Raw Materials and Chemicals

Strategic Solutions: Tips for Successful Adhesives and Sealants Business Development

What is business development, and how do you increase the odds of success?

Business development can be defined several ways. To some people, it is a sales function. Others might see it as a marketing function, and yet others think it involves work with mergers and acquisitions.

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Regulatory Review: Signs of Potential Prop 65 Revisions and their Impact for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

An explanation of some of the core elements of a Prop 65 revision currently under consideration.

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs / Blocking up the scenery, breaking up my mind / Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign? —Five Man Electrical Band (1971)

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AkzoNobel Announces Divestment of Eka Synthomer

AkzoNobel recently announced the €5 million (~ $6 million) divestment of its 50% share in non-consolidated joint venture Eka Synthomer Oy to Synthomer.
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INTERNATIONAL PAINT: Fouling Control System

This company, part of AkzoNobel, recently introduced Intersleek® 381/425, an advanced fouling control system, into the North American power and water and wastewater segment.
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Celanese Acquires Cool Polymers

Celanese Corp. recently announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Cool Polymers Inc.
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TROY CORP.: Defoamer

Troykyd® D121 is a new powder defoamer specifically engineered for dry blend products.
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Archroma to Acquire BASF Textile Chemicals Business

Archroma recently announced it has entered an agreement to acquire the global textile chemicals business of BASF.
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This company has released three new products to its line of benzoxazine resins, as well as a new high-temperature epoxy adhesive.
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Wilson Named Maroon Group CFO

Maroon Group recently announced it has named Brian Wilson to the position of chief financial officer (CFO).
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Top 5 News that Sticks

Readers Most Interested in Dow Divestments

Last week, readers were most interested in Dow’s announcement regarding divestments.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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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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We're covering high-tech applications, mixer technologies, the packaging of adhesives and sealants, and more in our January 2015 issue. Don't miss it!

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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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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

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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