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Arkema’s Offer to Purchase Bostik Makes Top News

Last week, readers were most interested in the news that Total received an offer from Arkema to acquire its Bostik affiliate.
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MACtac Acquisition Garners Most Interest

Last week, readers were most interested in the sale of MACtac.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Readers Most Interested in Royal Adhesives Acquisition

Chemque’s acquisition by Royal Adhesives drew the most reader interest last week.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Dow Automotive and LORD Development Agreement Retains Top Spot

For the second consecutive week, readers were most interested in a development agreement between Dow Automotive and LORD.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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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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Q&A About Polyurethane: Coatings Raw Materials

Can you provide some general information regarding coatings raw materials?

I am familiar with formulating polyurethanes for adhesive applications, but would like to learn more about coatings raw materials in order to provide a broader product profile to my customers. Can you provide some general information?


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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.

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.

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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Development Agreement Between Dow Automotive and LORD is Top News

A structural adhesive development agreement drew the most reader interest last week.

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.


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Huntsman Manufacturing Disruption Garners Most Interest

Last week, readers were most interested in an unplanned manufacturing disruption at a Huntsman facility.
This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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