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Hot-Melt Adhesives 101: A Primer for Users

Hot-melt adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications.

For many people, the glue sticks and glue guns they buy at their local hobby or hardware store are an introduction to hot-melt adhesives—but these products are only a small glimpse of what is possible in the world of hot melts.


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Assembly Show Returns to Rosemont: Opportunities for Adhesives and Sealants

The annual event includes an exhibit hall, workshops and a keynote about reshoring U.S. manufacturing.

The ASSEMBLY Show is scheduled to take place October 28-30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.


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4 Trends Impacting the Global Adhesives and Sealants Industry

The adhesives and sealants community will meet this month to discuss trends and new technologies at the ASC Fall Convention and Expo.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supports a $43 billion global industry whose reach spans all market segments and sub-segments.


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Editor's Memo: Managing Expectations

It's vital that we communicate our expectations and/or share our ability to fulfill specific requirements.

I recently had to schedule hip replacement surgery. The scheduler at the surgeon’s office went through various details with me, and then assured me that she would be sending me a packet with lots of information regarding the procedure, the hospital stay, post-op therapy, etc. A month passed, and no packet.


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Flame-Retardant Foam Gaskets: Fire Proof and High Performing

Flame-retardant foam gaskets play a significant role in preventing or delaying the spread of fire.

Polyurethane-, epoxy- and silicone-based reactive resins are used for a variety of products in the lighting industry. The applications range from the casting of sensors or ballasts and the sealing of the luminaire to the bonding of LED modules into a tube.


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Ask Dr. Dave: What is the difference between a polyurethane adhesive and a polyurea adhesive?

Dave Dunn's September 2014 column
The most important difference is that the polyurea reaction is much faster than the polyurethane one.
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Advancing Adhesives: A New Wave of Waterborne Dispersions for Adhesives and Coatings

Water-based polyolefin dispersions offer versatile benefits for coatings and adhesives.

Think artificial turf, personal care items, carpet backing and pizza boxes have nothing in common? Think again.


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Achieving Adhesion to Difficult Substrates

A new material can be used to improve adhesion in a variety of substrates.

Adhesion, or lack of it, is one of the most critical attributes for most adhesives, coatings and inks. A variety of options can be explored when it comes to adhesion.


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"Boring" Boron and Adhesives

Boron plays an important role in the formulation of adhesives.

Considering the massive market size of adhesives and their importance in almost all sectors of materials and applications, boron likely plays a small yet definitive role in the adhesives industry.


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Understanding the Role of Fumed Silica in Adhesives and Sealants Formulations

Fumed silica offers a variety of benefits for adhesives and sealants.

Formulators use particles to enhance the functionality of existing polymer matrices for adhesive and sealant products.


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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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