Formulators

Adhesives, Sealants and Horseshoe Nails

The failure of an adhesive, coating or encapsulant can have dire consequences in electronics applications.
By James DiBurro, Michael Platte, and Timothy Walsh
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In today’s advanced electronics applications, adhesives, encapsulants, sealants, and other chemistries can be the “horseshoe nails” of mission-critical electronics systems.


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Regulatory Review: Categorical Considerations for VOC Regulation

Some products that are considered to be coatings may not lie within the architectural coatings rule, but may instead cross over to adhesives and sealants rules—or even others.
By Michael Schmeida
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Given any of the variety of adhesive and sealant products on the market, many ASI readers could probably determine the specific VOC rule and level that would apply.


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New Approaches for VOC Emissions

Specifications for VOC emissions continue to evolve in the U.S. and Europe.
By Reinhard Oppl
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An increasing number of countries are seeing the advantages of products with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.


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Novel Testing and Quality Control

Distinctive data can help convince customers to allocate time and resources to trial a product in their application.
By Debbie Nash-Makita
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For many years, the adhesives and sealants industry has used a range of standardized test methods to ensure the quality of products for industrial applications.


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Options for Polyurethane Chemistry

The use of aliphatic diisocyanates and their derivatives can provide many benefits for thermoplastic materials.
By Dirk Hoppe, Corey King, Rainer Lomoelder, Christoph Nacke, Samy Saad, and Emmanouil Spyrou
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As a material class, polyurethanes have unique properties over many other polymeric materials.


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Celebrating Coatings

The European Coatings Show and Congress will be held March 18-21 in Nuremberg, Germany.
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The Nuremberg Exhibition Center in Nuremberg, Germany, will again welcome coatings professionals from all over the world to the European Coatings Show and Congress from March 18-21. 


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Titanium Dioxide Substitution

Titanium dioxide substitute formulations could affect product quality.
By Vaishnavi Jayaraman
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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a unique chemical with a wide range of applications.


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New Leadership, Continued Focus

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The ASC’s incoming chairman discusses plans for the coming year.


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Composites 2013

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This year’s event will provide educational sessions and networking events for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and other industry experts from 36 countries.


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Vinylesters for PSAs

By Nathalie Havaux, Olga Kameneva, Francois Simal, and Robert van Tuil
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Vinylester monomers present a versatile tool to enhance the performance of waterborne acrylic PSAs.


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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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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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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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