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Ask Dr. Dave: March 2013

Can you offer some advice regarding the sourcing of monomers for acrylic adhesives formulations?
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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We are formulating acrylic adhesives (both reactive acrylics and anaerobics), but are having problems with the sourcing of monomers. Some suppliers can’t seem to give us monomers that produce shelf-stable products, even though they purport to have added extra free-radical stabilizers. Can you offer some advice?


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Labor and Productivity Trends

Future job growth in the adhesives and sealants industry is expected to align with end-market demand.
By Andrew Hinz and Trent Myers
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In terms of job growth—or more accurately, the lack of job growth—the Great Recession was a brutal period for the adhesives and sealants industry.


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Advancing Adhesives: Water-Based Polyurethane Goes Green

Soy oil replaces petroleum in water-based polyurethane coatings and adhesives.
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Battelle scientists have reportedly invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other—environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent.


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Strategic Solutions: Fuel Economy Standards and the Adhesives Market

Robust demand is expected to offer opportunities for adhesives.
By A. Todd Muhleman
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In August 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint final rule for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2017-2025.


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Editor’s Memo: Materials Handbook

Welcome to our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook.
By Susan Sutton
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As in previous years, this year’s handbook has been updated with many new products and definitions. The listings are divided into five major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions and Extenders; and Solvents.


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Adhesives, Sealants and Horseshoe Nails

The failure of an adhesive, coating or encapsulant can have dire consequences in electronics applications.
By James DiBurro, Michael Platte, and Timothy Walsh
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In today’s advanced electronics applications, adhesives, encapsulants, sealants, and other chemistries can be the “horseshoe nails” of mission-critical electronics systems.


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Regulatory Review: Categorical Considerations for VOC Regulation

Some products that are considered to be coatings may not lie within the architectural coatings rule, but may instead cross over to adhesives and sealants rules—or even others.
By Michael Schmeida
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Given any of the variety of adhesive and sealant products on the market, many ASI readers could probably determine the specific VOC rule and level that would apply.


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Protecting Against Catastrophic Combustible Dust Explosions

Industrial vacuums are an effective tool for preventing secondary explosions.
By Doan Pendleton
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The issue of dust explosions has been a hot topic since the early 20th century.


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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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Novel Testing and Quality Control

Distinctive data can help convince customers to allocate time and resources to trial a product in their application.
By Debbie Nash-Makita
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For many years, the adhesives and sealants industry has used a range of standardized test methods to ensure the quality of products for industrial applications.


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