electronic devices. For homeowners with unattractive or boring home security system panels, customizable keypads are now an option.


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HITAC ADHESIVES: Release Agent

RA-21S is a new release agent that reportedly offers advantages over polyvinyl octadecyl carbonate (PVODC) release agents.
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AI TECHNOLOGY INC.: Interface Material

COOL-PAD™ CPR7154 is a new class of thermal interface material that reportedly dispenses like a thermal pad but performs with characteristics like that of a grease or gel.
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Miller Named PSTC Executive VP

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Board of Directors has named Michelle Miller executive vice president.
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Emerging Hot-Melt Technologies for Package and Container Sealing

New technology has eliminated many of the drawbacks of the previous generation of hot-melt adhesive equipment.

Package and container sealing is a key component of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturers require a system that quickly delivers consistently applied adhesive while fitting into streamlined packaging lines. Many companies turn to hot-melt adhesive delivery systems for their packaging needs.


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What you need to know about rollers for adhesives and coating processes

The application of adhesives, sealants and coatings requires a range of specialized rollers with specific roll coverings, finishes, and temperature specifications.

Industrial rollers are used in the manufacturing and processing of almost every material—from paper to coiled steel and plastic packaging to textiles.


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Rubber-Based Hot-Melt Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Rubber-based hot melts show great promise for a wide range of applications in both tapes and labels.

The choice of elastomers based on styrene block copolymer (SBC) technology for tapes and labels has traditionally been split between solvent and hot-melt systems.


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Nashville Welcomes the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's Tape Summit 2014

Pressure-sensitive adhesive professionals from around the world will convene April 28-May 2 for this key tape industry event.

This spring, suppliers, manufacturers and other tape industry professionals will convene at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Tape Summit 2014.


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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.

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.

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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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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