Manufacturers

Developing Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives for Low-Temperature Applications

When formulating pressure-sensitive adhesives for low-temperature applications, the advantages of SBS copolymers should be considered.
By Alejandro C. Esquivel De La Garza
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FINAT defines low-temperature adhesion as the ability of pressure-sensitive coated material to adhere at temperatures below 5°C. Today, many applications require adhesion that must be maintained at temperatures of -25°C or lower.


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Market Trends: Opportunities for Growth in Automotive Sector Continue for Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

The global automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 5.59% from 2013 to 2018.
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The global automotive coatings, adhesives, and sealants market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.59% from 2013 to 2018, according to “The Global Automotive Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants Market 2014-2018,” a recent report from TechNavio.


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Regulatory Review: Adhesives Manufacturers Blindsided from the Left Coast

While the easier approach might be to look the other way and let a handful of impacted manufacturers fight this battle alone, I'm not sure it would be a wise one.
By Mark Collatz
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We all knew it was coming. The California’s Safer Consumer Regulation has been on everybody’s radar screen for years.


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Editor's Memo: Distributor Partners for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The relationship between distributors and manufacturers in the adhesives and sealants industry has evolved far beyond simple product delivery.
By Susan Sutton
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Welcome to our annual Distributor Directory, a year-long reference tool designed to help you quickly locate a distributor that best suits your needs.


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Ask Dr. Dave: How can we get our adhesives approved for food/beverage or medical applications?

Dave Dunn's July 2014 column.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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Food packaging is an industry that involves special requirements.


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Automation in the Metering, Mixing and Dispensing of Adhesives and Sealants

Diverse automation and manual metering, mixing,and dispensing options are necessary to suit a variety of industrial applications.
By Mark Sorenson
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Manufacturers are demanding increasingly robust and cost-effective solutions when facing challenges in bonding, potting, and form-in-place gaskets. As a result, two-part fluids are increasingly being specified to provide higher quality, consistency and endurance.


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Case Study: Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps Provide the Glue of the Operation for an Adhesives Manufacturer

Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps offer multiple benefits for adhesive and sealant manufacturing operations.
By Bernd Reitemeyer
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As a high-volume manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, SABA Dinxperlo B.V. has encountered some “sticky” situations over the years.


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Rapid Adhesive Bonding by Induction and Microwave Curing

Induction and microwave curing procedures must be evaluated and customized according to the specific application.
By Arno Maurer
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Adhesive bonding in industrial production often requires very short curing times. In the case of reactive adhesives, this generally means high curing temperatures.


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Advancements in UV LED Curing Technology for Adhesives

The gaps that previously existed between traditional lamp solutions and UV LED-based curing systems have been narrowed.
By Pamela Lee
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Assembly and manufacturing processes are highly dependent on the rapid and effective curing of ultraviolet (UV) adhesives. Historically, mercury arc lamps have been used as the curing source in a wide range of industrial applications and processes to polymerize adhesives.


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Focus On: Adhesive Mixing Technology Can Help Facilitate Sustainability in Dental Practices

A new adhesive mixing technology can save money by reducing materials consumption.
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Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of the economy and manufacturing. The production of dental materials is no exception; here, too, sustainability is playing a crucial role in developing advanced, environmentally friendly technology.


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