Raw Materials and Chemicals

Sea-Land Announces Personnel Appointments

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Sea-Land Chemical Co. recently announced two personnel appointments.
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VERTELLUS: New Website

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A new website from this company reportedly reflects the company’s growth in North America, Europe and Asia.
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Top 5 News that Sticks

HORN’s Expanded Agreement with BASF is Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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Last week, readers were most interested in HORN’s expanded distributor agreement with BASF.


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EMERALD SPECIALTIES GROUP: Defoamers

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This company, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced two new defoamers for coatings.
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Distributor Roundtable

We’re compiling a Distributor Roundtable piece for a future issue, and your input will be invaluable.
By Susan Sutton
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The relationship between chemicals/materials distributors and adhesives and sealants manufacturers is not just about product delivery anymore.


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KRATON PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INC.: Styrenic Block Copolymers

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This company has introduced two new high-performance styrenic block copolymers (HSBCs).
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Michelman Receives Engineering Innovation Award

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Michelman recently announced it has received an Innovation Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier.
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Case Study: Material and Product Intelligence for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

Access to comprehensive materials data can help adhesive and sealant manufacturers optimize product design and development choices.
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To excel, all manufacturing organizations (including those that produce or use adhesives, sealants, and coatings) need an intimate understanding of their products.


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Shale Gas Impact on Tackifier Feedstocks

Due to the volatility of the raw material market, adhesive and sealant manufacturers must maintain awareness of industry and pricing trends.
By Aman Arora
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With the advent of shale gas, the U.S. petrochemical industry has witnessed a significant shift in feedstock from naphtha to natural gas (ethane).


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Advancing Adhesives: Formulating Sealants that Retain Adhesion to Concrete in Wet Conditions

A new prepolymer-based sealant provides improved adhesion to concrete under wet conditions without a primer.
By Bruce Barbera, Misty Huang, and Vikram Kumar
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Concrete is one of the basic materials used to build our modern world, with applications in civil, commercial and residential constructions.


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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 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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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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