End Users

New Approaches for VOC Emissions

Specifications for VOC emissions continue to evolve in the U.S. and Europe.
By Reinhard Oppl
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An increasing number of countries are seeing the advantages of products with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.


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Advancing Adhesives: Advances in Tape

BeneHold tape strips replace adhesive tapes that are traditionally packaged in rolls.
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Vancive Medical Technologies™ (formerly Avery Dennison Medical Solutions) recently introduced BeneHold medical tape strips, which can enable clinicians to reduce tape waste, help guard against the spread of infection and satisfy certain compliance regulations associated with dialysis care.


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Advancing Adhesives: Hot Melts Heat Up

New hot-melt adhesives can resist both heat and water.
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Henkel has introduced new molding products under the Macromelt brand for electrical applications.


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Ask Dr. Dave: January 2013

By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We have a lab freezer that goes down to -32°C, and the seals are torn and need replaced. What do you recommend?


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New Leadership, Continued Focus

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The ASC’s incoming chairman discusses plans for the coming year.


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Composites 2013

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This year’s event will provide educational sessions and networking events for manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and other industry experts from 36 countries.


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Controlling VOC Emissions

By Carl Lechner and Karen Sy-Laughner
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New regulations could have a huge impact on how rubber-to-substrate adhesive users conduct their business.


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Advancing Adhesives: Game Changer

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BASF partnered with The Seattle Mariners to debut compostable snack bags.


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Strategic Solutions: Is the Construction Market Finally Turning Around?

By A. Todd Muhleman
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Construction-related end uses are among the largest categories of adhesive applications, making up approximately $4 billion of the $16 billion adhesive market in the U.S.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: January 2013

By Dr. Jeffrey F. Dormish
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Certain polymer-based adhesives are described as crystalline, while others are described as amorphous. How do these adhesive polymer types differ? What advantages could be expected from each type?


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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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