Formulators

Carbon Nanotube-Based Coatings

New coatings containing CNTs offer enhanced strength and corrosion resistance.
May 1, 2013

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are nanometer-scale tubular structures consisting entirely of carbon atoms. They represent a newly discovered elemental form of carbon and have remarkable properties in terms of mechanical strength, thermal conductance and electrical conductivity.


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Advancing Adhesives: Agricultural Waste and Adhesives

Glue produced from spent fowl is proving to be an alternative to soy-based adhesives.
May 1, 2013

Almost two-thirds of adhesives produced each year in the U.S. are from non-renewable petroleum resources. However, each year brings added pressure to search for alternatives to petroleum-based adhesives, as oil prices rise and concerns over pollution released during the manufacture of these products grow.


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Advancing Adhesives: Mussels Inspire Innovative New Adhesive for Surgery

A new synthetic family of adhesives can serve as bioadhesives.
May 1, 2013

Mussels can be a delicious meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.


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High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.
May 1, 2013

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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Self-Assembling Acrylic Block Copolymers for Enhanced Adhesives Properties

A new type of acrylic copolymer has been developed that features block structures and controlled functional group placement due to a controlled radical polymerization process.
May 1, 2013

Acrylic polymers are widely used in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications in the form of emulsion, solvent or radiation-cured systems. They combine good UV resistance, transparency, tailored tack, and stiffness due to a large choice of acrylic and methacrylic comonomers.


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Build Your Knowledge at PSTC’s Tape Summit 2013

Attendees of Tape Summit 2013 will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities.
May 1, 2013

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2013 will be held May 13-17 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. Industry professionals will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities, including Tape University, TECH 36, and the Exhibitor and Technical Poster events.


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Q&A About Polyurethane

Can existing formulations help make the leap from a one-component polyurethane coating to a two-component system?
May 1, 2013

I would like to achieve the high performance of a two-component polyurethane coating, but my application process is only able to handle a one-component system. Can any existing formulations help me make this performance leap?


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Regulatory Review: An Introduction to Alternatives Assessment

A basic understanding of AA may be useful to those in the adhesives and sealants industry.
May 1, 2013

Over the past couple of years, the concept of alternative assessment (AA) has become much more common in the regulatory environment.


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Strategic Solutions: The True Meaning of Green

Neither the adhesives industry nor the coatings industry can fly info a “green” future, nor should they try.
May 1, 2013

For many years, we have been hearing about green adhesives, paints, household cleaners and buildings—basically, green everything.


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Atlanta to Host Spring ASC Convention

The adhesives and sealants community will gather April 21-23 to share business information, discover the latest innovations, and network with industry leaders.
April 1, 2013

Technological advancements, industry innovations and regulatory updates: all these features and more will be highlighted at the 2013 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Ga. The adhesives and sealants community will gather at the Hyatt Regency from April 21-23 to share business information, discover the latest innovations, and network with industry leaders.


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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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