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Soft Silicone Adhesives Crucial for Atraumatic Advanced Wound Care Dressings

Silicone adhesive dressings minimize pain, promote wound healing, and improve clinical and financial outcomes for caregivers.
By Derek Rudnak
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Mention the words “silicone” and “medical” in the same sentence, and it’s arguable that most people will immediately think of silicone’s well-known (and occasionally maligned) usage in artificial breast implants. However, silicone has other significant and successful applications in medical products.


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Case Study: Adhesive Promotes Unbreakable Displays in Automotive Applications

A new high-tech adhesive prevents glass splinters in vehicle crashes.
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SCHOTT and DELO® Industrial Adhesives have collaborated to develop an unbreakable glass cover composite for vehicle navigation and entertainment screens, in which a high-tech adhesive bonds the display to the special glass cover.


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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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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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