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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry Making Steady Progress

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year.
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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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Focus On: One Supplier to the Adhesives and Sealants Industry is Finding Diamonds in the Rough

New product ideas are just waiting to be discovered.

The next time you’re in a car, take a close look at the many different materials inside and outside that are bonded together.


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Improving Assembly with Fastener and Component Enhancement Materials

Adhesives, sealants and coatings have made great strides in improving the reliability of fastener systems.

The concept of using helical threaded fastening dates back many centuries. Nearly as old is the consequential search for a means of keeping these same fasteners secure until removal is required.


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Intertape Polymer Group® Inc.: Masking Tape

This company offers what is reportedly the first masking tape designed to adhere to water-based and ultra-high slip release agents.
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ITW Announces 60th Anniversary of Devcon Brand

ITW recently announced that Devcon® brand, a product line of ITW Polymers Adhesives North America, will mark its 60th anniversary in September.
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AkzoNobel Announces Solar Cell Technology Collaboration

AkzoNobel recently announced it has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore.
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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.

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.

To justify the cost of building viable solar farms, photovoltaic (PV) module installations must offer long-term performance.


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Strategic Solutions: State of the U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Industry

U.S. adhesive and sealant manufacturers have benefited from an economy that has been growing quicker than other developed economic regions.

The outlook for the U.S. adhesives and sealants industry at the mid-point of 2014 has slightly improved over 2013. After growing just 1.9% in 2013, most economists are predicting the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 3% for 2014.


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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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You won't want to miss our October issue: industry trends from the ASC, converting and packaging, testing, a preview of The Assembly Show, and more!

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