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UV/Vis Energy-Cure Adhesives and Sealants: Industry Trends, Chemistry, and Packaging

Applications for energy-cured coatings, adhesives and sealants have grown rapidly.

With governments and corporations increasingly emphasizing innovation, advanced materials, new energy technologies, and sustainability, applications for energy-cured coatings, adhesives, and sealant systems have grown rapidly.


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Handicapping the Field: How Next-Generation Solar PV Materials Will Emerge into the Market

The search is on for materials platforms that improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels.

The solar panel industry now seems back on track following the boom-and-bust period.


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CE Marking Compliance: Risks and Rewards for Sealant Manufacturers

Sealant manufacturers should be aware of the new harmonized European Standard for the construction industry.

The construction industry’s new harmonized European Standard (hEN) has brought conformity to any product declaration or performance claim, and allows free movement of materials throughout the European Union member states.


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Carbon Dioxide-Based Polycarbonate Polyols for Polyurethane Systems

PPC polyols are a sustainable, low-cost option with performance properties exceeding those of conventional polyols in polyurethane RHM adhesives.

Traditional polyurethane reactive hot-melt (RHM) adhesives make use of blends of polyester, polyether and, in rare cases, conventional petroleum-based polycarbonate polyols.


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Strategic Solutions: Tips for Successful Adhesives and Sealants Business Development

What is business development, and how do you increase the odds of success?

Business development can be defined several ways. To some people, it is a sales function. Others might see it as a marketing function, and yet others think it involves work with mergers and acquisitions.


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Regulatory Review: Signs of Potential Prop 65 Revisions and their Impact for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

An explanation of some of the core elements of a Prop 65 revision currently under consideration.

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs / Blocking up the scenery, breaking up my mind / Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign? —Five Man Electrical Band (1971)


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Program Highlights for the ASC Fall 2014 Convention and Expo

The ASC Fall Convention and Expo will draw hundreds of visitors from around the world.

Delegates from around the world will meet at The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Fall Convention and Expo.


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Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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Electron Beam Technology for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Applications

Ultraviolet and electron beam technology offers many benefits for PSAs, including environmental and application advantages.

Initial reports on the use of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) began to appear in the late 1960s.


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IP in Depth: Avoiding Unnecessary Disclosures in Patent Applications

The distinction between disclosing how to practice an invention and explaining how an invention works is important to understand when drafting patent applications.

The disclosure of an invention in a patent application must meet the “enablement” provision of the U.S. Code, which states that the “specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same.”


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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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