Raw Materials and Chemicals

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.
May 1, 2014

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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Case Study: Keeping Odor and Flames at Bay with VAE Dispersions

New VAE dispersions have been developed for low-emission carpet applications.
May 1, 2014
The choice of binders plays a key role in many applications and industries. Binders based on vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers (VAE) have traditionally only been seen as a niche product, specifically in the carpet industry.
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Advancing Adhesives: Bio-Based Polyols for High-Performance Polyurethane Adhesives

Bio-based adhesive solutions can promote moisture protection and flexibility in a variety of applications.
May 1, 2014

The world’s growing population and wealth, combined with raw materials scarcity, influence the adhesives market. Manufacturers are searching for bio-based solutions in order to reduce reliability on scarce raw materials and improve the carbon footprint of their products.


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IP in Depth: Compact Prosecution

Compact prosecution was originally conceived to speed up examination, shorten pendency and increase efficiency of patent prosecution.
May 1, 2014

The concept of “compact prosecution” was introduced in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the 1960s.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Increasing Market Requests for Sustainable Adhesives

How is the adhesive industry addressing market requests for increased sustainability?
May 1, 2014

Researchers have identified a number of global trends that will have an impact on the adhesive business. One major trend is to use energy more efficiently—both to protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and from a basic cost-of-energy standpoint.


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Strategic Solutions: Selling Green

Companies need to tell the whole story when they are marketing "green" product attributes.
May 1, 2014

Green, bio-based, renewable, eco-friendly—no matter which label we attach, the current marketing buzz is about environmentally conscious products.


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Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - Can the Senate Get There in 2014?

TSCA reform seems to be at a legislative crossroads this spring.
May 1, 2014

About this time last spring, the U.S. Senate actually appeared on the brink of tackling reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


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Ferro First Quarter Sales Fall

April 30, 2014
Ferro Corp. recently reported net sales of $392 million in the first quarter of 2014, vs. net sales of $418 million in the first quarter last year.
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HORN Expands Partnership with BASF

April 29, 2014
HORN recently announced it has expanded its distribution partnership with BASF in the western U.S.
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Imerys Talc Names Lintech Distributor of the Year

April 28, 2014
Lintech International recently announced it has been named Distributor of the Year by Imerys Talc.
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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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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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