Manufacturers

Mechanical vs. Adhesive Bonds in Assembly

Using multiple materials in assembly can provide many advantages.
October 1, 2013

Adhesive bonding can be used to assemble identical materials or materials of different types; the purpose of such an assembly is to transfer mechanical loads in a given environment.


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Evolving Pressure-Sensitive Tape Adhesives

Technology is keeping pace with demands for increasingly industrial applications.
September 5, 2013

Industries ranging from automotive and consumer electronics to building and construction are designing and manufacturing products that call for increasingly sophisticated bonding solutions.


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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?
September 5, 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?


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Managing Inventory: A Delicate Balance

Managing inventory in a highly regulated environment directly impacts a company’s ability to offer competitive pricing without eroding profits.
September 5, 2013

Businesses face inventory management challenges with varying degrees of difficulty.


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Bio-Coatings Improve Implant Functionality

A new coating could help medical implants function better.
September 5, 2013

Tiny implants to monitor bodily functions or to provide insulin or other drugs based on immediate need would be an advancement in personalized medicine. But a problem inherent in implants is the tendency of the human immune system to recognize the device as an invader and encapsulate it, preventing the device from doing its job.


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Case Study: Living Under the Same Roof

Roof tile adhesives can provide strong adhesion, including resistance to hurricane-force winds.
September 5, 2013

Sarasota Roofing Co., a family-owned, multi-generational company, takes pride in the ties to its Florida community and its reputation for being one of the most established, trustworthy roofing contractors in the area.


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Market Trends: China’s Silicone Sealant Market

Foreign suppliers are feeling the pressure from improved domestic technology in China’s neutral silicone sealant market.
September 5, 2013

Suppliers, customers and channel players in China’s silicone sealant industry agree that the best products come from foreign brands. They also agree that customers are demanding higher and higher quality sealant products.


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Case Study: Runway Reconstruction

High-performance silicone joint sealants were selected in the construction of a new runway at Andrews Air Force Base.
September 5, 2013

Silicone joint sealants from Dow Corning Corp. were selected for use in the reconstruction of the primary runway at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Md.


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Q&A About Polyurethane: September 2013

What approaches can be used to achieve excellent performance at elevated temperatures?
September 5, 2013

I am developing an adhesive for an application that requires heat resistance greater than 80°C. A formulation based on a waterborne polyurethane polymer currently provides the best adhesion to the substrate and is a fit for the application process. What approaches can be used to achieve the required level of elevated temperature performance?


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Advancing Adhesives: Improving Hot-Melt Adhesives

A new generation of polyolefins with valuable properties has been introduced.
September 4, 2013

Polyolefin-based, hot-melt adhesives have proven their advantages in various fields of adhesive applications in recent decades. In the last 10 years, a new generation of polyolefins have been introduced, showing new and value-adding properties for the hot-melt adhesive customer.


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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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