Manufacturers

Focus On: Sailing on Solar with Structural Adhesives

One solar-powered boat won the world championship with the help of structural adhesives.

The DONG Energy Solar Challenge is a highly competitive solar boat race that generates some of the most dynamic designs and construction techniques in composite technology and sustainability.


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Better Health at Bargain Prices: Six Ways to Institute an Affordable Workplace Wellness Program

Smaller businesses just don't have the resources to promote and support workplace wellness - or do they?

Workplace wellness programs are very popular right now. In fact, according to the 2012 Deloitte Survey of U.S. Employers, 62% planned to increase wellness and preventive health programs.


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Improving Customer Care

11 ways your employees can show customers that they care.

Caring about customers is one of the best ways to differentiate your business and gain long-term consumer loyalty. But how can employers operationalize such a “soft” skill?


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Market Trends: Solvents Market on the Rise

The global solvents market value is predicted to increase by 4% per year until 2021.

Solvents are an important part of adhesive, paint, varnish and printing ink formulations.


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Environmentally Sound Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tape Manufacturing

RTM certification acknowledges and raises the visibility of PSTC member companies that invest in being responsible tape manufacturers.

In an uncertain and changing world, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s (PSTC) Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) program is helping member companies that manufacture pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape products to demonstrate that their products are made in a responsible manner with regard to the environment, people, facilities, and quality systems.


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Recent Advances in Die-Attach Film Adhesives

Die-attach film adhesives can enable more advanced technology for packaging semiconductor devices.

Using die-attach film at the wafer level compared to using die-attach material on individual die offers many benefits


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FAQs about Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Brands and label converters must consider several factors when choosing a pressure-sensitive adhesive for their application.

Brands and label converters must consider several factors when choosing a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) for their product application—from cost and sustainability to performance to design.


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A Sealant Solution

Vinyl acetate ethylene binders provide a cost-effective option for sealant applications without compromising formulation quality.

While most consumers might not be able to visually differentiate between one caulk or sealant and another, product formulators and chemists understand the tremendous diversity between products.


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Focus On: New Technology Enables Self-Adhesive Media to be Removed Without a Trace

A new rubber formulation allows for easily removable self-adhesive print media.

Imagine printing out your best vacation snapshots and sticking them on the cupboard or refrigerator door—then peeling them off without a trace.


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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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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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