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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”