Formulators

Understanding the Role of Fumed Silica in Adhesives and Sealants Formulations

Fumed silica offers a variety of benefits for adhesives and sealants.

Formulators use particles to enhance the functionality of existing polymer matrices for adhesive and sealant products.


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Focus On: One Supplier to the Adhesives and Sealants Industry is Finding Diamonds in the Rough

New product ideas are just waiting to be discovered.

The next time you’re in a car, take a close look at the many different materials inside and outside that are bonded together.


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Adhesive and Sealant Council 2014 Fall Convention and Expo

The event will include concurrent technical sessions, an Expo and multiple networking opportunities

Delegates from around the world will gather at The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo, scheduled to take place October 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, S.C.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: Coatings Raw Materials

Can you provide some general information regarding coatings raw materials?

I am familiar with formulating polyurethanes for adhesive applications, but would like to learn more about coatings raw materials in order to provide a broader product profile to my customers. Can you provide some general information?


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Editor's Memo: Adhesives and Sealants Contribute to Mind-Blowing Progress

It really is mind-boggling to consider just how pervasive adhesives and sealants are in our daily lives.

Nearly everything we take for granted today could be considered high-tech, especially when looked at from the perspective of the past.


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2014 ASI Top 25: Leading Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Included with each company's listing are contact information, estimated 2013 sales figures (if publishable), and a company profile.

This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.


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Ask Dr. Dave: Why are some waterborne adhesives called latex, others called dispersions and yet others emulsions?

Dave Dunn's August 2014 column.

Many companies use different terms to disassociate their water-based adhesives from adhesives based on natural latex.


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Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.

Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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Mixing and Dispersing Silicones

Proper care during the mixing process ensures that time and energy input is minimized while the utility of the formulation is optimized.

When producing a new adhesive or sealant product, the formulation must first be worked out.


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Advancing Adhesives: Hot-Melt Adhesives are Packed to Perfection

What's old is new again with new packaging for hot-melt adhesives.

The expression “old wine in new bottles” refers to dressing an old, well-worn idea in new garb.


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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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