Manufacturers

Regulatory Review: An Introduction to Alternatives Assessment

A basic understanding of AA may be useful to those in the adhesives and sealants industry.

Over the past couple of years, the concept of alternative assessment (AA) has become much more common in the regulatory environment.


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Focus On: Expanding Excellence

Bostik celebrates Business & Technology Center expansion.

A VIP list of political, business and economic development leaders helped Bostik celebrate the grand opening of its expanded business and technology center in Wauwatosa, Wis., late last year.


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Strategic Solutions: The True Meaning of Green

Neither the adhesives industry nor the coatings industry can fly info a “green” future, nor should they try.

For many years, we have been hearing about green adhesives, paints, household cleaners and buildings—basically, green everything.


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Editor’s Memo: Steady Dedication

Which articles have been most useful to you, and which ones did you skip over?

I’m writing this column one day after the horrific terror attacks in Boston. Authorities are unsure whether the origination was domestic or foreign, and we’ve all got more questions than answers. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at ASI are with those affected by the attacks.


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Case Study: Passing the Torch

The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony powerboat was fabricated using structural adhesives.

The now world-famous powerboat that was driven up the Thames by David Beckham to bring the Olympic flame to the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony was a Bladerunner BR RIB 35.


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Atlanta to Host Spring ASC Convention

The adhesives and sealants community will gather April 21-23 to share business information, discover the latest innovations, and network with industry leaders.

Technological advancements, industry innovations and regulatory updates: all these features and more will be highlighted at the 2013 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Ga. The adhesives and sealants community will gather at the Hyatt Regency from April 21-23 to share business information, discover the latest innovations, and network with industry leaders.


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Discoloration of Elastomeric Joint Sealants

Various mechanisms and formulation components can cause sealant discoloration.

Today’s elastomeric joint sealants are quite remarkable. For a relatively low cost, they provide much of the protection against air or water intrusion for many types of assemblies. In these applications, a sealant must adhere tenaciously to the substrates and maintain prolonged flexibility while being bombarded by wind, rain, heat, ultraviolet (UV) light, ice, dirt, and so on.


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Extending Moisture-Cure Polyurethane Binders with Water

Water extension of reactive moisture-cure prepolymer binders has proven to be a practical technology with economic and performance benefits.

Moisture-cure polyurethane adhesives, or more particularly, moisture-cure polyurethane binders, are used extensively to combine particulate materials into a solid form either by molding or other processes. These particulate materials can be diverse in physical characteristics ranging from sand and small stones to recycled tire crumb, flexible urethane foam scrap, wood, and fiber.


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Drying with Sound

Acoustic drying can accelerate the converting and printing process.

In today’s mercurial economy, it is increasingly difficult for any printer or converter to remain profitable. Pressures come from multiple sources, including the fluctuating costs of utilities, the rising costs of raw materials and the continuous demand for ecologically friendly resources.


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Spring Forward

Spring is the season of exciting new opportunities.

Spring is such a great time of year. As the trees start to bud and the flowers peek up out of the dirt, we begin to feel like anything is possible.


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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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