Formulators

Spring Forward

Spring is the season of exciting new opportunities.

Spring is such a great time of year. As the trees start to bud and the flowers peek up out of the dirt, we begin to feel like anything is possible.


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Glutaraldehyde Uses and Counterfeits

Over the past decade, counterfeiters have increasingly made and sold products that they claim are glutaraldehyde based, but actually contain other ingredients.

First produced commercially in 1951, glutaraldehyde provides broad efficacy, is readily biodegradable and formaldehyde free, and is also non-carcinogenic, non-persistent and non-bio-accumulative, which distinguishes it from many other biocides.


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Ask Dr. Dave: March 2013

Can you offer some advice regarding the sourcing of monomers for acrylic adhesives formulations?

We are formulating acrylic adhesives (both reactive acrylics and anaerobics), but are having problems with the sourcing of monomers. Some suppliers can’t seem to give us monomers that produce shelf-stable products, even though they purport to have added extra free-radical stabilizers. Can you offer some advice?


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Editor’s Memo: Materials Handbook

Welcome to our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook.

As in previous years, this year’s handbook has been updated with many new products and definitions. The listings are divided into five major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions and Extenders; and Solvents.


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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.

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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ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

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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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Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2015 April

Our April issue includes previews of the ASC Spring Convention and Expo and the European Coatings Congress and Show, as well as articles detailing end-use applications in transportation, raw materials and equipment. Check it out today!

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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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