Formulators

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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Repackaging Options for Two-Component Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

Many factors determine the size and format of the optimal adhesive, sealant or coating package.

More and improved packaging options are available today for two-part chemistries than ever before, including side-by-side cartridges for extrusion or spray, dual syringes, syringe kits, jar kits, twin pouches (both burst and clipped), barrier kits, injection kits, and premixed and frozen syringes/cartridges.


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Spray Polyurethane Foam Application: When Are Workers Safe?

Emissions data collected following spray polyurethane foam application has been used to estimate the time required for workers to safely re-enter and work without respiratory protection.

The determination of trade worker re-entry time following the application of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in residential and commercial buildings has traditionally been estimated by SPF manufacturers.


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Top 30 ASI Feature Articles of 2014

The ASI Top 25 again tops the list; readers also continue to be interested in articles focused on new technologies and opportunities for adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Below are the year’s most-viewed feature articles on the ASI website (posted and viewed from 1/1/14 to date).


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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 May

You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, and more!

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