Formulators

Q&A About Polyurethanes: Formulating Basics for Coatings

What are some fundamental issues that I should know regarding the basics of formulating coatings?

An important concept to learn is critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC). Understanding this concept is essential for formulating high-performance coatings. In fact, it’s an “elephant in the room” for many formulators—ignored at our peril.


Read More

Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives for Hard-to-Bond Substrates

Today's updated chemistry and processing know-how can make a surprising range of substrate combinations feasible.

The current laminating industry mindset is to simply try anything. Many manufacturers have started to realize that creative combinations of unexpected substrates might fill untapped demand for finished products that look and feel novel, are extra sturdy, or display other desirable properties that are unattainable with standard materials.


Read More

Construction Tape Trends

New acrylic construction tapes outperform traditional rubber and asphaltic options.

Ten years ago, a variety of adhesive construction tapes was available. The choices were limited to rubber, butyl and asphaltic tape, each offering known pros and cons to builders. As


Read More

Baltimore Hosts the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2015 Tape Summit

Pressure-sensitive adhesives professionals from around the world will convene May 11-15 for this key tape industry event.

From May 11-15, tape professionals from around the world will come together in Baltimore for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2015. The industry-focused event will provide segmented and flexible learning options to help attendees formulate the most effective knowledge-building experience possible.


Read More

Regulatory Review: TSCA Reform - The Time is Now

Any further compromise will most likely lead to the falling away of considerable industry support.

By the time you read this column, the battle for Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform will be fully engaged. Battle lines will have been drawn, cosponsors for bills will have been recruited, and charges and counter charges will have been swapped back and forth in Senate committee hearings.


Read More

Packaging Matters

Attractive packaging really does influence buying decisions!

A little over two years ago, I adopted a dachshund named Sebastian. He is absolutely adorable, with big, baby-like eyes. At just 12 lbs, he is also baby sized.


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

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.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI June 2015 cover

2015 June

Welcome to our annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

"Cultural Fit"

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times observed that new employees are often hired based on the personal similarities they share with their interviewers. How important is “cultural fit” when hiring someone?
View Results Poll Archive

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
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.

More Products

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. 

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.