Manufacturers

Regulatory Review: Holistic Environmental Regulation

Lifecycle assessments will likely play a major role in future environmental regulations.

One argument many industries have against environmental regulation has been that it often ignores a holistic view of a product and instead focuses on only one attribute (e.g., volatile organic compounds, or VOCs).


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Transposable Adhesives: Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives with Reactive Components

This paper was awarded the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s 2013 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper.

Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) have been an integral part of many industries that require the bonding of two or more materials.


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Ensuring Floor Covering Sustainability

“Green” floor coverings are only as environmentally friendly as the adhesives and other materials used in their installation.

Floor covering manufacturers have made considerable progress in developing coverings, both hard and soft, that are healthier for building users because they have less impact on the environment.


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Using Bio-Waste and Other Alternatives as Green Adhesives

Waste materials can be reused to develop renewable and even biodegradable products.

The use of bio-waste and other alternatives to produce green adhesive products is growing in popularity due to increased industry regulations and a steady public opinion to support green products.


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Advancing Adhesives: Finding Adhesive Solutions

A collaborative approach to adhesive product development between manufacturers and clients can ensure regulatory compliance.

"Faster, better, cheaper” — does this slogan capture the nature of your customers’ demands?


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Solid Reasons for Solid Systems

Solid-system adhesives offer a variety of benefits for the workplace and the environment.

According to a 2012 market intelligence report, the worldwide solvent market is expected to produce revenues of approximately $33 billion by 2019.


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Strategic Solutions: State-of-the-Industry Report

Recovery in the U.S. continues on solid footing, with the construction sector finally showing solid signs of growth.

2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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Advancing Adhesives: Prefab Houses are Taped - Not Nailed - Together

An adhesive tape has been developed to hold the individual components together.

A finished house stands on what just a few days ago was an empty green field. Such a feat is possible due to components that are industrially prefabricated in a manufacturing plant for finished parts and then simply need to be assembled on the building site, also known as prefabricated houses.


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Market Trends: Sealant Demand Growing in Europe

The construction industry continues to control the demand for sealants.

The total demand for sealants is estimated at 533,860 tons in 2012, according to “Overview of the European Sealants Market,” a new report from IAL Consultants.


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Editor’s Memo: And the Winners Are…

The construction industry continues to control the demand for sealants.

This issue of ASI is very exciting for our staff, because we’re able to announce the winners of the first-annual ASI Readers’ Choice Awards!


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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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