Manufacturers

Strategic Solutions: Surface Treatment - A Formulator's Friend for Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings

A well-chosen and implemented solution allows manufacturers—and their customers—to focus on the next challenge.
By James (Jim) E. Swope
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As a supplier, imagine knowing that almost any material was bondable. How much more productive would your work be if you could focus on such factors as environmental resistance, structural strength or cure speed?


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Editor's Memo: Adhesives and Sealants Contribute to Mind-Blowing Progress

It really is mind-boggling to consider just how pervasive adhesives and sealants are in our daily lives.
By Susan Sutton
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Nearly everything we take for granted today could be considered high-tech, especially when looked at from the perspective of the past.


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2014 ASI Top 25: Leading Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers

Included with each company's listing are contact information, estimated 2013 sales figures (if publishable), and a company profile.
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This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants.


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Ask Dr. Dave: Why are some waterborne adhesives called latex, others called dispersions and yet others emulsions?

Dave Dunn's August 2014 column.
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Many companies use different terms to disassociate their water-based adhesives from adhesives based on natural latex.


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Market Trends: Silicone Sales Continue to Rise

A decisive advantage for manufacturers of silicone is the variety of sales markets for silicone products.
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Silicones are irreplaceable in many industrial sectors. Silicone elastomers, oils and resins are the most important product types that are manufactured based on quartz sand.


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Case Study: A Thermoplastics Compound Manufacturer is Going to the Next Level

A manufacturer of thermalplastics compounds finds multiple benefits with underwater pelletizing systems and belt dryers.
By Jürgen Skanda
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Founded by the Ghidini family in 1983, Soredi S.p.a. is a manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds based in the northern Italian town of Cologne, a 72-km (45-mile) drive due east from Milan.


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Case Study: A Speedy Solution for Glue Extender Production

A rotary batch mixer helps in the efficient production of wheat flour for glue extenders.
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Since 1982, Idaho Milling and Grain has produced wheat flour in a process that involves measuring, milling, and mixing. The industrial-grade wheat flour is then formulated into a glue extender for the wood products industry.


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Mixing and Dispersing Silicones

Proper care during the mixing process ensures that time and energy input is minimized while the utility of the formulation is optimized.
By Stephanie Shira
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When producing a new adhesive or sealant product, the formulation must first be worked out.


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Nonwovens Disposable Hygiene: A World of Opportunity for Adhesive Manufacturers and Dispensing Equipment Suppliers

Adhesive manufacturers and dispensing equipment suppliers can partner in helping disposable hygiene manufacturers efficiently produce higher quality products while reducing costs.
By Alan Ramspeck
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Today's consumer wants it all—disposable hygiene products with high, consistent performance but at the lowest price. Producers strive to balance changing and increasing demands of consumers, sensitivity to sustainability, and the need to manage production costs and efficiency in order to remain competitive and profitable.


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Photovoltaic Module Rail Bonding with Acrylic Foam Tapes

This paper received the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's 2014 Carl A. Dahlquist Award for Best Technical Paper.
By Scott R. Meyer
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To justify the cost of building viable solar farms, photovoltaic (PV) module installations must offer long-term performance.


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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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