Commentary Stories

Ask Dr. Dave: April 2013

Dave Dunn shares details regarding UV adhesives/coatings for a medical device assembly.
April 1, 2013

QUESTION: We use a UV adhesive/coating for assembling the plastic and metal components of a complex medical device. We need to optimize our curing process and ensure that the adhesive is fully cured with maximum properties. What are the most important factors?


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Spring Forward

Spring is the season of exciting new opportunities.
April 1, 2013

Spring is such a great time of year. As the trees start to bud and the flowers peek up out of the dirt, we begin to feel like anything is possible.


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Credit for Home Builders

March 28, 2013

Bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1255, the Home Construction Lending Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013) was recently introduced to help provide home builders access to credit for viable home building projects. Do you think it will help to increase jobs in the construction sector?


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Flight Safety

March 21, 2013

Do you agree with the Transportation Security Administration's announcement that pocket knives and other previously prohibited items will be allowed in airline cabins starting in April?


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Wealth Inequality

March 14, 2013

An online video ("Wealth Inequality in America") has gone viral that shows how wealth is distributed in the U.S. The video claims that the average CEO makes 380 times what the average worker makes. Do you think top executives are worth that much?


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Working from Home

March 7, 2013

Do you think Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's recent decision to ban the company's employees from working from home was a good idea?


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Ask Dr. Dave: March 2013

Can you offer some advice regarding the sourcing of monomers for acrylic adhesives formulations?
March 1, 2013

We are formulating acrylic adhesives (both reactive acrylics and anaerobics), but are having problems with the sourcing of monomers. Some suppliers can’t seem to give us monomers that produce shelf-stable products, even though they purport to have added extra free-radical stabilizers. Can you offer some advice?


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Strategic Solutions: Fuel Economy Standards and the Adhesives Market

Robust demand is expected to offer opportunities for adhesives.
March 1, 2013

In August 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint final rule for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2017-2025.


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Editor’s Memo: Materials Handbook

Welcome to our annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook.
March 1, 2013

As in previous years, this year’s handbook has been updated with many new products and definitions. The listings are divided into five major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions and Extenders; and Solvents.


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Do You Prefer E-Books?

February 28, 2013

Do you prefer e-books, or do you still purchase traditionally published hardcover or paperback books?


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Multimedia

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In-Depth Features

These articles detail advantages and innovations for multiple end uses.

Podcasts

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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THE MAGAZINE

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

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2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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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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Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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