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Editor's Memo: Material Matters

I recently posed a number of questions to leading materials and chemicals suppliers, industry leaders, and the ASI online community.

We’re celebrating materials in this issue with our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook, which includes definition/use information for key products, as well as supplier details.


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Adhesives at Work: Stuck on Heat Sinks

The performance of a heat sink can be improved by using thermal adhesives.

If you’re like most modern-day professionals, each morning you boot up your computer and work late into the day. During that time, you probably don’t even think twice about the heat sink inside your computer, do you?


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Solutions in Silicone

Silicone's coil-like structure has enabled the creation of a wide range of previously unimaginable products.

The second most common element on earth, silicon represents 28% of the earth’s crust and is found in sand, silicates, and many minerals such as quartz.


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Regulatory Review: Into the West

California will be an area of considerable focus for the adhesives and sealants industry in 2015.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) recently held its annual “forecasting” conference call, during which we prioritize what are believed to be the biggest legislative and regulatory issues for the industry in the upcoming year.


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Disposable Hygiene: One Core Adhesive Does Not Fit All

As core fluff in disposable hygiene products is decreased or eliminated, the role of adhesives becomes increasingly essential to core integrity.

In mature markets, disposable diaper and feminine hygiene products have reached market saturation. Since consumers of these products expect reliable absorption and no leakage, their purchase decisions are now based on other differentiating factors, such as scent and softness—but also thinness.


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Making Adhesives and Sealants Safer

Innovations discovered at Purdue University are being commercialized to improve radiation detection and make adhesives and sealants safer.

Officials at a Chicago-based startup say innovations discovered in Purdue University’s School of Nuclear Engineering are being commercialized to address challenges in improving radiation detection and making sealants and adhesives safer.


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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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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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