Formulators

Bonding Composites: From Performance to Fashion

Adhesive formulators are developing a variety of bonding systems to meet the needs of the dynamic composites industry.
August 5, 2013

Composite materials, including carbon fiber, are often preferred over conventional materials such as metal because they are lightweight, versatile and resilient.


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Innovative Dispensing Technology for Material Formulators

Technically advanced dispensing systems continue to evolve for the precision formulating of adhesives and sealants.
August 5, 2013

Material formulators continue to define and develop new formulations of epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, and acrylics for their customers’ product assembly applications.


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Advancing Adhesives: School Glues Go Green

Penford Products has teamed up with Elmer’s to develop natural school glues.
August 5, 2013

Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp. and a leading global supplier of specialty bio-products for use in industrial applications including coatings, adhesives and polymers, has announced its support behind the launch of a natural school glue jointly developed with Elmer’s Products Inc.


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PCB Industry Drives Changes in Packaging

Developments in the printed circuit board industry are challenging suppliers to continuously improve quality and processes.
August 5, 2013

In the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, manufacturers must drive change or they don’t survive.


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Adding Value with Systems Engineering

Systems engineering can be greatly beneficial when manufacturers want to integrate structural adhesives into a particular process.
July 1, 2013

"Added value” is not just an overused buzzword in today’s business and manufacturing environment. It can actually be the key driver in profitability when incorporating adhesives into a manufacturing process.


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Market Trends: Developing Regions Drive Global Adhesives and Sealants Demand

Developed regions including Europe, Japan and the U.S. have long represented major markets for adhesives.
July 1, 2013

Developed regions including Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have long represented major markets for adhesives.


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Focus On: Domestic Expansion

The company expects to add 106 jobs over the next two years to the Houston Bay area.
July 1, 2013

Kuraray recently broke ground on its greenfield Kuraray Poval (polyvinyl alcohol) plant in La Porte, Texas. This new plant will reportedly add to Kuraray’s portfolio of manufacturing in the U.S., including ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVAL) and co-block thermoplastic elastomers (SEPTON). Kuraray’s Poval plant will have a production capacity of over 40,000 tons in its first phase.


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Strategic Solutions: Macro Outlook for Adhesives and Sealants

For 2013, ChemQuest expects volume to increase slightly.
July 1, 2013

Current government austerity policies in the U.S. and Europe appear to be lowering GDP through reduced government spending and increased taxes. At the same time, central banks in developed countries around the world continue efforts to boost economic growth with unprecedented accommodative monetary policies.


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Formaldehyde and Health Risks

Negative health effects caused by formaldehyde can be avoided through safe ventilation practices and detection instruments.
July 1, 2013

Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used to manufacture building materials and various household products. Formaldehyde resin is an adhesive commonly used in woodworking, especially in veneer and lamination work. It is known for open working time, rigidity and moisture resistance.


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Low-Volatile Pure Monomer Resins

Several new low-volatile pure monomer resins with varying softening points have been developed in response to general demand for low-VOC raw materials.
July 1, 2013

Pure monomer resins (PMRs) are produced from pure aromatic monomer streams, especially styrene and alkyl styrene derivatives.


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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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