Raw Materials and Chemicals

Kaolin Global Demand to Accelerate

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The world market for kaolin is projected to grow 3.7% per year through 2015 to 28.4 million metric tons, valued at nearly $4 billion, according to a new study.
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Wacker Expands China Polymer Site, Builds Two New Production Facilities

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Wacker Chemie AG recently announced it is expanding its Chinese polymer activities by investing approximately €40 million (~ $52.8 million) in building two new production facilities at its Nanjing site.
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Supplier Spotlight: Developing Advanced Adhesive Formulations

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A company takes a scientific approach to innovation.
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Increasing Awareness

By Lawrence Sloan
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SOCMA has helped companies grow, innovate and compete for more than 90 years.
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Hydrogenated DCPD-Based Resins for SBC-Based Hot-Melt PSAs

By Jungjoon Lee
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Hydrogenated dicyclopentadiene resins affect adhesive performance when used as tackifiers in styrene-block-copolymer-based hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives.
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FOCUS ON: WACKER Receives Innovation Award

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GENIOSIL can enable the formulation of fast-curing adhesives and sealants.
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A New Business Approach

By Anita LaFond
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A changing economy, new industry regulations and globalization trends require a new way of doing business.
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Fiber Glass-Reinforced Polycarbonate Compounds

By Jon Malinoski
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Fiber glass-filled formulations of HFD copolymers result in improved visual appearance and higher surface gloss in injection molded parts.
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Green Product Profiles

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This feature provides a listing of green products that are offered by leading adhesive and sealant companies. To send submissions for future installments of this feature, email Teresa McPherson, managing editor, at mcphersont@bnpmedia.com.
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Formulation Freedom

By Hans Ridderikhoff and Angela Smits
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A new amine-functional dimer technology creates formulation freedom for high-end polyamide adhesives.
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