Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Advancing Adhesives: Prefab Houses are Taped - Not Nailed - Together

An adhesive tape has been developed to hold the individual components together.
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A finished house stands on what just a few days ago was an empty green field. Such a feat is possible due to components that are industrially prefabricated in a manufacturing plant for finished parts and then simply need to be assembled on the building site, also known as prefabricated houses.


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Avery Dennison Third Quarter Sales Rise 4%

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Avery Dennison Corp. recently announced preliminary, unaudited results for its third quarter ended September 28.
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FRANKLIN ADHESIVES AND POLYMERS: Filtration Adhesive

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This company, a division of Franklin International, has expanded its line of adhesives for use in the manufacture of filters with FilterFAB 3000.
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MICHELMAN: Film Former

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Hydrosize®U5-02 is a new water- and urethane-based film former designed primarily for polyamide and PPS fiber reinforcement applications.
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Hot-Melt Adhesives Market Growing

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Hot-melt adhesives are increasingly becoming popular due to their fast setting speed, relatively low cost, and low environmental impact, according to a new report.
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DOW CORNING: Release Modifier

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This company recently released its new Syl-Off®SL 35 release modifier, reportedly the next generation of controlled release additive technology for solventless release coatings.
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Assembly in Action

Assembly Show attendees will include salespeople, engineers and managers from a variety of industries, including aerospace/defense, electronics, consumer products, automotive, and medical/pharmaceutical.
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This fall, visitors to the inaugural Assembly Show will enjoy an event that has been specially designed for suppliers, buyers and users of assembly technology and equipment.


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Market Trends: Global Consumption of Radiation-Cured Products

Product assembly adhesives for electronic, medical, and other applications accounted for 13% of the adhesive pounds.
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The global consumption of radiation-cured coatings, inks and adhesives was 868 million lbs in 2012, worth $4,495 million, according to a recent study from Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney. The


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Improving Performance of Hot-Melt Packaging Adhesives

Pure monomer resins can help improve the performance of EVA-based carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives.
By P. Rajesh Raja, Ph.D.
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Carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives using ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer systems have been used for decades due to their availability, formulation latitude and performance attributes. Packaging adhesive formulations typically contain polymer, tackifier resin and wax.


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Converting Equipment for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Specialized equipment is necessary to convert pressure-sensitive adhesives effectively.
By Michael Pappas
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Converting webs of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) presents a variety of challenges. The inherent sticky properties of adhesives can be problematic throughout the slitting and rewinding process.


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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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