Manufacturers

Focus On: Bostik Celebrates 125 Years of Innovation

Global adhesive specialist marks the anniversary of the company's founding in 1889.

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, marks its 125th anniversary this year.


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Regulatory Review: Signs of Potential Prop 65 Revisions and their Impact for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

An explanation of some of the core elements of a Prop 65 revision currently under consideration.

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs / Blocking up the scenery, breaking up my mind / Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign? —Five Man Electrical Band (1971)


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Editor's Memo: Taking Things Easy?

Maybe the goal shouldn't be taking things "easy" so much as using and enjoying our time wisely.

If you’re anything like me, the concept of “taking things easy” is totally foreign.


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Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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Electron Beam Technology for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Applications

Ultraviolet and electron beam technology offers many benefits for PSAs, including environmental and application advantages.

Initial reports on the use of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technology for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) began to appear in the late 1960s.


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IP in Depth: Avoiding Unnecessary Disclosures in Patent Applications

The distinction between disclosing how to practice an invention and explaining how an invention works is important to understand when drafting patent applications.

The disclosure of an invention in a patent application must meet the “enablement” provision of the U.S. Code, which states that the “specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same.”


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Maximizing Quality and Cost Benefits with Structural Adhesive Testing

Choose a method for testing structural adhesives that maximizes benefits.

Testing of structural adhesives is too often an assumed and prescribed process rather than a strategy to ensure quality and cost efficiencies.


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A Static Solution for Manufacturers of Adhesives and Sealants

Properly designed static mixer heat transfer equipment offers many benefits for adhesive and sealant manufacturers.

The fluids used in the adhesives and sealants industry are among the most difficult to handle of any in the main worldwide process industries.


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Improved Rheological Quality Control Tests for Today's Adhesives and Sealants

A range of rheological equipment is available with a variety of spindle geometries to properly perform quality control analyses of various adhesives and sealants.

Formulators are constantly updating their adhesive and sealant formulations; consequently, manufacturers of the equipment used to measure the adhesives’ and sealants’ flow behavior properties must keep current with these new formulations.


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Eco-Friendly Adhesives for Converting and Packaging

Starch-based adhesives offer a number of benefits in converting and packaging applications.

Packagers and converters are always seeking the most efficient, cost-effective adhesives. Many times, synthetics are not the most reliable solutions. This is especially true in an era when U.S. companies of all types are encouraged to find more environmentally friendly options.


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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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